Jordan Semester


Middle East & North Africa
Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Student Year
Courses Offered By
All Colleges/Schools, College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, Keough School of Global Affairs, Mendoza College of Business

Amman has an ancient history with a diverse and vibrant modernity. With its population of 1.5 million and its rapid spatial growth, it is an accessible, cosmopolitan city with numerous museums, art galleries, theaters, and cinemas. Amman is considered a typical Middle Eastern city in terms of resource distribution, services, and economic development making it a comfortable home to inhabitants from all over the Middle East. By fully immersing yourself, you will be able to study and learn the intricacies of the region’s modern history and Jordan’s role in regional politics while building your linguistic capabilities of the Arabic languagec, both Modern Standard and Colloquial.

Excursions to Petra and Wadi Rum will allow you to explore Jordan’s archaeological, historical, and natural wonders. Other opportunities could include participating in a rural retreat in the Jordan Valley or the south of Jordan, hiking in a Middle East forest, or exploring biblical Jordan. A variety of volunteer, research, and internship opportunities are available, such as working with local NGO’s, teaching English, or training with a faculty member to develop your Arabic. 



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