Jordan: History, Politics, and Arabic Language

Spend your summer abroad studying Arabic language while exploring Jordan's social, political, and environmental landscapes.

offered by Experiment In International Living

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Please visit our website for more information. Immediately begin practicing Arabic and experiencing Jordanian history, culture, and contemporary day-to-day life as you explore Jordan’s capital city, Amman, with other members of your group during an interactive orientation. You’ll quickly deepen your immersion in Jordanian culture as you commence your Amman homestay experience — for four weeks, gain tremendous insights into Jordan’s culture and daily life, and take advantage of around-the-clock opportunities and real-world situations to practice the language you’re learning in the classroom with your host family and neighbors. Receive a total of 46 hours of formal Arabic language instruction in small classes composed of Experiment participants only. Expand your understanding and knowledge of present-day Jordan through thematic workshops and discussions on Jordanian politics, Islam, democracy, the role of refugees, and multiculturalism. Experience firsthand ongoing debates surrounding Jordan’s environmental and natural resource challenges. Through cultural activities, such as tea nights and cooking classes, experience Jordan’s culinary culture. Complete eight hours of community service partnering on a local development project. Continue your Arabic language study while experiencing Jordan’s ancient history and present-day resources, cultures, and communities outside of Amman. Spend time with a Bedouin community, one of Jordan’s most distinct and well known groups. Visit the Dead Sea, the most spectacular natural landscape in Jordan and lowest point on earth. Explore Petra, a treasure of the ancient world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the Rocky Mountains of Wadi Rum. This immersive high school summer abroad program begins and concludes in Amman. Language Certificate: At the conclusion of this program, each participant will earn a language certificate noting how many hours of language classes s/he completed. Orientation: Amman, 2–3 days Homestay: Amman,* 25 days; rural Bedouin community, 2–3 days Other Accommodations: Hotels and one night camping at Wadi Rum


  • Arabic
  • Culture
  • Middle Eastern Studies


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