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CIEE Middle East Studies in Amman, Jordan
Amman, Jordan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/17/2021 05/07/2021

** 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 Partner:
CIEE - Council on International Educational Exchange
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Program Term(s):
Semester only
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Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
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Minimum GPA:
2.50
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Prerequisites:
No
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Previous Language Study Req?:
No
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Language of Instruction:
English
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Language courses offered:
Arabic
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Meet Language Reqt in One Semester?:
Yes
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Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Homestay
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Areas of Study:
Accounting, Arabic Language & LIterature, Business Adminstration, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies/Sustainability, History, Intercultural Communications, International Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies, Political Science, Religion/Theology Program Design: Hybrid, Study Center, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Internship (with credit transfer)
Program Description:
Program Description:

Middle East Studies

AMMAN, JORDAN

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Program Overview

Come to Amman and immerse yourself in Middle Eastern history, culture, politics, language study, and university life at CIEE’s partner school, Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), as well as at CIEE Amman. Select coursework across of range of academic areas, in English, along with Arabic language classes matched to your skill level. Meet individuals key to the social fabric of Jordanian society, including diplomats, government officials, members of the growing private sector, Jordanian students, and families. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

ELECT TO DO AN INTERNSHIP

at a local or international NGO or business

VISIT IMPORTANT ARCHAEOLOGICAL

and natural sites in Jordan, such as Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, and a number of historical biblical sites

INTERACT WITH LOCAL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

and improve your Arabic through a peer language assistant program and cultural activities

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Excursions & Activities

Students enjoy a number of excursions to Jordan’s archaeological, historical, and natural wonders which may include: exploring biblical Jordan; camping in the middle of the desert during an excursion to Wadi Rum, known as the Valley of the Moon, and Petra, known as the Rose City; or, hiking in a Middle Eastern forest. You’ll also have an opportunity to participate in an organized community service project in Amman.


Internship

CIEE partners with more than 25 institutions and organizations where students may participate in for-credit internships or volunteer opportunities.

In the past, students have interned at Eco-Peace, the Collateral Repair Project, the Business Development Center, the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan, the Jesuit Refugee Service, and USAID. The experience of working at an internship combined with your studies in Jordan, will offer you unique insight to Jordanian social structure.

Volunteering
Give back to your host community while learning about Jordanian culture and people by volunteering. You could help to renovate and paint an elementary school in a nearby rural area, hand-in-hand with the community. Or help Jordanians with their English language skills. Students have also found opportunities to engage with Amman-based organizations that work with underserved communities. Volunteering can also serve as a not-for-credit internship.

 

Interact

Through the Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), CIEE students have the option to direct-enroll in a selection of PSUT courses and engage with PSUT students by participating in cultural clubs, sports teams, and general activities organized with the student council.  In addition, CIEE has introduced a shadowing program enabling all CIEE students to shadow PSUT students  for a day and experience the campus life in Jordan.  


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week on-site orientation – an introduction to Jordanian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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CIEE Diplomacy and Policy Studies Program in Amman, Jordan
Diplomats and policymakers need linguistic skills and an understanding of how local and regional issues relate to global issues. Through our Diplomacy and Policy Studies program, you’ll be immersed in the contemporary Middle East with an opportunity to experience first-hand the region’s culture, history, and politics through intensive language study, specialized coursework, excursions, cultural and volunteer activities, and much more.

Study abroad in Jordan and you will:logo
  • Learn about international relations, political science, and economics with a Middle Eastern and Jordanian focus
  • Engage with local experts, government officials, and diplomats through special cooperation with the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy (JID)
  • Improve your Arabic language skills through coursework in both Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic 
  • Partake in an optional internship at a local or international development organization

Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 
 

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