AMIDEAST: Amman - Intensive Arabic, Summer
The Amideast Education Abroad Summer Intensive Arabic program in Amman, Jordan provides students with the opportunity to earn up to a full academic year of Arabic in just one summer. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced level students can jumpsta... read more
I gained valuable experience with the Arabic language and even more valuable understanding of the Arab culture. It was worthwile, but also worth the money. It's an expensive program, but AMIDEAST did everything right. Avery Gonzales - Yale University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Jordanian culture and I appreciate this program for what it taught me in that regard. A student - Dickinson College View Entire Review
I gained so much in terms of my Arabic language learning. Rachel D - University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
I learned about my own culture and language, it was worth every struggle I had to get there. A student - Rutgers University - New Brunswick View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the Jordanian culture and people. There love of the king, God, and country seem to play an important role in their everyday lives. The trip was worth every penny. A student - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
A lot of vocabulary and cultural knowledge. It was definitely worthwhile. A student - University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
As my second study abroad, I would say the program is a great way to learn Arabic and the Arab culture. Katherine H - Washington & Lee University View Entire Review
I gained real use of the language and found myself able to communicate with locals on the street better than I could have ever imagined prior. I was so happy finally be able to really use Arabic. A student - Boston College View Entire Review
I learned how to navigate new situations out of my comfort zone. Yes, definitely! Paige R - Saint Lawrence University View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. As one of the students evacuated from Egypt, I learned to appreciate a country that I didn't originally pick. A student - Michigan State University View Entire Review
I learned the cultural nuances of Jordan, which will work wonders in allowing me to forge forward in Arabic to the highest degree. I learned the cultural diversity within the Arab World. It was completely worthwhile. A student - Ohio State University - Columbus View Entire Review
I learned to listen more. I learned to appreciate the little, barely noticeable cultural differences. It was the most worthwhile experience of my life. simongalp - Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway View Entire Review
I gained a new perspective of the middle east, and saw how people are people all over the world, regardless of where they live. It was an incredibly worthwhile experience, and I only wish I could have had more time in Jordan. Ben D - Fordham University View Entire Review
It was worth it to come here knowing nothing because it motivated me to learn as much as I could before leaving. A student - University of Maryland - College Park View Entire Review
I learned a lot about international affairs and Arabic, it was definitely worthwhile. A student - American University View Entire Review
A good perspective on Arabic culture and language as well as knowing I can live outside the US for an extended period of time! A student - George Washington University View Entire Review
I learned so much! I learned a lot about the Arabic language and I learned a lot about Islam and Arabic culture. My trip abroad was extremely worth while. Kalif R - Georgia State University View Entire Review
Confidence in speaking Tyler T - Boston University View Entire Review
One of the most important things coming into this experience was learning about the people. As a future U.S. Army Officer, understanding the people I will be working with down the road is essential to me making a difference in the world. Therefore, learning about their culture and values, as well as the language, will only hel... A student - Marquette University View Entire Review
Yes, gained cultural appreciation, insight to the different religions kendra.lauer - Florida State University View Entire Review
It was as worthwhile as it possibly could have been. I cannot wait to study abroad again on the off chance I will have nearly as rewarding an experience again teehan.daniel - Princeton University View Entire Review
It was completely worthwhile. The first month was very difficult for me. I struggled with learning the spoken dialect and didn't know how to interact with my host family. But, after a month, I loved everything about Amman. I really miss the city and the connections I made there. My professors, friends, and language partner made ... Kelly L - University of Virginia View Entire Review
I learned a lot of Arabic and got to have experiences that I would not have gained anywhere else! gretchen.scheel - University of Oklahoma View Entire Review
I learned that I have to keep trying my best, even if at first I don't get good results. I learned to live with and get through discomfort and feelings of intense disorientation. Sarah E - Smith College View Entire Review
I learned how to live with a random people. It was somewhat worthwhile. Moyagaye B - CUNY - Queens College View Entire Review
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- Arabic Language and Literature
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Amideast Education Abroad students are selected to act as a "correspondents" for our semester and summer programs. These correspondents submit multiple blog entries while developing travel and creative writing skills. Students also critically reflect in writing on their education abroad experience with Amideast.
$1,000 (semester) or $500 (summer)
Amideast Education Abroad Need Based Scholarships are awarded based on the student's financial need, and can be given up to $3,000 for summer programs and $5,000 for semester programs. Awards may be disbursed as a tuition reduction, one-time bank transfer, or equal monthly on-site cash payments.
$500 - $5,000
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