SIT Study Abroad: Jordan - Geopolitics, International Relations, and the Future of the Middle East

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  • Location(s): Amman, Jordan
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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I learned so much about Jordan and the region at large on this program, and made so many connections that I will value for the rest of my life. I am a more well-rounded and open-minded person after my experience in Jordan, and I even learned a bit of a completely new language to me including a whole new alphabet! I wholeheartedl... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Not only did I learn so much about Jordan and the program theme, but I made incredible friends through this experience! Study abroad was absolutely worthwhile and I would go back to Jordan in a heartbeat. - Rice University View Entire Review
This experience was definitely worthwhile. I would encourage students wanting an immersive experience and who are interested in international relations to consider this program. - University of Denver View Entire Review
In terms of academics, I learned a great deal about Jordan and the MENA region in terms of political, social, and cultural dynamics. I gained insights from some of Jordan's top thinkers and policymakers, and learned how to negotiate some of these issues with my own skills. My Arabic improved, especially functional/survival use t... - Kenyon College View Entire Review
My experience was definitely worth it because as a Middle Eastern Studies major, my time abroad definitely brought me closer to my studies and allowed me to see a lot of the phenomena I had studied as well as talk to actual Jordanians about a lot of issues. - University of San Francisco View Entire Review
Past Review Eye Opening
Language, independence, confidence etc. All worth it! - Occidental College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Jordan - Geopolitics, International Relations, and the Future of the Middle East
I gained a better understanding of the culture and lifestyle in Amman as well as multiple archaeology contacts for when I return - University of Denver View Entire Review
I learned that humans are all much more similar than we think no matter how different a culture, religion, government, food, environment, music, or even history is compared with another. On a human level, we are all connected and can find empathy in that reality once we really experience and understand it. In an ever-changing... - Denison University View Entire Review
June 04, 2022 Ahlan Amman!
I gained experience of doing research, which is a good set up for people like my who seek to pursue a career in research and academia. - Harvard University View Entire Review
June 12, 2021 College Highlight
I had never spent so much time out of the country in one place, so I had never been able to engage with another culture on that same level. Every day I was pushing myself outside of my comfort zone, learning, and enjoying a country that has grown very dear to my heart. It was challenging in many regards, but I needed that push, ... - Emory University View Entire Review
I knew nothing about Middle Eastern culture except for the stereotypes Americans have towards Islamic culture. I wanted to change that. I want to dispel those stereotypes and gain a true understanding of the Middle East, and the best way to do so is by going there. My time in the SIT Geopolitics program was the perfect gateway t... - University of Oregon View Entire Review
I really cannot summarize what I gained and learned while in Jordan in just a paragraph. What I can say, though, is that I left the country being a different person. The insight I earned on countless topics, the invaluable cultural interactions, the experience of being immersed in such a particular country... It was definitely w... - Rollins College View Entire Review
I gained a more nuanced understanding of the region's politics, people and language. You do not simply learn, you experience it. - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review


Learn about the Middle East’s politics, shifting power configurations, and efforts to promote peace and global security from Jordan, a peace broker in the region.

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  • Spring
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 November 1 for spring programs

The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school