Centrally located Amman is the ideal place to unravel intriguing Middle Eastern and international issues like Arab-Israeli relations, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, fundamentalism and politics, and more. Learn about all this and more, in a city that celebrates both a cosmopolitan outlook and its age-old souks, mosques, and monuments.
LEARN CONVERSATIONAL ARABIC
to help you connect with Jordanian people.
EXPLORE WORLD-FAMOUS TREASURES
like Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash, and the Dead Sea.
DISCOVER CULTURAL TRADITIONS
with introductions to traditional cooking, dance, henna, calligraphy, soccer, films, and plays.
Session 1 overnight trip: Petra and Wadi Rum. Explore an ancient city elaborately carved from stony cliffs, and where ancient inscriptions are tucked among spectacular arid arches, cliffs, caverns, and gorges.
Session 2 overnight trip: Petra and Wadi Rum (as above) or a hike/camping trip that combines outdoor adventure and archaeological heritage.
Day-trip possibilities: Biblical Jordan, including Madaba Plains (the biblical lands of Moab), Mt. Nebo, and the city of Madaba; and a Dead Sea trip.
Visit iconic mosques, museums, and cafes.
Guest speakers illuminate a range of issues, from the contemporary music scene to life in the U.S. Foreign Service.
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
On-site orientation – an introduction to Jordanian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
Field trips and cultural activities
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
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GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
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Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
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