Study Abroad in Amman

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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. 

Student posing in the desert
CIEE Amman staff
Students bonding while on an excursion in Amman, Jordan

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
Group of students on an exploring ancient ruins in Amman

Where Students Study

CIEE Amman 
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.

Group photo at CIEE Amman study center

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

Pocket Guide to Amman

  • Currency
    Jordanian Dinar

    Spoken Languages
    Arabic

    Available Transportation
    Bus, taxi

    Local Sports Stars
    Dima and Lama Hattab – first female ultramarathon runners in the Middle East

  • Climate
    Intensely hot summers, cool rainy/snowy winters, moderate spring and fall

    Places to Explore
    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

  • Airport
    Amman International Airport (AMM)

    Social Cues
    Public display of affection is highly frowned upon in Amman

    What to Pack
    Head scarf, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, Arabic dictionary, water bottle, sunglasses

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