AMIDEAST: Amman - Intensive Arabic, Summer

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  • Location(s): Amman, Jordan
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Intensive Language

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The Summer Intensive Arabic Program in Amman, Jordan offers rigorous Arabic instruction in two 4-week sessions. Classes meet 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Each student will receive 100 hours of Arabic language instruction in each session, incl... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.5
Based on 15 Reviews
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January 18, 2017 Cultural Immersion
I learned a lot about Jordanian culture and I appreciate this program for what it taught me in that regard. - Dickinson College View Entire Review
I gained so much in terms of my Arabic language learning. - University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
August 19, 2015 Unforgettable!
I learned about my own culture and language, it was worth every struggle I had to get there. - Rutgers University - New Brunswick View Entire Review
July 21, 2015 Intensive
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. - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
A lot of vocabulary and cultural knowledge. It was definitely worthwhile. - 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. - 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. - Boston College View Entire Review
I learned how to navigate new situations out of my comfort zone. Yes, definitely! - Saint Lawrence University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AMIDEAST: Amman - Intensive Arabic, Summer
Definitely worthwhile. As one of the students evacuated from Egypt, I learned to appreciate a country that I didn't originally pick. - 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. - 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. - 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. - Fordham University View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing Amman
It was definitely worthwhile. - American University View Entire Review
August 23, 2016 Amman Vs Rabat
I learned a lot about international affairs and Arabic, it was definitely worthwhile. - American University View Entire Review
August 26, 2015 Memorable
A good perspective on Arabic culture and language as well as knowing I can live outside the US for an extended period of time! - George Washington University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AMIDEAST: Amman - Intensive Arabic, Summer
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. - Georgia State University View Entire Review
Confidence in speaking - 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... - Marquette University View Entire Review
Yes, gained cultural appreciation, insight to the different religions - Florida State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AMIDEAST: Amman - Intensive Arabic, Summer
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 - Princeton University View Entire Review
Past Review Eye Opening
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 ... - University of Virginia View Entire Review
Past Review I Miss Jordan!
I learned a lot of Arabic and got to have experiences that I would not have gained anywhere else! - 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. - Smith College View Entire Review
I learned how to live with a random people. It was somewhat worthwhile. - CUNY - Queens College View Entire Review
Language skills, cultural understanding, a love of the Middle East. - Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway View Entire Review

About

The Summer Intensive Arabic Program in Amman, Jordan offers rigorous Arabic instruction in two 4-week sessions. Classes meet 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Each student will receive 100 hours of Arabic language instruction in each session, including both Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Arabic. One summer session covers the material usually presented in one semester on a U.S. campus. Students are given placement tests prior to arrival and are placed in the level appropriate for their Arabic language proficiency.

Students on the Summer Intensive Program live in Amman, which is an ancient city facing distinct modern challenges, thus making it an exciting place to live and study. Students enrolled in AMIDEAST’s Education Abroad Program in have opportunities to study Arabic with some of the most respected language teachers in the region and to increase their Arabic acquisition through daily interactions with host families. In addition to academics, our students benefit from an on-site orientation, a truly knowledgeable Jordanian staff, an opportunity to become part of a Jordanian family, and organized excursions to exciting locations such as the great deserts and Biblical sites in Jordan. During each of the two summer sessions AMIDEAST organizes a one day trip to different parts of the country. In past terms, excursions have been to Jerash and Ajloun or to Madaba and the Dead Sea. Because each summer session includes a different trip, those students participating in multiple sessions will have the opportunity to visit both sites.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • Arabic
Language Requirement(s):
  • Arabic
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
2007
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AMIDEAST Scholarships

AMIDEAST Education Abroad Need-Based Scholarships are awarded in the form of a program fee reduction and range between $250 and $750 for short term programs, $500 and $1500 for summer programs, and between $500 and $3000 for semester programs. In exceptional circumstances, awards of up to $2000 may be made for summer programs, and up to $5000 for semester and programs.

$500 - $3,000

Deadlines:
Summer Programs - March 15 Short Term Summer Programs - April 15 Fall Semester or Academic Year Programs - April 15 Short Term Winter Programs - October 15 Spring Semester Programs - October 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
Completed all required items on the AMIDEAST Student Portal by the term deadline.

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