Study In Amman Jordan with ISA! Past Review

By (Political Science and Government, University of Nebraska - Lincoln) - abroad from 06/28/2013 to 08/04/2013 with

University of Jordan: Amman - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained unforgettable memories and skills from my experience abroad that I will contribute to several aspects of my life. Studying abroad opens so many doors and really helps you discover who you are. In addition to this, ISA was incredibly reliable and supportive through every step of the study abroad process. From the daunting pre-departure tasks to finally arriving and getting acclimated in the culture and studies, ISA helped me every step of the way. When I landed in Jordan at 3am, my luggage had been lost and ISA was right there helping me through it. The on-site staff and resident director from ISA was so helpful and reliable. I would recommend this program to anyone looking for an awesome and unique study abroad experience.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $30.00-$50.00
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Definitely save money for food and keepsakes that you would like to take home to remember your awesome experience.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? None
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The culture in Amman & excursions
  • The food
  • The people and memories I made
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? There isn't much I wish I would've known before going to Amman, because ISA really prepared me before my departure.