Program Overview

The 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. Instructors are native Arabic speakers, trained in their fields and teaching Arabic language.

During the Arabic Language Program you will take part in the CIEE Community Language Commitment by speaking Arabic at all times (except in emergencies). This fosters a learning community that contributes to both Arabic language proficiency and understanding of Jordanian society.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Advanced Arabic Language Program in Amman, Jordan.

Please Note: The U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory system has changed. Check the current travel advisory status for Jordan.

Additional requirements

  • You must pass on-site language proficiency exam.
  • Language Requirement Note: 2.5 years of college-level Arabic (or equivalent) with a 3.3 GPA or higher

Course Equivalencies

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.

Application process

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:

  1. Completion of the GEO application process.
  2. 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.


Dates and Deadlines

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE's website.
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20204/1/2020Late AugustMid-December
Academic Year2020-214/1/2020Late AugustMid-May
Spring Semester202110/1/2020Late JanuaryMid-May

Travel Advisories

For current health, safety, and travel advisory information, search the US Department of State country webpage.