Arizona in Jordan

Jordan
Amman
Arizona in Jordan
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFebruary 25mid Junemid AugustBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • Arabic, English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
    UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Homestay
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

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.

Academics

Tentative Summer 2017 dates: June 12 - August 6

*NOTE* If you are a Project GO student, do not start the application through this page. Contact sbs-projectgo@email.arizona.edu or visit http://cmes.arizona.edu/projectgo/summer/jordan

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.

Location

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.

Housing

Students will live in homestays for the duration of the program. Families provide two meals per day (breakfast and dinner).

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