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SIT Study Abroad Jordan: Intensive Arabic Language Studies (Summer)
Amman, Jordan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** 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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Program Provider:
SIT - School for International Training
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Program Term(s):
Summer
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Minimum Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Minimum GPA:
2.75
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Prerequisites:
No
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Previous Language Study Req?:
No
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Language of Instruction:
Arabic
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Language courses offered:
Arabic
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Housing Options:
Guest House, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
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Areas of Study:
Arabic, Arabic Language and Literature, Middle Eastern Studies
Program Description:
Program Description:
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Jordan: Intensive Arabic Language Studies (Summer)

2018

Rapidly gain new Arabic language skills through intensive language study in Jordan. The program is appropriate for all skill levels, from beginning to advanced.

Program Highlights
 

  • Develop and expand competencies in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian colloquial Arabic.
  • Learn in highly interactive classroom, homestay, and field-based settings.
  • Live with a host family in Amman, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
  • Receive customized Arabic lessons focused on the sites and communities visited and learn to communicate in a variety of situations with native Arabic speakers, incorporating culturally appropriate gestures.
  • Experience the daily life, culture, and traditions of a Bedouin community during a homestay in the Badia desert.
  • Visit Petra, the Dead Sea, Aqaba, Ajloun, Wadi Rum, Jerash, and the Dana Nature Reserve.
  • Read, listen to, and analyze stories from the Jordanian press and other Arab media outlets (ARAB 3009 students only).

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

Key Topics of Study

  • Speaking, listening, reading, and writing Arabic
  • Communication in a variety of situations with native Arabic speakers, incorporating culturally appropriate gestures
  • Stories from the Jordanian press and other Arab media outlets (ARAB 3000 students only)
  • Conversational proficiency as a solid foundation for further learning
  • Tools to increase language proficiency independently

Money Matters

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:

  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance

Scholarships:

  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $3,000.  
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

Contact SIT Study Abroad




For Gustavus Adolphus students: SIT uses US semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 US semester credits. Thus, most SIT courses, which are worth 3 US semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.

This program can fulfill the Gustavus foreign language requirement (2 courses, or 8 US semester credits required) for Gustavus students who pass the course with a grade of C- or higher.

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