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 4.0
Based on 36 Reviews
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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
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
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
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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
Past Review Changed My Life
Arabic skills, cultural knowledge, political awareness, friends - Wellesley College 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
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
Past Review 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

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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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