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Summer: AMIDEAST: Intensive Arabic in Jordan
Amman, Jordan (Outgoing Program)
Amman, the capital of Jordan, lies between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley and is said to be built on seven hills. At its heart is the Citadel, where you can see remains of the many civilizations--Greek, Persian, Roman, Egyptian, Ottoman, just to name a few--that claimed the region throughout its extensive history. Amman’s population is equally diverse, comprising Jordanians, but also Palestinian, Kuwaiti, and Iraqi immigrants who have fled to Jordan as a safe haven. The best way to practice your Arabic numbers is by haggling in the city’s bazaars. The Gold Souq, in downtown Amman, is renowned for its gold and silver work. For an ancient city, Amman has a surprisingly modern feel, with burgeoning retail, restaurant, and nightlife scenes.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the AMIDEAST website.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to AMIDEAST and Rutgers University. All students will take Modern Standard Arabic for 5 credits per summer term and Colloquial Arabic for 1 credit per term, for a total of 6 credits per term. For students whose proficiency is beyond the advanced level, a tutorial program will be arranged to address their specific interests (Media Arabic; Arabic literature; Classical Arabic texts, etc.)
For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Arrival: June 8th
Departure: July 12th
Arrival: July 13th
Departure: August 11th
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the AMIDEAST Academic Calendar web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by AMIDEAST and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Students enrolled in the AMIDEAST Summer Program in Amman will live with Jordanian families that have been carefully screened by AMIDEAST from a database of qualified applicants. Students usually are placed with families who have previous experience hosting American students through AMIDEAST. Few, if any, families speak English.
AMIDEAST matches students with host families using a variety of criteria. While all placement preferences may not be met in every case, AMIDEAST will strive to make the best match to ensure a rewarding and pleasant living experience. In the event of a problem, AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program staff members will be available either to mediate or to arrange a new host family placement. Students living with host families will be provided with all meals by their host families but may find that some days it is not possible to return to the family for lunch because of class schedules.
For more information about accommodations, please visit the AMIDEAST Accommodations web page.
Program Costs: Summer 2017
For more information about the additional non-billable expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about finances, including information about Financial Aid please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
AMIDEAST Education Abroad Scholarships- Available to all students participating in a Rutgers Study Abroad AMIDEAST program. For more information and application instructions please visit the AMIDEAST Scholarships web page.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and national scholarships.