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 4.6
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Asides from my language skills, I gained skills in cross cultural sensitivity, and cultural adaptability. - Virginia Military Institute View Entire Review
October 31, 2023 Learned So Much
i learned arabic - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of valuable language knowledge - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 06, 2023 Jordan Rocks
I learned about a new culture - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 24, 2023 Transformational
Perspective, self-discovery - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 12, 2022 Worth It
Language skills, confidence. It was worth it - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My time in Amman was an incredible semester. I improved so much in my Arabic and had an incredible time exploring the region. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My Arabic improved immensely simply from using it every day. In terms of Jordanian Colloquial Arabic, my knowledge went from zero to conversational proficiency. The experience was definitely worthwhile for some of the amazing travel experiences and memories with friends. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My experience with the Middlebury school was exceptional and I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning Arabic. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review A Walk About
Can't say I learned anything new, but it definitely reaffirmed components of my life such as my drive to explore and walk around new places, my level of comfort in navigating and getting to know cities, and the recognition that I don't like to live in cities long-term. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
As bad as it went for me, I can at least say that I can learn from my mistakes and hopefully be better prepared mentally for this program. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned more about local politics, language, and culture. It was very worthwhile - George Washington University View Entire Review
January 24, 2024 Amazing Opportunity
My experience in Jordan was challenging, but incredibly meaningful and rewarding. I am especially grateful for the program's amazing staff and professors. - Wesleyan University View Entire Review
August 04, 2023 An Amazing Semester
Language immersion, cultural immersion, a chance to visit amazing places - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Massive improvement in language skills - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 01, 2023 Challenging And Rewarding
I had a lot of international study abroad experience even before this program but this program still made me grow as a person. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
November 10, 2022 Great
Worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 30, 2022 A Rewarding Challenge
How to exist abroad and learn. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
language, culture, a lot about a new part of the world - Middlebury College View Entire Review
- drastically improved my Arabic - gained new perspective - learned about a new culture - was the most worthwhile part of my undergraduate - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Vastly improved all aspects of my Arabic. Improved cultural fluency. More even keeled now. It was worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I found that this program improved my communication skills in any language. Additionally, after this experience I am more independant and comfortable living in new situations than I was before I left. Due to the influence of my experience in strengthening these skills and clarifying my values I would consider my time abroad wort... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Awakening
I learned alot about myself, and felt like this abroad experience should've been left for the summer, personally for me. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of connections with individuals and I grew a lot, became more independent. - 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):
  • 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:
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