Jordan

Intensive Arabic in Amman

This 9-week summer program is for students who have a strong interest in learning Modern Standard Arabic through an intensive language program in the Middle East. You will attend Arabic classes at the Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman. Students of all levels of Arabic, from novice to advanced, can be accommodated and no prior experience in Arabic language is required. To further enhance your cultural learning and understanding of the country of Jordan, you have the option to participate in excursions to sites of natural, cultural and historical significance in Jordan, such as Petra, Wadi Rum,...

SIT: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action in Amman

Explore first-hand the major challenges and impacts of refugees in the context of Jordan and Switzerland with the Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action program. You will engage in rigorous academic coursework and research with a focus on refugee assistance and humanitarian action, and examine key principles and laws related to refugee status and treatment. This program includes the following: a 12-week homestay in Amman, Jordan; intensive Arabic language study; thematic seminars; independent research project (last month of program); and field visits to Palestinian and Syrian refugee camps...

CIEE: Middle East Studies in Amman

The Middle East Studies program offers you a series of specially designed area studies courses in such fields as 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...

CIEE: Advanced Arabic in Amman

The Advanced Arabic Language program is designed to give you the opportunity to take a full load of courses taught in Arabic by combining intensive language study with area studies courses. By doing so, you will develop a high level of proficiency in Arabic and a better understanding of important issues facing Jordan and the Middle East today. This program is academically and linguistically challenging and requires a solid commitment on the part of students. Classes are small, often taught tutorial style, and require discipline and sustained effort both in and outside of the classroom...
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