Program Details

The Summer Intensive Arabic Program in Amman, Jordan offers Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic in two 4-week sessions. Classes meet 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Each student will receive 100 hours of Arabic language instruction in
Location:
Amman, Jordan
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Students on AMIDEAST's Summer Intensive Program live in Amman, which is an ancient city facing distinct modern challenges, thus making it an exciting place to live and study. Students enrolled in AMIDEAST’s Education Abroad Program in have opportunities to study Arabic with some of the most respected language teachers in the region and to increase their Arabic acquisition through daily interactions with host families. In addition to academic coursework, AMIDEAST students benefit from an on-site orientation, a truly knowledgeable Jordanian staff, an opportunity to become part of a Jordanian family, and organized excursions to exciting locations around Jordan. During each of the two summer sessions AMIDEAST organizes a one day excursion to different parts of the country. In past terms, excursions have taken students to Jerash and Ajloun or to Madaba and the Dead Sea. Because each summer session includes a different trip, those students participating in multiple sessions will have the opportunity to visit both sites.

The Summer Intensive Arabic Program in Amman, Jordan offers Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic in two 4-week sessions. Classes meet 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Each student will receive 100 hours of Arabic language instruction in each session, including both Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Arabic. One summer session covers the material usually presented in one semester on a U.S. campus. Students are given placement tests prior to arrival and placed in the level appropriate for their Arabic language proficiency. Please visit our website to view all levels that are offered. Please note that Arabic 101 is only offered in summer sessions if there are a sufficient number of applicants who do not have any background in the Arabic language. We do not guarantee that this course will be available. Please indicate on your application if you are hoping to enroll in 101.

With AMIDEAST's more than 60-year presence in the Middle East and North Africa, AMIDEAST Abroad Programs are able to draw on AMIDEAST's long term experience in the region, strong local connections, and deep understanding of the intercultural, health, safety, and security issues inherent to study abroad in the Arab world.
Setting Description:
Amman is the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Built on seven hills, Amman has expanded in size and population from a quaint sleepy town at the close of World War II, to the bustling, multicultural metropolis it is today. Students will live and share meals with Jordanian host families throughout their program. All families have been carefully screened by AMIDEAST Jordan, and families generally host two AMIDEAST students at a time. All host families are Arabic-speaking, however, some English is spoken in most of the homes.
Cost:
See program website.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
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