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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Laurence Stewart Program Type: Partner
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore Areas of Study: Arabic, Architecture, History, Islamic World Studies, Politics
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credits: 3, 6
Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite On-Site Language Course Required: No
Language of Instruction: Arabic, English Housing Options: Homestay, Shared Apartment
Internship Available: No COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Yes
Program Description:


Students will have the opportunity to study colloquial Jordanian Arabic, giving new dimension to their interactions with local speakers
Choose from a variety of area studies courses in English and engage with guest speakers on a host of political and cultural issues. They will take part in cultural activities ranging from cooking and calligraphy, to soccer and traditional dance. Students will have the opportunity to visit important archaeological and natural sites which may include Petra, Jerash, the crusader-era castle of Kerak, and the Dead Sea. 

Academics & Curriculum

The study abroad program is offered in two sessions; students may participate in one or two. Students choose one course per session. This is a rigorous program for focused students seeking the opportunity to begin learning Arabic or about the history, culture, and politics of Jordan and, more generally, the Middle East. The number of daily contact hours is high, and attendance is required. Students must expect a more formal classroom environment and take initiative in understanding instructors’ expectations.

Accommodation & Meals

During Session I, students have the option of residing in a homestay or an apartment. Meals are the responsibility of the students who choose to live in apartments. Students who live in homestays will have breakfast and dinner available. Dinner is the main meal, often served in the late afternoon.
During Session II, students will reside in the hostel at the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) within an easy walk of the CIEE Amman Study Center. ACOR is a comfortable, secure facility that hosts a number of student and faculty groups, workshops, and scholars conducting Humanities and Social Science research in Jordan. Accommodation in ACOR’s hostel consists of double rooms with full en-suite bathroom, ingredients for a do-it-yourself breakfast, and one cooked meal for the group per day. Hostel residents also enjoy 24/7 access to ACOR’s library (one of the best in Jordan), use of the computer lab and free wireless internet, as well as use of common areas and kitchen facilities. Laundry service, printing, photocopying, and faxing are available for a small fee.

In addition to its convenient location near the CIEE Amman Study Center, ACOR is within walking distance of shopping and other services.



Students attending this program may wish to apply to one or more of the following scholarships:

More scholarship opportunities can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship webpage

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022
Rolling Admission 05/16/2022 06/13/2022
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** 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.

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