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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Sophomore Language(s) of Instruction: English, Other (non-English)
Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Anthropology, Communication, Cross-cultural and Global Studies, Foreign Language, History, Humanities, Middle Eastern Studies, Other, Public Service Leadership Minimum GPA: 2.50
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:

Summer Middle East Studies

AMMAN, JORDAN

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Program Overview

Centrally located, Amman is the ideal place to unravel intriguing Middle Eastern and international issues like Arab-Israeli relations, regional conflicts, politics, international relations, environment, and more. Get a grasp of the region through studying and living in a cosmopolitan city that celebrates history and modern life. Courses are taught in English by CIEE faculty at CIEE Amman and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

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.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Session 1 day trip: Explore Petra, an ancient city elaborately carved in stony cliffs.
  • Session 2 day trip: Visit Petra or participate in a hiking trip that combines outdoor adventure and archeological 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.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • 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
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

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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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 03/01/2023 05/15/2023 07/10/2023