International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Available Excursions for Amman

Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.


Optional for some or all sessions
Aqaba is a city with a 6,000-year-old history on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba, an inlet of the Red Sea, bordering Israel. On this trip, students will have lunch on the beach, enjoy the beauty of the sea, and stay overnight in this popular Jordanian destination. Students will: Learn about the... Read More

Ghor Al-Mazra'a

Students have the opportunity to learn and share with members of the Ghor Al-Mazra'a community. This visit will introduce students to the rich beauty and lifestyle of the Dead Sea region. Students will connect with Jordan's cultural heritage by learning skills and crafts typical to this region... Read More

Jerash & Ajloun

On this excursion, students begin in the city of Jerash, home to very well-preserved Roman architecture and one of the most extensive ancient Roman excavations. After leaving Jerash, students will continue to Ajloun, where they will see the famous Arab castles, such as Ajloun Castle. These... Read More

Mujib Valley Hike

Optional for some or all sessions
Students have the option of participating in this exciting excursion through the Mujib Biosphere Reserve, the lowest reserve on earth! Bordering the Dead Sea, students can explore the Siq Trail, an environmentally diverse landscape of cliffs, gorges, mountainsides, rivers, waterfalls, and... Read More


Petra is one of the wonders of the ancient world, and perhaps the most amazing ancient site in the Middle East. The incredibly well-preserved city of Petra is at least 2,500 years old. The entire city was carved out of the side of a mountain, and perhaps even more amazing is that this desert... Read More

The Dead Sea & Madaba

This day trip to Madaba and the Dead Sea will allow students to experience Earth's lowest elevation on land as well as one of the most historically rich cities in Jordan. After visiting Madaba, students will go to the beach in order to experience this super-salty aquatic environment that allows... Read More

Wadi Rum

Breathtaking desert landscapes, a guided camel ride, and camping in this peaceful valley will be a relaxing change of pace for students participating in the Amman program. With experienced guides pointing out the important historical sites of this large expanse, students will be able to gain a... Read More