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  • Locations: Amman, Jordan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/01/2020 04/01/2020 05/20/2020 07/13/2020
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: Arabic, English
Housing Options: Apartment (Shared), Apartment (Single), Homestay Class Standing: 2. Sophomore
Program Type: Study
Program Description:

Summer Middle East Studies

AMMAN, JORDAN

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Program Overview

Centrally located Amman is the ideal place to unravel intriguing Middle Eastern and international issues like Arab-Israeli relations, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, fundamentalism and politics, and more. Learn about all this and more, in a city that celebrates both a cosmopolitan outlook and its age-old souks, mosques, and monuments.

Unique Experiences

LEARN CONVERSATIONAL ARABIC

to help you connect with Jordanian people.

EXPLORE WORLD-FAMOUS TREASURES

like Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash, and the Dead Sea.

DISCOVER CULTURAL TRADITIONS

with introductions to traditional cooking, dance, henna, calligraphy, soccer, films, and plays.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Session 1 overnight trip: Petra and Wadi Rum. Explore an ancient city elaborately carved from stony cliffs, and where ancient inscriptions are tucked among spectacular arid arches, cliffs, caverns, and gorges.
  • Session 2 overnight trip: Petra and Wadi Rum (as above) or a hike/camping trip that combines outdoor adventure and archaeological heritage.
  • Day-trip possibilities: Biblical Jordan, including Madaba Plains (the biblical lands of Moab), Mt. Nebo, and the city of Madaba; and a Dead Sea trip.
  • Visit iconic mosques, museums, and cafes.
  • Guest speakers illuminate a range of issues, from the contemporary music scene to life in the U.S. Foreign Service.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • On-site orientation – an introduction to Jordanian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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