CET Jordan: Intensive Language

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  • Location(s): Amman, Jordan
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Volunteer, Intensive Language, Gap Year, Research

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Want to improve your Arabic fluency by leaps and bounds? CET Jordan provides just the context. The program features rigorous courses in both formal and informal Arabic, language partners, local neighbors, and the option of a full-time language ple... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
Based on 6 Reviews
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I now feel a lot more prepared to be able to learn Arabic on my own, which is good. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
April 29, 2022 Amazing
It was worth every penny I spent. I improved so much on my Arabic and just grew so much as a person. I highly recommend CET - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 05, 2022 Joyful
I gained a great deal of language ability and I gained confidence in my ability to travel through many parts of the Arab world. I also gained close connections with local friends and got to have experiences with their guidance that I wouldn't have had without their help. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned so much Arabic. Compared to other Jordan programs it seems as though CET really takes the cake in terms of language learning. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I can speak Arabic now, and I could not at all at the beginning. Definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a crap ton of Arabic, but more importantly I learned how to be comfortable with my self and my constantly changing, tumultuous surroundings. I'd like to think I became a much stronger, confident, and braver person in Irbid. I came back to America feeling so at peace with everything, and I still carry that sentiment w... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CET Academic Programs: Irbid - Intensive Arabic Language & Culture Studies
It was worthwhile, I learned a lot about myself and how different cultures interact. I also learned how much I can handle in terms of frustration and culture shock and generally living in a developing country. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 19, 2022 Arabic
I learned Arabic of course especially the Jordanian dialect which I couldn't have learned at my home university. I also learned to be more independent and navigate living in a foreign country. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 13, 2022 Amazing Experience!
My Arabic language skills improved greatly and I learned a lot about local culture and history. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
July 16, 2021 Great!
I found our academic class very interesting, and enjoyed learning the local dialect of Arabic. Unfortunately because of Covid there was a lot less opportunity to interact with local Jordanians - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My experience abroad was extremely valuable and I learned so much about wonderful Middle Eastern culture and history. I think Amman is the best place to immerse yourself in Arabic because of the dialect and location but it isn't necessarily the most exciting. Still, my time was completely worth while, Jordan itself has a lot of ... - Trinity University View Entire Review
So when you're in Jordan, that far from the world, you're in it by yourself. It's really hard to contact your family because of time differences and very low internet quality. This is kind of a good thing because it means you have to adapt and actually try to make it work. I loved my experience in Jordan because it was such a di... - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Eye Opening.
I learned how to live in a foreign culture and try to understand customs and traditions different from my own. It was a worthwhile experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CET Academic Programs: Irbid - Intensive Arabic Language & Culture Studies
I learned an incredible amount about Arabic language and culture. I cannot overstate how much this program helped me to progress. When I go back to continue studying Arabic, it will probably be with CET. - Tufts University View Entire Review

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Want to improve your Arabic fluency by leaps and bounds? CET Jordan provides just the context. The program features rigorous courses in both formal and informal Arabic, language partners, local neighbors, and the option of a full-time language pledge. You'll take an official Oral Proficiency Interview at the end of the term, perfect for adding to a résumé or grad school application. Arabic-based content courses and excursions—around Amman and throughout Jordan—will challenge your preconceptions and teach you to speak diplomatically about issues ranging from corruption to women in the military. From filming a tourism video to learning a folk dance, CET Jordan will give you chance after chance to experience the diversity and vibrancy of Arab culture. This program is open to students at any Arabic level, including absolute beginner.

Highlights

  • Local neighbors & language partners

  • Intensive Modern Standard Arabic & Jordanian Dialect

  • Content-based language classes

  • Official Oral Proficiency Interview score

  • 3-day excursion to Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea

  • Optional volunteer placement with a local organization

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Intensive Language
Gap Year
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Arabic
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Arabic
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Religion / Religious Studies
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • History
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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CET Academic Programs Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. Priority is given to Pell Grant-eligible students. Award amounts range from $500 to $1,500 for in-person programs and $250 to $500 for virtual programs.

up to $1,500

Deadlines:
Reviewed on a rolling basis until your program application deadline. Summer programs: March 1 Fall programs: May 1 Spring programs: November 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
When you apply to a CET program, you receive access to the CET Scholarship applications. Apply for as many CET Scholarships as you like! Each application includes short answer questions and one essay whose prompt matches the spirit of the award. Scholarships that consider financial need also ask for current financial aid information.

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