I'm *thrilled.* I'm applying for a Fulbright Grant to do a research project in Jordan after I graduate, but as a part of the application I need a "letter of affiliation" from an organization in Jordan that says they'll give me support. I've been trying to make contact with people from universities and organizations for about a month, but to no avail.
But today, everything changed. Have you heard of the Six Degrees of Separation? Well, it's true. As it turns out, the Chairperson for the Department of Urban Planning just returned from Jordan. To make my life more perfect, he also has contacts at the University of Jordan, which is where I'd like to study. So he's sending an email to his contacts today, and *hopefully* I'll hear back from them sometime this week.
Isn't that grand?! :)