Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury In Amman

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Amman, founded in 7000 B.C., the capital and largest city in Jordan, is situated in a rolling area of northwest Jordan, just twenty-five miles from the Dead Sea.Seven surrounding hills, known as jabals, helped shaped the city.  Amman is one of the... read more

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November 16, 2019 Great But Hard
I gained a better understanding of Arabic and myself and what I want post graduation - Middlebury College View Entire Review
October 27, 2019 Immense
I learned so much about living in a different culture, and learning to adjust my lifestyle and expectations while remaining happy and comfortable. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 16, 2019 Rigorous And Rewarding
Studying abroad is a worthwhile experience, especially if your aim is to learn a language. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and my values. My Arabic got incredible. I do not regret the experience at all, but I would not do it again. I am having trouble sorting between which of my issues are due to Middlebury and its awful administration and which are actually to due the country, Jordan. I have a hunch its more of the form... - Brown University View Entire Review
My Arabic improved significantly but I find it impossible to say it was worthwhile being that my time dealing with the administration and the general society severely affected my sense of humanity and mental health. - Kenyon College View Entire Review
I really did improve my Arabic, and I got to know Jordanian culture pretty well I would say. But there were some trying times that were program specific and they did not make life under the pledge easier. - Oberlin College View Entire Review
My Arabic greatly improved, as did my understanding of Jordan and the region as a whole. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 23, 2019 Great Program
Language, cultural, self knowledge - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 22, 2019 A Roller Coaster
worthwhile, but sucks to have a health problem abroad. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about local Jordanian culture and also learned how to be more adaptable while traveling. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned hard language skills, i.e. verbal, reading and writing skills. But also learned soft skills like adjusting communication styles (Arabs are very direct and honest) and persistence with difficult people. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 03, 2018 A Semester In Amman
It was worthwhile - I gained very valuable language and cultural fluency skills. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Arabic skills and learning from people with different lifestyles and values; worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
November 13, 2019 The Best Time Of My Life
It was so so so worthwhile. I am really confident now in my Arabic ability and overall I simply had the most amazing time. Jordan is a beautiful country with beautiful people and I had the best time over those 5 months getting to know its people. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
October 23, 2019 Middlebury In Jordan!
I learned a lot about cultural sensitivity and how to navigate another country in another language. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I got a lot better at Arabic. I learned a lot about Middle Eastern politics. - Tufts University View Entire Review
I think academically/Arabic-wise it was a good choice for me. I learned a lot from my elective courses - about new forms of research, about honest perspectives on the Middle East and its current issues, about Jordanian society. Abeer, the Gender Issues professor, alone made this program worth it!! I gained a sense of resilience ... - Harvard University View Entire Review
I gained language skills and it was worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
April 24, 2019 Hard But Rewarding!
worthwhile!!! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes! I have gained immense self-confidence, cultural understanding, and heightened language skills. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 22, 2019 Stressful But Worth It
I gained more understanding of Jordanian/Middle Eastern culture and met a variety of people - some who surprised me through their open mindedness and others who interested me due to their lack of it. My language abilities increased and my subject matter courses were excellent. I made connections that may help my career in the fu... - Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey View Entire Review
Extremely worthwhile. I learned a lot. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 19, 2018 Amman Spring 2018
My experience abroad was definitely worthwhile. I would highly recommend it to any student studying Arabic. My Arabic improved a lot during my time in Jordan, and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to immerse myself in the language in an Arab country. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 06, 2018 A Rewarding Experience!
I learned a lot about local Jordanian culture and improved my language skills immensely. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My speaking ability improved, my listening skills improved dramatically, and I gained a new outlook on Jordanian culture and Arab culture more broadly. - Middlebury College View Entire Review

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Amman, founded in 7000 B.C., the capital and largest city in Jordan, is situated in a rolling area of northwest Jordan, just twenty-five miles from the Dead Sea.

Seven surrounding hills, known as jabals, helped shaped the city.  Amman is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world having been home to a multitude of civilizations over the years - the Ammonites, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Nabateans and Romans, Byzantines and Umayyad Arabs.

Today Amman is a prospering modern metropolis filled with ancient ruins, art galleries, and museums.  It serves as a hub within the Middle East for commerce and trade.  With a tradition of welcoming refugees and immigrants from nearby countries, Amman is a multi-cultural and multi denominational city and one of the most liberal and westernized cities in the region.   

The School in the Middle East-Jordan is based at the University of Jordan, Jordan’s oldest public 4-year institution of higher education, established in 1962. With a strong emphasis on research, and a rich background in liberal arts, the University of Jordan is an excellent host for students of all academic backgrounds.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Arabic
Language Requirement(s):
  • Arabic
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • History
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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