Study Abroad in Amman
College Study Abroad
Explore Amman, Jordan
Despite its famous ruins, the capital of Jordan has plenty of cosmopolitan character and modern sensibility. One minute you’re atop Amman’s seven foremost hills taking a fascinating look back to the Bronze Age, and the next minute you’re window shopping on trendy Rainbow Street after an exquisite meal at a gourmet restaurant.
Study Tours & Cultural Excursions
Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Amman, past study tours and excursions have included:
- Mid-semester rural retreats in the Jordan Valley or the south of Jordan
- Visits to Jordan’s archaeological, historical, and natural wonders - all with Arabic-speaking guides
- Day-trips to biblical Jordan, including Madaba Plains (the biblical lands of Moab) and Mt. Nebo
- Excursions to the Dead Sea • Tours of iconic mosques and museums
Where Students Study
CIEE Amman is based in a traditional neighborhood, which allows students plenty of opportunities to interact with local residents and get to know key institutions and sites with ease.
Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT)
Founded in 1991, PSUT is the only private and nonprofit university in Jordan. It is owned by the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), the foremost applied research center in Jordan.
Internships & Volunteering
Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Amman, students can volunteer at an elementary school in a rural community, help Jordanians with their English language skills, and engage with Amman-based organizations that work with underserved communities. In addition, students can gain experience with an internship at local organizations, nonprofits, and NGOs.
Study Abroad Programs in Amman
Currency Spoken Languages Available Transportation Local Sports Stars Climate Places to Explore Airport Social Cues What to Pack
Dima and Lama Hattab – first female ultramarathon runners in the Middle East
Intensely hot summers, cool rainy/snowy winters, moderate spring and fall
Amman has no east or west side; instead, directions are given based on jabals (the 19 hills across the city). It's also the safest city in the Middle East
Amman International Airport (AMM)
Public display of affection is highly frowned upon in Amman
Head scarf, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, Arabic dictionary, water bottle, sunglasses
Local Sports Stars
Places to Explore
What to Pack