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

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date

Spring Semester 

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Fall Semester 2023 4/1/2023 8/27/2023 12/15/2023

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.

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. 

Housing Description
Students have the option of living with a Jordanian host family or in an apartment with other CIEE program participants. All housing option are between 20-40 -minute commute to CIEE Amman Center.

Travel Advisories

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.

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