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    Summer Intensive Arabic in Jordan

                 Conducted in English

Under King Abdullah II and his father King Hussein, Jordan has made great strides in education, health care, and economic reform while creating a distinctively Jordanian democratic structure. Nonetheless, the country has many issues that students can study and observe firsthand—the effects of regional conflicts, social change, lack of natural resources, environmental concerns, and the need for economic development. 

Amman, capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an ancient city facing modern challenges, thus making it an exciting place to live and study. Built on seven hills, Amman has expanded in size and population from a quaint, sleepy town at the close of World War II, to the bustling, multicultural metropolis it is today. At the heart of the city is the ancient Citadel containing ruins from many civilizations. It overlooks a well-preserved and restored Roman Amphitheater, today used for concerts and cultural events. Further afield in Jordan there are Roman ruins in Jerash and the spectacular Nabatean city of Petra in the south.

The program offers a 5-week session. The curriculum is based on AMIDEAST’s Arabic Language and Culture Curriculum, which is functional and communicative in its approach. The teachers are carefully selected native speakers with excellent language-teaching experience and skills.

Students applying to this program are required to have a 3.0 GPA or above. 



Location: Amman, Jordan

Dates: Session I: June 16 – July 15, 2011

          Session II: July 14 - August 12, 2011 (Program dates are NY departure and return dates.)


Course offered: Students enroll in 5 credits. 

Students enroll in one course from this list: 

Beginning Modern Standard Arabic I (Arabic 101; 4 credits)

Beginning Modern Standard Arabic II (Arabic 102; 4 credits)

Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I (Arabic 201; 4 credits)

Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II (Arabic 202; 4 credits)

Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I (Arabic 301; 4 credits)

Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II (Arabic 302; 4 credits)

Students enroll in one course from this list: 

Jordanian Arabic I (Arabic 131; 1 credit)

Jordanian Arabic II (Arabic 231; 1 credit)

Program Costs

Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $4200

CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $1025

Queens College program fee: $350 

AMIDEAST consolidated fee (includes: predeparture orientation, on-site orientation, housing and meals with a host family, and medical insurance): $2825

Total cost with airfare: $5400

Airfare: $1200 (estimate)

Application Deadline: April 4, 2011

Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.

Education Abroad Office
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad



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