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  • Locations: Amman, Jordan; Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.50 Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2 semesters completed
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Arabic, English Click here for a definition of this term Language Courses Offered: Arabic
Click here for a definition of this term Prior Language Study Required: None Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hotels
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-WFU Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas Offered: American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Communication, Economics, Education, Humanities, International Studies, Internships, Middle East and South Asia Studies, Politics and International Affairs, Sociology, Urban Studies, Women's & Gender Studies
Program Description:

Examine critical issues in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a moderate Arab state confronting political responsibilities, modernization, social change, and the effects of regional conflicts and an ensuing refugee crisis.

drumsThe program looks at the enormous strides Jordan has made in healthcare, literacy, and democratic and economic reform as well as the challenges it faces from a lack of natural resources, environmental concerns, and economic and social issues. Students also consider the impact of Palestinian and Iraqi immigrants and refugees, who now make up more than half of the nation’s population. Students learn or greatly advance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Modern Standard Arabic.

Major topics of study include:

  • The reach of social change and opinion leaders in Jordan
  • The impact of modernization on Jordan’s culture and society
  • The underpinnings of the Arab Spring on politics and society in Jordan and neighboring countries