Learn about the Middle East’s politics, shifting power configurations, and efforts to promote peace and global security from Jordan, a peace broker in the region.
Over the last two decades, the Middle East experienced major events—from the 1994 Oslo Peace Treaty to the Arab Spring revolutions to the civil wars in Syria, Libya, and Yemen—that continue to reshape the geopolitical map of the region. As a peace broker in the region, Jordan provides an excellent site from which to study territorial conflict and state sovereignty, international intervention, and how geography’s effects on politics and international relations. You’ll learn about the dominant international relations paradigms in the Middle East and discuss reconciliation models with political scientists, diplomats, and policymakers. You’ll also consider the rise of ISIS and the role of Russia and the US in peacemaking in the Middle East.
For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: SIT: Geopolitics, International Relations, and the Future of the Middle East
If you are interested in applying for this program, we strongly advise you to meet with a GEO advisor prior to applying.
SIT Study Abroad has rolling admission, which means that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis between the opening and closing dates of the review process. Applications must be complete to be reviewed for admission. Since many programs fill long before the published closing dates, you are strongly advised to apply by the above priority deadline.
Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by SIT. The SIT admissions committee strives to select students who will be the best possible match for the program. You should submit strong academic references and demonstrate a consistent academic record, clear motivation to study abroad, solid reasoning for their program choice, and an understanding of the program model.
IMPORTANT: Application for a SIT program involves two parts. Both parts of the application are due by the GEO application deadline.
- Completion of the GEO application process.
- Completion of the SIT application process.
Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the SIT 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
Dates and Deadlines
|Term||Year||Final Deadline||Arrival Date||Departure Date|
|Fall Semester||2017||4/15/2017||Early September||Mid-December|
|Spring Semester||2018||10/1/2017||Late January||Early May|
Additional Date Information
To confirm the exact program dates, please consult SIT.
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.