OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Jordan

CIEE: Jordan, Amman: University of Jordan

Program Administrator: 
CIEE
Country: 
Jordan
Host Institution: 

University of Jordan

Location: 

Amman, Jordan's capital, is a rapidly growing city with an ancient history extending back at least 5,000 years. Despite its long history, most of Amman is quite new, having been built after World War II. The city is draped over several hills, has a bustling souk (marketplace) and numerous museums, art galleries, theaters, and cinemas. Amman is quite cosmopolitan, with inhabitants from all over the Middle East. Due to the considerable expatriate community, many television and radio broadcasts as well as publications are available in English and French. The city provides a safe and stable environment that is very manageable for students, while offering many opportunities for students to learn about the region both inside and outside of the classroom. CIEE offers four programs in Amman: Arabic Language, Summer Arabic Language, Diplomacy & Policy Studies, and Language & Culture.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Language: 
Arabic
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Host Family
Apartment
Requirement: 

Minimum 2.75-3.3 GPA depending on program. Check CIEE website.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 
Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Arabic
Art
Economics
English
Ethnic Studies
History
Political Science
Sociology

SIT: Jordan (Modernization and Social Change)

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Jordan
Host Institution: 

School for International Training Study Center in Jordan

Location: 

Jordan is a nation at the crossroads of ancient traditions and modern development. While Jordan has made enormous strides recently in health care, literacy, and democratic and economic reform, it remains challenged by a lack of natural resouces, environmental concerns, economic and social issues, and the impact of Palestinian immigrants and refugees, who now make up more than half of the nation's population. Amman, Jordan's capital, is a rapidly growing city with an ancient history extending back at least 5,000 years. Despite its long history, most of Amman is quite new, having been built after World War II. The city is draped over several hills, has a bustling souk (marketplace) and numerous museums, art galleries, theaters, and cinemas. Amman is quite cosmopolitan, with inhabitants from all over the Middle East. Due to the considerable expatriate community, many television and radio broadcasts as well as publications are available in English and French. The city provides a safe and stable environment that is very manageable for students, while offering many opportunities for students to learn about the region both inside and outside of the classroom.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
Arabic
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Varies
Requirement: 

Minimum 2.5 GPA. No previous Arabic needed.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 
Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Arabic
Ethnic Studies
History
Liberal Studies
Political Science
Sociology
Women Studies