Growing up in the heat and humidity of the Middle East, Yazan is eager to start this new chapter of his life in the valleys of Urubamba. A Jordanian-Palestinian who lived most of his life in Jordan, Yazan has an intimate love for the outdoors, devotion to sports, and an eagerness to take action. A King’s Academy graduate, he served on the Student Leadership Council for 3 years, captained the varsity basketball team, and led the expansion of the school’s student-led newspaper The Rexonian. In Peru, Yazan looks forward to building on his past and paving the way for new passions and interests. From unraveling the mysteries of Peruvian food to fully immersing himself in the Spanish language to enjoying “friendly” games of football with fellow cohort members, Yazan is all in! With ties to the oppressed Palestinian community, Yazan hopes to utilize this experience to distill and dissest the roots of civic engagement to further his activism and continue his fight for the Palestinian cause as it forms a huge part of his identity. Through this transformative semester, Yazan will lay the foundation to his career in law, while also engaging in a unique abroad experience with like-minded individuals.