AMIDEAST - Amman
Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a city in evolution. Modern development in health care, education, and continued economic reform stand in contrast to the city's well-preserved ancient ruins and a land steeped in tradition. Jordan shares land borders with Iraq, Israel, Palestine and Saudi Arabia. It is one of only two Arab countries to have open borders with Israel, thus it remains a key player in Arab-Israeli affairs.
The America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST) was established in 1951 to provide international education, training, and development assistance opportunities to the Middle East and North Africa. Today it provides programs and services to improve educational opportunities and quality, strengthen local institutions, and develop language and professional skills for success in the local economy. AMIDEAST is a recognized leader in study abroad programs for Americans interested in learning more about this important region.
AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program courses in Amman are taught by a select group of Jordanian professors from a variety of institutions in and around Amman. These lecturers possess a strong instructional experience in English-speaking environments. All faculty members have received post-graduate degrees from North American or European universities, or have spent considerable time at English-medium institutions as students, faculty members, visiting faculty or visiting researchers
Students in the AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program in Amman carry a 14-17 credit hour course load per semester. All students enroll in Arabic (8 credits: Modern Standard and Jordanian Colloquial Arabic) and two or three other elective courses (depending on the student’s preference) from offerings in Middle East and North African studies in a variety of disciplines taught in English including anthropology, art, history, economics, environmental studies, media Arabic, Middle East and North Africa studies, political science, religion, sociology, studio art, and women's studies. In addition to academics, our students benefit from an on-site orientation, opportunity to live with a Jordanian family, structured ways to meet local students, and organized excursions to locations around Jordan.
AMIDEAST provides students guided academic around Jordan such as Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea.
Students live with carefully selected Arabic-speaking host families who also speak English. All meals are provided by the home-stay family although there may be times that students cannot return home for a lunch due to their class schedule. Dickinson students will receive a board credit on their Dickinson student account to assist with lunch expenses as well as a transportation credit. It is expected that you will use the excess money available to you for your food and transportation expenses while studying abroad. Please note that no routine stipends will be dispersed in Amman; you must plan to have access to these funds while studying abroad.
Program Fee Includes
tuition and fees
room and board
pre-departure and on-site orientations
The program fee does not include primary health insurance, airfare, optional travel, personal expenses, books or supplies.
For more information, contact:
Two semesters of Arabic strongly recommended
Center for Global Study and Engagement
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
Phone: (717) 245-1341