CIEE: Middle East Studies in Amman

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or above
Location: Middle East, Jordan
GPA: 2.5
Program Overview

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 language courses: one Arabic Language course and one Colloquial Jordanian Arabic course. In addition, you will take two area studies courses or one area studies course and an internship (taught in English). As part of the program, excursions are organized to historic and cultural sites in and around Amman .

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Middle East Studies in Amman


** GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel.  All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.

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.

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Academic Year 2022-23 4/1/2022 Late August Early May
Fall Semester 2022 4/1/2022 Late August Mid-December
Spring Semester 2023 10/1/2022 Mid-January Early May

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