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Semester / Trimester

Arabic Language & Middle Eastern Studies - University of Jordan

University of Jordan

Fall 1 2017 + Service-Learning (Sep 9, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017)
Catalog Code: IAMEF1317

This program is designed for students that are interested in participating in a service-learning program in addition to their academic semester.

Academic Information

This program is open to students from all majors. The University of Jordan 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 a visa upon arrival in Jordan. At Queen Alia Airport, you can choose between two visa options: a 30 day, single entry visa for 40 JD (~$57) or a 90 day, double entry visa for 60 JD (~$85). The ISA Amman staff will assist you throughout the visa extension process. Please contact the Site Specialist if you have any questions regarding visas.

A highlight feature of this program is the ability to enroll in TWO Arabic courses. If a student wishes to progress through one full level, ie. Arabic 101 and Arabic 102, they may do so and earn up to a years worth of credit hours. Students cannot progress through two different levels ie. Arabic 102 and Arabic 201.

Service-Learning Information
In addition to their academic courses, students will have the opportunity to spend 5-10 hours per week at a host organization, increasing language proficiency and gaining valuable international experience. Placements are arranged prior to arrival in the host country and language requirements vary. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for more information on placement opportunities.

Service-Learning placements are coordinated by ISA and have no affiliation with the university. Students will develop a Portfolio throughout the program, documenting their projects, hours, and program activities.

Students can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit the Academic Credit page of the ISA Service-Learning website for more information.

Prices & Dates

September 9, 2017 - December 21, 2017

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July 1, 2017 Extended to July 10, 2017

Application Due Date:

July 15, 2017

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Program in Progress

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*prices and dates are subject to change


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

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