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  • Locations: Amman, Jordan; Istanbul, Turkey
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 03/30/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2024 10/25/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Guest House, Homestay, Hotel Areas of Study: Anthropology, Arabic Language and Literature, Economics, Education, Geography, Independent Study, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Minority Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies
Class Standing: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior Program Type: Field Placement, Study
Program Description:

 

SIT Study Abroad Jordan: Geopolitics, International Relations, and the Future of the Middle East

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs.

Study the complex history and politics of the Middle East and learn about efforts to promote peace and global security in Jordan’s capital, Amman.

WHY STUDY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN JORDAN?

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has long played a pivotal role in the geopolitics and international relations of the Middle East. Today, it is a moderate Arab state confronting modernization and the effects of regional conflicts, such as the latest refugee crisis. From the modern capital, Amman, become acquainted with the traditional values of a country with history dating back to ancient times while delving into regional politics and social change. In addition to Petra, Wadi Rum, and Mount Nebo, you’ll visit Istanbul, Turkey, and learn the extent to which Turkey is influencing the future political arena of the Middle East. Throughout the semester, you’ll improve your Arabic language skills through customized lessons in a field-based setting and participation in highly interactive conversations about the sites and communities you visit.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Study the lasting effects of the Arab Spring on politics and society in the region.
  • Explore the effects of diplomacy and international relations in conflict resolution.
  • Discuss regional politics with political scientists, diplomats, and policymakers.
  • Visit Istanbul and different historical, educational, social and political sites on excursions in Turkey.
  • Customize your experience by focusing on either Arabic language or peacebuilding

MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  

SCHOLARSHIPS

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