Program Overview

On this program, you will learn about human-centered design and gain firsthand knowledge about technologies for sustainable water use and treated waste water reuse, renewable energy, and organic farming in Jordan. Students will assess the needs of a local community or business to identify an engineering problem, and develop a design project that brings an innovative and practical response to a local need.
 
You will also gain insights to water, farming, and energy challenges in arid environments through site visits to the Valley of Jordan, the Dead Sea, water treatment plants, sustainable agriculture sites, and Bedouin communities.
 
You will experience very different perspectives on resource management during the homestay in Amman and field visits with Bedouin families in the desert.
 
For further information about this program, including dates and course information, please visit: https://studyabroad.sit.edu/programs/summer/summer-2020/jod/.

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

Additional requirements

Previous college-level coursework or background in engineering, environmental science, or studies in related fields.

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

NOTE: The start date of this program conflicts with the UO spring term finals week. Please speak with a GEO advisor before 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.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20203/1/2020Early JuneLate July

Travel Advisories

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