At the crossroads of countless civilizations, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (al-Mamlaka al-Urduniyya al-Hashimiyya) is situated in the heart of the Middle East. From the vibrant city of Amman to excursions in places such as Petra and the Dead Sea, students will be immersed in Jordan's rich heritage. There is truly something for everyone to experience in this captivating country. Jordan is a perfect place for those study abroad students seeking the remnants of fallen empires, impressive religious sites, and desert citadels. Likewise, students living in Jordan will have the opportunity to study Arabic, a critically in-demand language, as well as to experience the beauty and hospitality of Arab culture.
Jordan is bordered by Syria in the north, Iraq in the east, by Saudi Arabia in the south-east and south, and by Israel and the West Bank in the west. The country has an outlet to the Red Sea via the Gulf of Aqaba.
The climate of Amman is pleasantly temperate. Summers are hot and dry with cool evenings and temperatures reaching as high as a comfortable 93°F. Winters are cool to cold and wet. Most rain falls between October and March, and it can snow in late Winter. The weather is most comfortable during Spring or Autumn.