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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OVERALL RATING 4.3
Based on 31 Reviews
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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
language skills and cultural competency - Middlebury College View Entire Review
May 23, 2018 Great
International and cultural immersion - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile! I love exploring and traveling and getting to know new people and new cultures. - Brown University View Entire Review
November 20, 2017 It Was Alright
Living in Amman - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I integrated and associated with Jordanian and Arab culture in new and profound ways. Although this was difficult as a female, it was also enlightening and worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Culture shapes people, but cross cultural dialogue is always possible. - 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
I learned Arabic, and yeah - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a TON of Arabic and a lot about myself. I learned about what I need to be happy in a place, and what to look for what I study abroad again or move abroad in the future. I also learned many new research skills. - Davidson College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury In Amman
I learned a lot more about the language I'm majoring in, the culture in Jordan, specific issues and nuances from the perspectives of locals, I could go on forever. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Duke University View Entire Review
January 03, 2018 Changed My Life
Arabic skills, cultural knowledge, political awareness, friends - Wellesley College View Entire Review
October 24, 2017 Work Hard, Play Hard!
Beyond my language skills I gained a great deal of cultural knowledge. I also gained a great deal of confidence in public speaking, making new friends, and confronting uncomfortable situations (especially since I encountered them in a new language!) - Oberlin College View Entire Review
language, cultural understanding - 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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