Students may choose from the following Academic Program options:
The semester program in Amman is ideal for students who are looking to experience cultural immersion with the option to focus on either Arabic language acquisition or a wide variety of courses taught in English. The University of Jordan offers various levels of Modern Standard Arabic. Students who have taken fewer than two semesters or three quarters of Arabic must enroll in Arabic language courses at UJ. With excursions around Jordan and cultural activities in Amman, students will have many opportunities to experience Jordanian daily life while completing their home university's degree requirements.
The ISA summer program in Amman at the University of Jordan offers students the opportunity to learn Modern Standard Arabic while also learning about life and politics in the Middle East. Students will take two courses with other ISA students over a period of five weeks. Students who have taken less than two semesters or three quarters of Arabic must enroll in Arabic language courses at UJ. Excursions to Jordan's most famous landmarks are included in order to give students a more comprehensive view of Jordanian culture.
ISA Custom Programs are developed in partnership with U.S. universities to offer students unique course options. Cultural activities and excursions, program dates and duration, and academics vary by program. Studying abroad with U.S. university students and faculty fosters a cohesive group dynamic with additional support of ISA staff in the U.S. and abroad.
Students participating in the Back to Back Amman program will participate in both sessions of the Amman Summer Middle Eastern Studies program. Participants will take a total of four courses, two in each session. One course each session must be an Arabic language course. The courses will be taught by faculty from the University of Jordan specifically for ISA students.