If you go to Jordan then you should be prepared by the country staff for most issues, and many pleasures, that almost all youth development volunteers find. In addition to cultural impacts such as,marriage customs, unemployment,rote test based education in schools, dress codes, gendered travel arrangements,good food and shopping, and what not, there are some organizational aspects ingrained in the Ministry you will be working with (formerly Sports). This often leads to requests for services and funding arrangements that call for a good deal of patience and formal politeness. The slow process of learning Arabic may pose issues for easy informal interaction. Experiences and demographics, such as your immediate local counterpart (mudeera?),host site, or the young girls you may officially be teaching some English, may be more "diverse" then you might think.