Ahlan wa sahlan to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan! Strengthen your Arabic language skills with the AMIDEAST Education Abroad program in Amman. Students may take a blended Modern Standard and colloquial Arabic course (8 credits), or just Colloquial Jordanian Arabic (3 credits).
Students also enroll in two or three other courses from offerings in Middle East and North African studies in a variety of disciplines taught in English. In addition to academics, our students benefit from an on-site orientation, homestay opportunities, structured ways to meet local students, and organized excursions around Jordan.
Every semester we offer our Community-Based Learning course. This interdisciplinary course aims at strengthening and deepening students' knowledge of the Middle East through direct experience in local organizations and a series of lectures aimed at providing the theoretical framework for studying and interacting with Jordanian society, culture, and politics.
- Comprehensive in-country orientation
- Structured activities to meet local students and engage in language exchange
- Service-learning course option with placement in a local Jordanian organization
- Course selections in political science, religion, sociology, women's studies, and history. Students benefit from small class sizes and instruction by highly skilled professors from the Qasid Institute and other Jordanian institutions.