Arizona in Jordan

AZ in Jordan application deadline:

February 25, 2018

The Arizona in Jordan program is an eight-week summer program based in the Jordanian capital of Amman, bustling with cafes, shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Amman offers the perfect milieu for experiencing an Arabic-language immersion.
 
Students arrive in Amman and begin a rigorous 4-day orientation to learn about the city, transportation, and cultural norms. At the end of the orientation students move into their summer homestay with a Jordanian family. Arabic classes begin at the end of the first week in country and run through the final week with a one-week midterm break. Arabic classes are taught by local faculty trained in the pedagogy of teaching Arabic to foreigners. Students choose either MSA or Jordanian Arabic as their focus. All program participants are matched with language partners to offer additional oral practice and enhance language acquisition. Afternoon activities in Amman promote language use in a real-life environment.
 
In addition to the coursework, students participate in several academic excursions to sites such as the Nabatean ruins of Petra, the Bedouin desert valley of Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, Ajloun, and Wadi Mujib. The program also organizes lectures by local NGO representatives, artists, and members of the business community.

See student comments about program here.

 

AZ in Jordan is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all universities in the US and abroad. Students must have 1 year of Arabic language study prior to the program start date. 

Students can earn UA credit for all Arabic coursework. Arabic courses are 140 hours (120 classroom and 20 with a language partner). Course options include:

Modern Standard Arabic

  • ARB 102/401 Low Intermediate MSA
  • ARB 401/2 Intermediate MSA 
  • ARB 405/406 3rd Year Advanced MSA

Colloquial Jordanian Arabic

  • ARB 424A/B Introductory Levantine Arabic (I & II)
  • ARB 484A/B Intermediate Levantine Arabic (I & II)
     

 

HOUSING

Students are placed with local families for the summer. Familes provide two meals per day (breakfast and dinner).

 

SUMMER 2018 DATES: To Be Announced Shortly. Approximately June 9, 2018- August 4, 2018

COST: $7,300* (approximately)

*Program cost includes tuition, housing, airport transfers in country, partial board during excursions, and cell phones.

For questions about the program, please contact CMES.

To apply, go to the Study Abroad and Student Exchange website: http://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-jordan

For questions about the application process, please contact Middle East study abroad advisor, Lisa Turker

 

Arizona in Jordan, promotional video. Filmed and produced by Kyra Azzato, Syracuse University (AZiJ 2015)

 

Photos from Summer 2012: 
Top: Amman cityscape (Kevin J. Taylor)
Middle: Desert jeep tour of Wadi Rum, southern Jordan (Christian Sinclair)
Bottom: Yarmouk River at Mukheiba in northern Jordan (Christian Sinclair)

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