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Sep 24, 2012
Khaldoun Samman visiting the historic site of Petra, Jordan.
"From my experience, students who go to Amman versus other areas [in the Middle East] come back with the most positive experience," said Macalester College sociology professor Khaldoun Samman. "Consistently, very positive reviews."
During ten years on the faculty and as coordinator of Macalester's concentration in Middle Eastern Studies & Islamic Civilization, Samman has advised a lot of students who have studied abroad in that fascinating, complex part of the world.
He can also recommend Amman – an ancient city that is now the bustling, cosmopolitan capital of Jordan – based on firsthand experience. Samman was born there, and although he moved to the U.S. with his family when he was a child, he has frequently visited Jordan over the years.
Next fall, he will return again, this time as the director of ACM's new Jordan: Middle East & Arabic Language Studies program. The location and timing, he said, will be a real benefit to students. Read more
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- Visiting Faculty Positions Are Available in 2014-15 on ACM Programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Nov 19, 2012
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- Macalester and Coe Professors to Serve as Visiting Faculty on ACM Programs in Jordan and London Aug 21, 2012
- Khaldoun Samman and Steven Marc Weiss will bring experience and knowledge of the program sites to off-campus positions in 2013-14.
- ACM To Launch New Off-Campus Program in the Middle East in Fall 2013 May 10, 2012
- Program in Amman, Jordan will feature Arabic language study, elective courses, home stays, and cultural activities.
- Prices Announced for ACM Off-Campus Study Programs in 2012-13 Feb 16, 2012
- Detailed cost information for each program is posted online.
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