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Language Immersion

Summer: AMIDEAST: Intensive Arabic (Jordan)

Amman, Jordan

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Summer I 2020
Jun 06, 2020
Jul 03, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
Summer II 2020
Jul 04, 2020
Jul 28, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
Summer I & II 2020
Jul 04, 2020
Jul 28, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
Arabic
English
Yes
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
3.0
Credits

6-12

Program Advisor

The Program

Live with a Jordanian family and see the country, all while developing your Arabic language skills

Students have the opportunity to study both Modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian Arabic. In addition to academics, students benefit from an opportunity to live with a Jordanian family. During each of the two summer sessions AMIDEAST organizes a one day trip to different parts of the country. Past excursions have included trips to Jerash and Ajloun or to Madaba and the Dead Sea.

Two SUV's drive in the red sand with mountains behind them

Program Locations

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Carts of a night market are lit up and many people are gathered in a city square

Jordan

Amman

Amman, the capital of Jordan, lies between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley and is said to be built on seven hills. At its heart is the Citadel, where you can see remains of the many civilizations--Greek, Persian, Roman, Egyptian, Ottoman, just to name a few--that claimed the region throughout its extensive history.  Amman’s population is equally diverse, comprising Jordanians, but also Palestinian, Kuwaiti, and Iraqi immigrants who have fled to Jordan as a safe haven. The best way to practice your Arabic numbers is by haggling in the city’s bazaars. The Gold Souq, in downtown Amman, is renowned for its gold and silver work. For an ancient city, Amman has a surprisingly modern feel, with burgeoning retail, restaurant, and nightlife scenes.

Academics

 

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the AMIDEAST website.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to AMIDEAST and Rutgers University. All students will take Modern Standard Arabic for 5 credits per summer term and Colloquial Arabic for 1 credit per term, for a total of 6 credits per term.  For students whose proficiency is beyond the advanced level, a tutorial program will be arranged to address their specific interests (Media Arabic; Arabic literature; Classical Arabic texts, etc.) 

For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed.

 
 

Summer I

early June

early July

Summer II

early July

late July

Housing and Meals

 

Students enrolled in the AMIDEAST Summer Program in Amman will live with Jordanian families that have been carefully screened by AMIDEAST from a database of qualified applicants. Students usually are placed with families who have previous experience hosting American students through AMIDEAST. Few, if any, families speak English.

AMIDEAST matches students with host families using a variety of criteria. While all placement preferences may not be met in every case, AMIDEAST will strive to make the best match to ensure a rewarding and pleasant living experience. In the event of a problem, AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program staff members will be available either to mediate or to arrange a new host family placement.  Students living with host families will be provided with all meals by their host families but may find that some days it is not possible to return to the family for lunch because of class schedules.

For more information about accommodations, please visit the AMIDEAST Accommodations web page.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $6,390 $6,965
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Most meals
  • Excursions
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,300
Additional Meals $100
Books and Classroom Materials $75
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $400
Total $2,075.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $11,560 $12,710
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Most meals
  • Excursions
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,300
Additional Meals $200
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $400
Personal Expenses $800
Total $2,850.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $6,390 $6,965
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Most meals
  • Excursions
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,300
Additional Meals $100
Books and Classroom Materials $75
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $400
Total $2,075.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Available to all students participating in a Rutgers Study Abroad AMIDEAST program.  For more information and application instructions please visit the AMIDEAST Scholarships web page.

Student Spotlight

Spring 2016

“My favorite moment so far was the initial arrival in Amman and the moment when you sink in the culture and realize, ‘wow, this is the Middle East, this is the Arab world.’ Living abroad in Jordan allows me to embrace and learn about the Arab culture and view the world from a different perspective. It is critical to understand Arabic culture today in order to eliminate all the misconceptions in our society. Aside from studying here, I also volunteer at a local orphanage. This experience alone humbles you and lets you appreciate things we take for granted at home. We go there to teach the kids English and to practice our Arabic with them.”