AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Jordan (Semester/Academic Year)

Amman, the capital of Jordan, has expanded from a quaint sleepy town to the bustling, multi-cultural metropolis it is today. As Jordan is deeply enmeshed in the international relations of the region, students may find no better place to study pressing Middle Eastern issues and Jordanian Arabic.

In this semester/academic year program in Amman, Jordan, students will take 12-17 credits per semester and have the option of both Arabic and Area Studies courses taught in English. Students live with host families in Amman. There will be multiple excursions per semester, such as to Petra or Wadi Rum.

ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

  • Arabic: Blended Modern Standard & Colloquial Jordanian (8 credits) is recommended

  • Colloquial Jordanian Arabic (3 credits) is required if not in the 8-credit course

  • Elective Area Studies Courses (3 credits each) taught in English in a variety of disciplines including a Community-Based Learning course. Recent courses have been drawn from art, history, political science, religion, and women's studies.

  • Media Arabic (3 credits) is also available as an elective

COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING

Every semester we offer our Community-Based Learning course. This interdisciplinary course aims at strengthening and deepening students' knowledge of the Middle East through direct experience in local organizations and a series of lectures aimed at providing the theoretical framework for studying and interacting with Jordanian society, culture, and politics.

Students will have a volunteer placement in a local organization where they are expected to spend at least five hours a week. There are also lectures/seminars to contextualize the placement, providing the opportunity to directly observe and analyze different aspects of Jordanian culture, social relations, and politics under the framework provided by the class readings and discussions.

If you're curious to see what topics are covered or need to confirm whether a class will count for your university, please download the latest available syllabi here.

AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Jordan (Semester/Academic Year)

Amman, the capital of Jordan, has expanded from a quaint sleepy town to the bustling, multi-cultural metropolis it is today. As Jordan is deeply enmeshed in the international relations of the region, students may find no better place to study pressing Middle Eastern issues and Jordanian Arabic.

In this semester/academic year program in Amman, Jordan, students will take 12-17 credits per semester and have the option of both Arabic and Area Studies courses taught in English. Students live with host families in Amman. There will be multiple excursions per semester, such as to Petra or Wadi Rum.

ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

  • Arabic: Blended Modern Standard & Colloquial Jordanian (8 credits) is recommended

  • Colloquial Jordanian Arabic (3 credits) is required if not in the 8-credit course

  • Elective Area Studies Courses (3 credits each) taught in English in a variety of disciplines including a Community-Based Learning course. Recent courses have been drawn from art, history, political science, religion, and women's studies.

  • Media Arabic (3 credits) is also available as an elective

COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING

Every semester we offer our Community-Based Learning course. This interdisciplinary course aims at strengthening and deepening students' knowledge of the Middle East through direct experience in local organizations and a series of lectures aimed at providing the theoretical framework for studying and interacting with Jordanian society, culture, and politics.

Students will have a volunteer placement in a local organization where they are expected to spend at least five hours a week. There are also lectures/seminars to contextualize the placement, providing the opportunity to directly observe and analyze different aspects of Jordanian culture, social relations, and politics under the framework provided by the class readings and discussions.

If you're curious to see what topics are covered or need to confirm whether a class will count for your university, please download the latest available syllabi here.