International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Universities in Amman

Al-Ahliyya Amman University

Situated in the charming and historically significant city of Salt, AAU, founded in 1990, is recognized for its excellent academics in 8 faculties and innovative scientific and technological research programs. Fully accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, AAU is also a member of the International Association of Universities, the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World, and the Union of Arab Universities. AAU has a total degree-seeking student enrollment of approximately 7,000 in all departments and programs. AAU is also active in the community and provides helpful services and events.

AAU is great for students interested in taking Arabic Language courses as well as courses instructed in English in disciplines such as:

Political Science
Middle Eastern
International Relations and Affairs
Gender and Religious Studies

Being a smaller university, AAU has an intimate campus feel spread over rolling hills and surrounded by trees. The Deanship organizes activities for students such as student clubs, sports, career counseling and more. Built into the Arabic course curriculum, students will interact in class weekly with local AAU students to supplement their Fusha Arabic with the local Jordanian dialect.

Princess Sumaya University for Technology

Princess Sumaya University for Technology is recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and is ranked #10 of universities in Jordan. As the first private, non-profit university in Jordan, PSUT is known for its emphasis on quality education, innovation, and entrepreneurship. With a small population of 2,000 students and competitive admission standards, PSUT provides the highest education standards in the fields of business and technology.

For students majoring in Engineering or Computer Science, the Engineering and Computer Science programs at PSUT have been have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

PSUT is great for students who are interested in studying in the Middle Eastern but need to continue taking courses in English for their major in fields such as:

Technology and Computer Science
Computer, Electronic & Communication Engineering
Graphic Design

Princess Sumaya is committed to providing a stimulating academic experience as well as encouraging students to participate in extra-curricular activites such as community service, clubs and sports. All courses at Princess Sumaya are instructed by highly qualified and highly saught after faculty and professors.

Our programs at the Princess Sumaya University for Technology

Service-Learning in Amman

Participants will attend one of the following universities if they are participating in an ISA program in conjunction with their service-learning program:
*Al-Ahliyya Amman University (AAU)

Students participating in a full-time service-learning program will serve 15-35 hours per week at a local organization. All participants will develop a Portfolio throughout the program which includes reflective essays, group discussions, logs of hours, a supervisor evaluation and a certificate of completion.

Students participating in an ISA academic program and service-learning during the semester will work 5-10 hours per week at a local host organization while attending classes at the host university. The service-learning placement will begin 1-2 weeks after the first week of classes and end the week prior to final exams.

Students participating in an ISA academic program during the summer will begin their service-learning program after the ISA Summer academic program ends. Participants will spend between 15-35 hours per week at a local organization.

All participants will receive a transcript issued by Al-Ahiyya Amman University for their service-learning course. However, credits will only transfer if proper arrangements are made between the student and his/her home university before the program begins. Visit the Academic Credit page of the ISA Service-Learning website for more information.