The Language and Culture program will offer you a series of specially designed area studies courses in such fields as archaeology, economics, history, international relations, literature, politics, and religion. Area studies courses will provide you with an overview of issues relevant to Jordan and the broader Middle East region. Although there is no language prerequisite, you will be required to take both Modern Standard and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic while in Amman. Colloquial Arabic is generally offered as an intensive mini-course at the beginning of the regular semester.
You will be required to take two language courses: one Arabic Language course and one Colloquial Jordanian Arabic course. In addition, you will take two area studies courses or one area studies course and an internship (taught in English). A full course load is considered 4 courses.
As part of the program, excursions are organized to historic and cultural sites in and around Amman.
For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Language and Culture in Amman, Jordan
If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.
Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.
IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:
- Completion of the GEO application process.
- Completion of the CIEE application process.
Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.
Please Note: A U.S. Department of State Travel Warning is in effect for this program’s location. You may be required to complete additional steps within your study abroad application. Please schedule an appointment with your GEO advisor to discuss this. For more information on the Travel Warning, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html
- A demonstrated interest in the Middle East and Arabic language through coursework and statement of purpose.
Dates and Deadlines
|Term||Year||Deadline||Arrival Date||Departure Date|
|Fall Semester||2017||5/1/2017||late August||late December|
|Academic Year||2017-2018||5/1/2017||late August||mid-May|
|Spring Semester||2018||10/15/2017||late January||mid-May|
Additional Date Information
To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.
If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.
Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.
Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.