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Jordan: Middle East & Arabic Language Studies

Amman, Jordan


Study in a bustling, multicultural metropolis

Immerse yourself in the Middle East, where the issues of politics, economics, international relations, and religion are constantly evolving. In Amman, Jordan, you will develop your Arabic language skills, live with a local host family, and take courses on Middle Eastern culture. 


Fall semester (late August–mid-December)
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Host institution

ACM’s partner in Jordan is AMIDEAST, a leading non-profit international education organization.

Living arrangements

Homestay with a Jordanian host family

Courses & credits

Recommended credit is 17 semester credits or the equivalent. See course descriptions

  • Arabic language
  • Elective courses in international relations, culture and the arts, women’s and gender studies, religion, and more
  • Independent study project, community-based learning course, or elective course with a research component

Language requirement

No prerequisites. Except for the required Arabic language courses, all classes are conducted in English.


Program brochure

Application deadlines

If the deadline has passed and you are interested in applying, contact the ACM Office immediately. Late applications may be accepted on a space-available basis.

Explore the program

Analyze current events in the Middle East through a new lens

By taking a variety of in-depth courses and getting involved in the community, you will grow to understand Jordan’s social and political impact on a global scale.

Trace Jordan’s roots through visits to stunning historical sites

See how various civilizations helped shape Jordan into the nation it is today. Traces of Roman architecture, medieval citadels, and ancient Biblical sites will give you a glimpse of its diverse past.

Live in a cosmopolitan city

Experience the excitement of an urban lifestyle! Daily life in Amman will teach you to find your way around a large city. You’ll have the chance to explore everything from unique restaurants to art galleries, learning more about Jordan’s culture along the way.

Once-in-a-lifetime experiences

Lucy Pipkin
Lawrence University

The Jordan program changed my outlook on the world. It allowed me to explore the food and culture of the region, gain unique knowledge on Islam and women's issues, and grow into a more confident person. 

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Sarah Sturm
Luther College

On the Jordan program, I completed a community practicum at the Jordan Tourism Board. It was a great way to experience a different aspect of the culture and to form relationships with Jordanians.

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Nora Coghlan
Grinnell College

My host family was extremely kind and welcoming during my time in Jordan. I spent a lot of time chatting with my host mom and her friends, learning Arabic from my three-year-old host sister, and enjoying my host grandma's delicious cooking. 

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