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|Program Sponsor:||SIT/World Learning|
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Glossary entry for program parameter 10168Program Partner:
|SIT - School for International Training||
Glossary entry for program parameter 10208Program Term(s):
Glossary entry for program parameter 10164Minimum Class Standing:
|Junior, Senior, Sophomore||
Glossary entry for program parameter 10167Minimum GPA:
Glossary entry for program parameter 10992Prerequisites:
Glossary entry for program parameter 10206Previous Language Study Req?:
Glossary entry for program parameter 10165Language of Instruction:
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Glossary entry for program parameter 10169Housing Options:
|Guest House, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel||
Glossary entry for program parameter 10171Areas of Study:
|Arabic, Arabic Language and Literature, Middle Eastern Studies|
Rapidly gain new Arabic language skills through intensive language study in Jordan. The program is appropriate for all skill levels, from beginning to advanced.
- 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
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
- 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
- Visit our website: studyabroad.sit.edu
- Request more information or email us: email@example.com
- Call an admissions counselor: 888-272-7881
- Contact a former student.
- Apply to SIT.
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.