Amman, Jordan

Advanced Arabic Language

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Information for term Advanced Arabic Language

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 2 – Dec 21, 2018 (16 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Dates: Aug 25 – Dec 13, 2019 (16 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jan 27 – May 17, 2019 (16 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 2, 2018 – May 17, 2019 (37 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Overview

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Amman, the capital and most populous city of Jordan, is the country's economic, political and cultural center. The city's breathtaking skyline is continuously transformed with the entrance of new industry. Your fluency and confidence will soar as you study the history and literature of this area in classes taught in Arabic. Excursions and volunteer opportunities supplement the cultural immersion for those looking to truly advance their Arabic language skills.

The Take-Aways

  • TAKE DAY EXCURSIONS

    to famous archaeological sites, or an overnight trip to the Rose-Red City of Petra.

  • SLEEP IN TENTS

    in the middle of the desert while exploring the natural wonders of the region.

  • SEE FILMS, LECTURES, AND EXHIBITS

    all in the the target language of Arabic.

  • spectator capacity at the Roman Theater

    6,000
  • visitors per year

    2M+
  • hills form the main cityscape

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Location & Culture

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Take part in a mid-semester rural retreat in the Jordan Valley or the south of Jordan.
  • Visit Jordan’s archaeological, historical, and natural wonders - all with Arabic-speaking guides.
  • Work with a faculty mentor and develop Arabic writing skills through an advanced writing and an optional research course.

PROJECTS

  • Volunteering: “Adopt” an elementary school in a rural community, renovating the building while getting to know the children.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays: Homestays require students to adapt to the social habits and norms of their host family, and other social norms.

    International Student Apartments: al-Bayt al-‘Arabi is available pending a minimum number of program participants opting for this housing choice. It requires students to maintain the language commitment among themselves. Students opting for al-Bayt al-‘Arabi should be aware that their space will also regularly serve as communal space for informal and formal activities for the entire AAL program.

  • MEALS

    Students choosing a Homestay normally have breakfast and a main meal with the families during the week and may have all meals with them on the weekends. Students are responsible for weekday lunches. Meals are provided on excursions. Students who opt for the al-Bayt al-‘Arabi are responsible for all their own meals.

Amman, Jordan

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE AMMAN

    Based in a traditional neighborhood, this location allows students plenty of opportunities to interact with local residents and get to key institutions and sites with ease.

What People are Saying

  • “The true success of CIEE is that it helped break down the many stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims that existed among the students.  CIEE is the program where students can learn that Arabs and Muslims are no different from them regardless of their language.”

    Student, Fall 2017
  • “CIEE is the best program available for the study of Arabic, both Colloquial and Modern Registers, in Jordan or in the Middle East in general.”

    Student, Fall 2017
  • “This semester has been hands down the most effective Arabic education I have received while at the same time taking place in a warm friendly atmosphere”

    Student, Fall 2017
  • “The instructors I had for my AAL courses were dedicated and hardworking, always going beyond what was required of them in the classroom.”

    Student, Fall 2017

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What you need to know

The program details

The Advanced Arabic Language program provides students with a full immersion experience commensurate with their abilities and proficiency level. All courses are taught in Arabic and include both subject area content and language instruction. This approach enables students to develop a high level of proficiency in Arabic, and gain an in-depth understanding of important issues facing Jordan and the Middle East today.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Classes are small and often taught tutorial style. Participants take classes with other CIEE students only.

  • GRADING

    Grades are assigned based on mid-term and final exams, and additional assignments, such as a research paper or a class presentation. Attendance and class participation are incorporated into the final grade for the program courses. Class attendance is mandatory in all CIEE classes.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    The program is academically and linguistically challenging and requires a solid commitment on the part of students both in and outside of the classroom. Instructors are native Arabic speakers who are trained in their fields and in teaching Arabic language.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 3.0.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    3.3 GPA in Modern Standard Arabic, 4 semesters of college-level Modern Standard Arabic or equivalent ability to pass an on-site Arabic proficiency exam. Successful applicants have mastered the concepts covered in the al-Kitaab series through the second book or equivalent, and demonstrate oral proficiency at the intermediate mid- to intermediate-high level on the ACTFL scale.

Curriculum

Students have two chances to meet the course requirements on the placement exam and are automatically enrolled in the CIEE Middle East Studies program if they do not. Admitted students will need to complete an online Oral Proficiency interview with CIEE to ensure suitability.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

SPRING 2019 COURSES

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REQUIRED CIEE LANGUAGE COURSES

  • ARAB 3005 AMAL: Advanced Topics in Arabic Conversation I
  • ARAB 3021 AMJO: Arabic Writing
  • ARAB 4011 AMJO: Modern Standard Arabic, Superior I

CIEE ARABIC SUBJECT COURSES

  • COMM 3003 AMAL / ARAB 4004 AMAL: Contemporary Arab Media
  • LITT 3002 AMAL / ARAB 4007 AMAL: Arabic Poetry
  • RELI 3001 AMAL: Introduction to Islam

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some Meals (for those in Homestays)
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One week orientation – an introduction to the culture of Jordan, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city.
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

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Fees & Housing

Fall 2018 16 weeks Sep 2, 2018 Dec 21, 2018
$16,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $13,863 **

Housing = $2,520 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $16,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,800

International Airfare = $1,350 ††

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $250

Visa Fees = $188

Personal expenses = $1,750

Total Estimated Costs = $5,488

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day during the week, and most weekend meals.

for students in apartments; homestay students should budget $1200 for meals

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

Academic year 2018-2019 37 weeks Sep 2, 2018 May 17, 2019
$32,585
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $27,078 **

Housing = $5,040 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $32,585

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $3,600

International Airfare = $1,350 ††

Local Transportation = $1,850

Books & Supplies = $250

Visa Fees = $188

Personal expenses = $3,500

Expenses during break = $1,500 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $12,238

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day during the week, and most weekend meals.

for students in apartments; homestay students should budget $1200 for meals

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

††† academic year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

Spring 2019 16 weeks Nov 1, 2018 Jan 27, 2019 May 17, 2019
$17,450
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $14,463 **

Housing = $2,520 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $17,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,400

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $850

Books & Supplies = $250

Visa Fees = $60

Personal expenses = $1,200

Total Estimated Costs = $5,960

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day during the week, and most weekend meals.

Fall 2019 16 weeks May 1, 2019 Aug 25, 2019 Dec 13, 2019

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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