Semester / Trimester
Students may choose between the following Program Terms:
Arabic Language & Middle Eastern Studies- Al-Ahliyya Amman University - Al-Ahliyya Amman University
This program is open to students from all majors. Al-Ahliyya Amman University offers ISA students beginning and intermediate level Modern Standard Arabic courses. Students who have not completed 2 semesters or 3 quarters of college-level Arabic or the equivalent must choose language as one of their courses. Content courses include social science, humanities, and fine arts courses related to the Middle East which will give students an understanding of Jordan specifically and the region more generally.
You will be required to obtain an initial 30-day visa at your point of entry into Jordan (airport or land border crossing). The visa fee is 40 JOD (around $57). Within the first 30 days of arrival in Jordan, you will need to to extend your visa. The ISA Amman staff will assist you throughout the visa extension process.
An HIV test is required for any student who is applying for a year-long visa. Typically every student will only extend their 3-month visa for an additional 3 months. For the temporary 3-month visa, students of American and European nationalities are NOT required to do an HIV test. Students of non-American or non-European nationalities will need to take an HIV test
Business, Engineering & Information Technology- PSUT - Princess Sumaya University for Technology
This program is open to students from all majors, including those who wish to study Arabic. Students who have not completed 2 semesters/3 quarters of college-level Arabic or the equivalent must choose Arabic language as one of their courses. There are many courses taught in English to accommodate students seeking courses related to the fields of Business, Engineering, and Information Technology, all of which will be taken with Jordanian students. The Jordanian government requires an HIV antibody test at an official Jordanian clinic for all individuals seeking to extend the initial 30-day visa granted at the airport. The ISA Amman staff will assist students throughout this process.