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
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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
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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
Gained wider perspective on international culture and the West's impact on other regions of the world. - George Washington University View Entire Review
May 27, 2017 Great Expirience
It was definitely a worthwhile experience. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
September 01, 2016 Improved My Arabic A Lot
Language skills- definitely worth it as I could not have done the same at my home institution. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned the limitations of my interests in the Arabic language itself. My love of the culture and history took a backseat to the language pledge, which I knew going into the program, but had not fully thought through. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about a very different culture, had many interesting experiences, and learned some Jordanian dialect. Yes, it was worthwhile, but it also could have been much better. - Tufts University View Entire Review
People will say that Amman is boring, that it's hard to be a girl, that they didn't have enough opportunities to get involved with local cultures, etc etc. This has everything to do with attitude. Amman is not Paris, and you shouldn't expect it to be. But Amman is beautiful in its own way... it's a city built largely due to the ... - Tufts University View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile and I don't regret going. My language skills improved significantly and I made the best of a difficult situation - Tufts University View Entire Review
Past Review Immersion!
Not only did my language skills improve dramatically, I also learned tons about culture and religion! - Wellesley 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
I gained a better understanding of Jordanian culture and the Arabic language. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned the language, learned the culture. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a much deeper insight into the politics, people, and culture of Jordan and the Middle East. It was my first time diving this deeply into a new culture and it was very rewarding! - Tufts University View Entire Review
Learning amiyya is essential to learning arabic, and there's no good way to do it except to go abroad. - Tufts University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile but definitely not due to the program. It was eye-opening in certain ways, but at times it was eye-opening because these were situations the program should not have put me in. - Tufts University View Entire Review
I learned how to thrive in a difficult environment. This was the best thing I have ever done. - Brandeis University 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):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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