- Amman, Jordan; Geneva, Switzerland
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Break
- Program Description:
Witness the humanitarian response to the regional refugee crisis, focusing on refugee health, and explore the effects of and reactions to the influx of refugees to Europe during an excursion to Switzerland.
Visit Palestinian and Syrian refugee host communities, healthcare facilities, UN agencies, international relief organizations, and local NGOs.
You’ll also visit UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency), United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNICEF, Danish Refugee Council, International Committee of the Red Cross, various national NGOs, and Jordan’s Ministry of Health. These field visits give you the opportunity to observe and experience program themes firsthand. You’ll learn about the priorities, principles, rights, and duties governing humanitarian action and the challenges UN agencies, international relief organizations, and Jordan’s government face in both emergency and post-emergency phases. You’ll also engage with local experts, professionals, aid workers, and students from Jordanian universities, most notably the Jordan University of Science and Technologies.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
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Based on 2 Reviews
- Amazing program04/03/20
This is a great program to get to know Jordan initially. The access and networks you have at your fingertips are unprecedented, if you are willing to reach out to people. Everyone is extremely generous, especially with their time, and more than happy
to work with you or invite you out for a drink. Academically, you have to take charge in this program. If you do, the rewards are definitely there. Great time to network if you want to return post-graduation. There is a lot of exiting innovation in the humanitarian field happening in Jordan, and also a lot of opportunity to improve conditions. Note that Jordan, and Amman in particular, is a hub of international students now, which can be both comforting but also mean you have to be more intentional about connecting with locals. If you put minimal effort into meeting locals, it will be well worth it! The health care system on this program is amazing - way better than what I have access to in the States. The people we met on our excursion to Switzerland were extremely impressive, though there was definitely room to see more people. If you are interested in the integration efforts in Europe, tell Dr. Bayan so that she can try to arrange programming to fit the interests of students. If you voiced your opinion to the staff, they were extremely willing to accommodate our interests. Same with the Arabic teachers (at least in the advanced class). Definitely a situation where the opportunities far outnumber the time and resources you have!read moreBottom Line:No, I would not recommend this to a friend
- best semester in college08/24/19
This program offers you to pursue your academic interests in refugees, health and humanitarian action through a variety of different lenses. Including the research project or internship, which ever you choose to pursue, I was able to hone into a specific
interest I had that bridged my major of journalism and the program theme. This time at the end of the semester allowed me to put all of the things I had learned through the excursions and lectures into an extensive paper. During my time abroad, my mind was opened, views were challenged and I grew in ways I couldn't have imagined. I highly recommend this program to individuals who are self driven, adventurous and motivated. You get as much out of it as you put in, so dive in, meet as many people as you can, check out all the events going on in Amman and practice your Arabic. The academic director and staff are all the kindest people who are there to support and push you.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend