Arizona in Jordan
|Term||App Deadline||Start Date||End Date||Cost|
|Summer||February 25||mid June||mid August||Budget|
- Language of Instruction
- Arabic, English
- Foreign Language Requirement
- Class Eligibility
- Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
- Program Open To
- UA and Non-UA StudentsUA Students
- Credit Type
- UA Direct Credit
- Level of Study
- Graduate, Undergraduate
- Housing Options
- Program Type
- UA Faculty-led
The Arizona in Jordan program is an eight-week summer program based in the Jordanian capital of Amman, a Middle Eastern metropolis bustling with cafés, restaurants, shops, and nightlife. Amman is a hub of Arab life and along with its cosmopolitan atmosphere it makes for an ideal location to experience Arabic-language and Middle Eastern studies immersion.
Tentative Summer 2017 dates: June 12 - August 6
Arabic language courses are taught by Jordanian faculty designated by the University of Arizona. Students must have 1 semester of Arabic language study prior to the program start date. If you are applying through Project GO, you must have two semesters of prior Arabic study. Arabic courses are 140 hours (120 classroom and 20 with a language partner).
Summer 2016 courses include:
Modern Standard Arabic
- ARB 102/401 Low Intermediate MSA
- ARB 401/2 Intermediate MSA
- ARB 405/406 3rd Year Advanced MSA
Colloquial Jordanian Arabic
- ARB 424A/B Introductory Levantine Arabic (I & II)
- ARB 484A/B Intermediate Levantine Arabic (I & II)
In addition to the coursework, students participate in several academic excursions to sites such as the Nabatean ruins of Petra, the Bedouin desert valley of Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, Aqaba, Madaba, and former Ottoman capital of al-Salt. In Amman itself the program offers weekly cultural outings and events.
The Arizona in Jordan program is based in the city of Amman, Jordan's capital and largest city. It is a quintessential Middle Eastern city, bustling with cafes, shops, restaurants, and nightlife.
Students participate in several academic excursions to sites such as the Nabatean ruins of Petra, the Bedouin desert valley of Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and the cities of al-Salt and Aqaba. There will also be outings to important historical sites Jerash and Umm Qais, as well as visits to ecological reserves such as Shahrhabil bin Hassneh EcoPark.
Students will live in homestays for the duration of the program. Families provide two meals per day (breakfast and dinner).