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This intensive field-based Arabic language immersion program uses a content-based approach. Based in Amman, students engage in an Arabic-only environment of classroom instruction, field exercises, and homestays to learn Arabic and Arab culture. The emphas
Location:
Amman, Jordan
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The SIT Jordan: Intensive Arabic Language Studies program is an intensive, field-based Arabic language immersion program held during the summer. Based in the capital city of Amman, students are fully immersed in an Arabic-only environment and learn through a combination of classroom instruction, field exercises, and meaningful homestay experiences. Complementary educational excursions outside of the program base reveal Jordan's rich heritage, culture, and geography while providing diverse contexts in which to practice language skills. Students have the unique opportunity to live with a Bedouin community during their excursion to the Badia area of Jordan. Group excursions to both the north and south of Jordan include site visits to Petra, the Dead Sea, and Aqaba while providing myriad opportunities to learn Arabic in customized field-based settings. The emphasis of the course is Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), with additional instruction in Jordanian Colloquial Arabic, as well. Students gain an understanding of Arabic diglossia and proper usage of MSA versus colloquial.

This intensive field-based Arabic language immersion program uses a content-based approach. Based in Amman, students engage in an Arabic-only environment of classroom instruction, field exercises, and homestays to learn Arabic and Arab culture. The emphasis of the course is Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), with additional instruction in Jordanian Colloquial Arabic as well. Students gain an understanding of Arabic diglossia and proper usage of MSA versus colloquial. Students at an advanced proficiency level will have a Media Arabic component built into the curriculum.

Setting Description:
Carefully designed educational excursions highlight Jordan’s ancient history and present-day resources, cultures, and communities while granting students an exceptional opportunity to continue improving their Arabic language skills outside Amman. Excursions outside Jordan’s bustling capital allow students to experience the sharp contrasts between urban and rural life.

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Scholarships:
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Scholarships Description:
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