CIEE Summer Middle East Studies in Amman, Jordan

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Come discover a rich and diverse culture in the cosmopolitan Middle Eastern capital: Amman. Through language training, activities, and excursions that allow you to engage formally, and informally, with locals, you’ll develop a greater understanding of the Jordanian people, contemporary Jordanian society, and the Middle East region as a whole.

Study abroad in Jordan and you will:

- Have the opportunity to study colloquial Jordanian Arabic, giving new dimension to your interactions with local speakers
- Choose from a selection of area studies courses in English
- Take part in cultural activities ranging from cooking and calligraphy, to soccer and traditional dance
- Visit important archaeological and natural sites which may include Petra, Jerash, and the Dead Sea

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Coffee, Falafel, and Ancient Ruins

All I can say is, "PACK YOU BAGS!"

My time in Amman with CIEE was amazing. In class, my instructors demonstrated obvious expertise in their subjects, and their teaching styles kept every day as entertaining as it was informative. Outside of class, cooking and mosaic classes, tours of the city, and the trip to Wadi Rum and Petra with CIEE were all incredible.

Beyond CIEE events, Jordan is full of things to see and do. My classmates and I went to Wadi Mujib, the Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, Madaba, and Jerash. We also found tons of shops and restaurants all over Amman where we ate our bodyweight in hummus and falafel. Also, for all of you coffee and tea lovers, the cafes in Amman will not disappoint.

The local people, the culture, the food, and everything in between made for an unforgettable experience. You're going to love Jordan!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I tried fried lamb brain. I can't say I will ever want to eat it again, but I can at least check it off of my bucket list!
Yes, I recommend this program


Amman is one of my favorite cities and the CIEE program here is AMAZING. It is so well planned and thought out and there are so many opportunities - educational, social, athletic, travel, professional, and much more!! They have multiple speakers every week that are very interesting and optional to go to! They have multiple fun events a week - like soccer with Jordanians or dinner with the program. They have multiple day trips offered on weekends for no extra cost. They are very supportive and accessible. All the people who did homestays love their families and the apartments were nice. There are many internship opportunities. Classes are great! I have nothing bad to say.

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