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  the most delicious Falafel sandwich you’ll ever have!

Student posing in the desert
Students performing an Amman dance
Study abroad students doing a huddle in Amman

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and an overnight tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Amman, past study tours and excursions have included:

  • Overnight trip to Petra and/or Wadi Rum Visits to Jordan’s archaeological, historical, and natural wonders
  • Day-trips to biblical Jordan, including Madaba Plains (the biblical lands of Moab) and Mt. Nebo
  • Excursion to the Dead Sea
  • Tour of iconic mosques and museums
students in front of roman amphitheater for a group photo 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 academic 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.

students wearing Amman dishdasha for a group pose

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) and landmarks. It's also the safest city in the Middle East

  • Airport
    Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)

    Social Cues
    Amman is considered as a formal city and formal attire is the most common.

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

Live from Amman

 
 

@ciee.amman on Instagram

 

What People are Saying

  • "CIEE Amman is an extremely organized and well-run program. The staff on-site in Amman are friendly and are more than willing to work with students one-on-one. CIEE also works with students from the moment they're accepted into a program until they depart from their abroad experience to return home."

    Matthew S., Elizabethtown College
  • "It is an amazing experience. You learn so much more about the world, life, and things you would have never thought about or expected going in."

    Zaarin M., University of California-EAP
  • "The course work was intensive but very useful. It was truly amazing to watch my language skills develop so quickly. I would recommend CIEE to anyone looking to solidify and expand their language comprehension and have a rare global educational experience."

    Hannah S., James Madison University
  • "I loved everything about the CIEE program. The staff was absolutely amazing and I keep in touch with them still!"

    Madison H., Pennsylvania State University