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|Restrictions:||Elon applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|NOTE: The start dates and end dates listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.|
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|Class Eligibility:||1-Sophomore and Above||Minimum GPA:||2.75|
|Language Prerequisite:||None||Language(s) of Instruction:||Arabic, English and local language|
|Course Prerequisite(s):||1 course in Middle East Studies or Arabic||Housing Options:||Apartment, Homestay|
|Program Type:||Affiliate||Internship Option:||Yes|
|Volunteer/Service Opportunities:||Yes||Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:||20|
|Program Capacity:||Unlimited||Program Advisor/Manager:||Shanna Van Beek|
|Course #/Placeholder:||JOR 300 IS|
Jordan is located in the heart of the Middle East, bordering Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the West Bank. Jordan is home to some 6.4 million people. The capital city of Amman has a history that dates back at least 5,000 years. Draped over several hills, Amman is a study in contrasts. A traditional downtown souk (marketplace) is a taxi ride away from massive, American-style shopping malls. It is a very accessible, cosmopolitan city with numerous museums, art galleries, theaters, and cinemas. With its reputation for security and hospitality, Amman is home to inhabitants from all over the Middle East.
Founded in 1962, the University of Jordan is the oldest public four-year institution of higher education in Jordan. The university has 13 academic faculties, 65 academic departments, and a diverse student body of nearly 35,000, including 1,800 international students. The CIEE Study Center is located opposite the main gate of the university and offers students a wide range of support, library, and advising services. CIEE has an additional office in the University of Jordan's Language Center. CIEE students have access to all major campus facilities including the library and campus computer labs. Classes are held throughout the university campus.
The CIEE Study Center at the University of Jordan in Amman offers students a series of specially designed area studies courses in such fields as archaeology, economics, history, international relations, literature, politics, and religion. Area studies courses provide an overview of issues relevant to Jordan and the broader Middle East region. All students are required to take both Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic while in Amman. Students do not take courses with local Jordanian students but have opportunities to interact with them through out-of-class activities.
Students with a very advanced level of Arabic (five semesters of Modern Standard Arabic) may be eligible to enroll in the intensive Arabic language program.
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
Students planning to study abroad on this program must fill out the Course Request Packet and meet with the Assistant Registrar to know how the courses will count toward their degree.
To see course listings for this semester program, click here.
Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available through the GEC website (Elon password required).
Fall semester – late August to mid-December
Spring semester – mid-January to mid-May
Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.
For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:
Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
CIEE offers scholarships to students studying abroad on CIEE programs. Information is available on the CIEE website.
Students who are interested in studying Arabic in Amman may be eligible to apply for the Boren Scholarship. For more information on the Boren Scholarship, click here.
Students have the option of living with a Jordanian host family or in an apartment with other CIEE program participants. Homestay placements are made on the basis of compatibility between families and students, and in some cases a suitable homestay will not be available for every interested student. Students in homestays generally eat two meals a day with their families and most meals on the weekends. Students are responsible for weekly lunches. Students selecting the apartment option need to budget for all meals as they are not included in the program fee. Students receive some meals during orientation and during CIEE-sponsored excursions. All students receive a stipend to be used for transportation to and from the campus. The University of Jordan cafeteria offers subsidized meals during the school week. There are also inexpensive sandwich and coffee shops on campus.
For students planning to stay for the academic year, meals between the fall and spring semesters are not included in the program fee unless the student continues to reside with his or her homestay family.
Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline. See the deadline and events calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.
Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by CIEE.
A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.
Click here for the semester and summer programs pre-departure orientation schedule.
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Study Abroad Student Ambassadors (SASAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current SASAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!
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