Jordan: Modernization and Social Change

Examine the effects of regional conflict and a refugee crisis on Jordan, a moderate Arab state

offered by SIT Study Abroad

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On this program you will consider the impact of Palestinian, Iraqi, and Syrian immigrants and refugees, who now make up more than two thirds of Jordan’s population, on the nation’s society and economy. Examine the role of Jordan as a peace broker in the region and the effects of diplomacy and international relations in conflict resolution. You will learn or greatly advance your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Modern Standard Arabic. You will consider the program’s themes from a comparative perspective during an excursion to the United Arab Emirates. Please visit our website for more information.


  • Arabic
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Near And Middle Eastern Language Literature And Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Social Sciences
  • Refugee Studies
  • Political Science
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Interreligious / Interethnic Relations


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