** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Language of Instruction:
Apartment (Shared), Apartment (Single), Homestay
Areas of Study:
Arabic Language and Literature, Archaeology, History, Humanities, Linugistics, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, Politics
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.
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.
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.
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
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
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