CIEE: Advanced Arabic in Amman

Language Requirement: Yes
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or above
Location: Middle East, Jordan
GPA: 3.0
Program Overview

The University of Oregon is currently monitoring the crisis affecting the region. Please contact your program coordinator for the latest information on this program. 

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. Instructors are native Arabic speakers, trained in their fields and teaching Arabic language. During the Advanced 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 in Amman

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Academic Year 2024/2025 TBD -- --
Fall Semester 2024 TBD -- --
Spring Semester 2025 TBD -- --

Discount for Pell Recipients

To expand access to study abroad, GEO is offering a $400 discount for this program to UO students who currently have the Pell Grant as part of their federal financial aid (FAFSA).

Course Equivalencies

UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Non-UO students: 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.

Additional requirements
  • Minimum of two years of college-level Arabic or equivalent ability to pass an on-site Arabic proficiency exam.
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, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by GEO Staff. 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.