Program Details

Prerequisites: None. Students with an interest in engineering, economics, development, and/or environmental studies are especially encouraged to apply. Water - syllabus (ILAB 3030 / 4 credits / 60 class hours) An interdisciplinary course that introduces
Location:
Amman, Jordan
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Explore innovative approaches to water supply in Jordan, one of the world’s driest countries and a location facing increased water needs due to climate change and a growing population that includes Syrian refugees. Study with experts from premier institutions such as the Royal Scientific Society’s National Energy Research Centre, and the Hashemite Fund for Rural Development. Develop a small-scale innovative project that addresses a water shortage problem. Study the impact of refugees on water use and availability. Explore local partnerships with refugee women’s and community groups on the frontline of water shortages. Gain unique insights to water challenges through site visits to the Valley of Jordan, the Dead Sea, water treatment plants, sustainable agriculture sites, and Bedouin communities in the Badia.

Prerequisites: None. Students with an interest in engineering, economics, development, and/or environmental studies are especially encouraged to apply. Water - syllabus (ILAB 3030 / 4 credits / 60 class hours) An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the basic principles of water supply, delivery, and shortage in Jordan, with a focus on innovative responses at grassroots and regional levels. Students will engage in a hands-on project with a community organization to explore innovative responses to water needs, which could include domestic needs for health and hygiene, urban gardening, or education in water management.

Setting Description:
Homestays: Amman, 3 weeks; rural Bedouin community, 3 days

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
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