Information for term Summer Arabic Language
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineApril 1, 2018
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: April 1, 2018
- Dates: Jun 3 – Aug 3, 2018 (9 weeks)
- Credit: 10 semester hours / 15 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
OverviewClick to Open
Put your learning of Arabic on fast-forward in the heart of Amman’s traditional Eastern district. In a city where spectacular Roman ruins share the landscape with Westernized districts dotted with cafes and galleries, you’ll build on coursework by conversing in homes, workplaces, and among new friends, increasing your understanding of Jordanian society day by day. From the maze-like downtown to the many exotic souks, minarets, mosques, and coffeehouses, you’ll get a complete Middle Eastern experience in this unforgettable summer.
Travel to Petra
and Wadi Rum, world-famous archaeological and cultural treasures.
Step back centuries
with a visit to awesome sites like the Roman Theatre.
Learn to prepare
tasty Middle Eastern dishes like ‘Magloubeh’ and other local specialties.
hills form the main cityscape7
spectator capacity at the Roman Theater6,000
university students (and growing)280K+
Location & CultureClick to Open
Despite its famous ruins, the capital of Jordan has plenty of cosmopolitan character. One minute you’re atop the highest of Amman’s seven foremost hills, where the ancient Citadel gives spectacular views all around – and a fascinating look back to Bronze Age. Later the same day, you’re window shopping on trendy Rainbow Street after a tasty meal at a restaurant with sidewalk tables. Wherever you are, you’ll see why Amman has a well-earned reputation for hospitality.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Deepen your understanding of Jordanian cultural with visits to museums, archeological treasures, and cultural sites.
- Explore beyond the city with a one-day trips to noted historical sites, such as Madaba, famous for its Byzantine-era churches.
- Travel overnight to Petra – an ancient city elaborately carved from stony cliffs – and Wadi Rum, where ancient inscriptions are tucked among spectacular arid arches, cliffs, caverns, and gorges.
- Learn and unwind with films, concerts, conferences, and many more local activities.
- As you gain proficiency in Arabic, you’ll be encouraged to practice in everyday settings – getting coffee, visiting a market, meeting locals.
- Converse with Peer Language Assistants, Jordanian students eager to help you practice your skills.
- Opt to live with a host family for additional opportunities to build your confidence.
Daily LifeClick to Open
Homestays: Live with a Jordanian host family and immerse yourself in the local language and culture. Expect to follow curfews and local decorum, which are part of Jordanian life.
Shared Apartments: Students may also choose to live with other CIEE visiting students in apartments. According to local custom and for your comfort and safety, apartments allow limited visitors and set quiet hours.
Homestays: Students in homestays eat two meals a day and most meals on weekends with their families.
Shared Apartments: Students who live in apartment are responsible for their own meals, which are not included in the program fee. All students are responsible for lunches.
Where You'll Study
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 other day I was spending time with an old friend on a rooftop in Amman. I looked out at the sprawling city as the sun set in front of me, and I realized that I did not feel like I was far from home. I didn’t feel strange in this country. For a moment I was part of it, fully comfortable with the new people and the new culture just days before I’ll have to say goodbye to it all. It was when I realized that while I can’t wait to say hello to America, I never want to say goodbye to Jordan.”Study Student, Summer 2017
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What you need to knowThe program details
The onsite orientation introduces students to life in Jordan, and students are tested in Arabic to make sure they are placed at the proper level of instruction.
AcademicsClick to Open
Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.
0-6 semesters of college-level Arabic (or equivalent)
Summer: Early June to late July.
- Total credit, session: 10 semester/15 quarter hours
Students take Modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian Colloquial Arabic. Students with some language experience take a placement exam upon arrival, and are then assigned to the appropriate class level. Students are tested at the end of the session to gauge progress.
Summer 2018 CoursesClick to Open
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.
Summer Intensive Modern Standard Arabic
Students are placed into the appropriate Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) level based on the results of a language exam taken during orientation and prior experience studying Arabic. The exam tests how well you can apply what you’ve learned in Arabic so far, and is not based on progression through any particular Arabic textbook. In addition to the regular classroom and lab sessions, students also have access to instructors for regular office hours. Contact hours: 105. Credit: 7 semester/10.5 quarter hours.
Colloquial Jordanian Arabic
Essential for functioning in everyday life, Colloquial Jordanian Arabic is the language of spoken communication and is used in domestic, intimate, and informal settings in the home, the workplace, and among friends and acquaintances. These courses introduce students to the grammar and vocabulary of the Jordanian dialect and build on the instruction provided in the Modern Standard Arabic language course. They include intensive portions during orientation to impart basic survival skills, then continue with regular classroom sessions. Contact hours: 45. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.
REQUIRED CIEE COURSES
- ARAB 1501 AMJO : Summer Intensive Modern Standard Arabic, Beginning I
- ARAB 1502 AMJO : Summer Intensive Modern Standard Arabic, Beginning II
- ARAB 2501 AMJO : Summer Intensive Modern Standard Arabic, Intermediate I
- ARAB 2502 AMJO : Summer Intensive Modern Standard Arabic, Intermediate II
- ARAB 3501 AMJO : Summer Intensive Modern Standard Arabic, Advanced I
- ARAB 3502 AMJO : Summer Intensive Modern Standard Arabic, Advanced II
- ARAB 3503 AMJO : Summer Intensive Modern Standard Arabic, Advanced III
- ARAB 1003 JORD: Colloquial Jordanian Arabic, Beginning I
- ARAB 2003 JORD : Colloquial Jordanian Arabic, Intermediate I
- ARAB 3003 JORD : Colloquial Jordanian Arabic, Advanced I
ScholarshipsClick to Open
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.See more scholarship info
Dates, Deadlines & FeesClick to Open
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.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- One-week orientation – an introduction to Jordanian culture, 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
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
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.
No Hidden Fees
|Summer 2018 9 weeks|
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Fees & Housing
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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 = $5,993 **
Housing = $1,390 ***
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $7,850
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 = $400 †
International Airfare = $1,350 ††
Local Transportation = $150
Books & Supplies = $100
Visa Fees = $188
Personal expenses = $1,200Total Estimated Costs = $3,388
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.
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.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
*** includes two meals a day (breakfast and one hot meal) for students in homestays; meals are not included for students in apartments
† for students in homestays to cover weekday lunches not provided; students in apartments should budget at least $600 for all meals not included in program fees
†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
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