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Amman, Jordan

Summer Global Internship

Study Program Full-Time Internship

Dates

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8 weeks

Costs

Credit

6 semester hours

9 quarter hours

Eligibility

Extended Deadline

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Overview

Gain real-world work experience in Jordan's ancient capital city, Amman! As the country's political and economic center, Amman boasts an emerging global economy that attracts international investments. The city proudly features a growing innovative and entrepreneurial scene, home to many national and international NGOs where budding professionals will have an impactful experience.

As a global intern, you'll have every opportunity to work with national and international organizations focusing on development work in education, the environment, politics, social policy, research, and more. Internship placements vary from sustainable development to project development to field research to marketing, PR, communication, and training. No matter which placement you're matched with based on your academic and professional goals, you'll find Amman has everything to offer during your time abroad. 

When you intern in Amman, the city will be your lens to the Middle East to help you understand the region's challenges and opportunities. Your time exploring Amman's seven ancient hills on foot, indulging in Jordanian food, and immersing yourself in the local culture will make you appreciate the city's ancient history and growing modernity. 

Unique Experiences

VISIT THE ROSE CITY OF PETRA

and float in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth

MAKE KNAFEH

go on a walking tour around the city, visit a mosque, and more

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ATTEND FILM

and music festivals in Amman

6,000

SPECTATOR CAPACITY AT THE ROMAN THEATER

2M+

VISITORS PER YEAR

7

HILLS FORM THE MAIN CITYSCAPE

Experience
  • truck ride desert amman
  • steps residential area amman jordan

Your Destination

Amman boasts ancient history alongside its diverse, vibrant modernity. It is an accessible, cosmopolitan city with numerous museums and art galleries, not to mention a delicious variety of Arabic foods, like hummus! One minute you’re atop the highest of Amman’s seven foremost hills, where the ancient citadel offers spectacular views all around – and a fascinating look back to the Bronze Age. Later that same day, you’re window shopping on trendy Rainbow Street after a tasty meal at a restaurant with sidewalk tables. With its reputation for being a safe and hospitable city, Amman is home to inhabitants from all over the Middle East. The city provides a safe and stable environment for students to learn about the region. 

During your time in Amman, you will have every opportunity to immerse yourself in Jordanian culture and learn some colloquial Jordanian Arabic. CIEE also coordinates a series of local site visits and cultural activities. Our staff will help keep you updated on local cultural events, such as conferences, films, and concerts. 

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Amman.

The Culture

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EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Students enjoy a number of excursions to Jordan’s archaeological, historical, and natural wonders. These visits may include exploring biblical Jordan, visiting one of the New Wonders of the World, Petra (known as the Rose City), or hiking in a Middle Eastern forest. 
  • Students participate in co-curricular activities, such as site visits to local NGOs, international donors, and other cultural activities to enrich their experiences.   

Program Blogs

From CIEE

Unveiling Jordan's Hidden Treasures: 5 Must-Visit Gems

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By: Dorra Guermazi Jordan's landscape is a tapestry of awe-inspiring beauty and cultural heritage, where ancient wonders and natural marvels converge in harmony. While Petra and the Dead Sea are... keep reading

Have a Sweet Tooth? Jordan Has You Covered.

By Elysse G.

Jordanian cuisine is rich and diverse, and the country's desserts are no exception. From sweet and sticky pastries to delicate floral-infused cakes, Jordanian desserts are a must-try for any foodie... keep reading

How to Pack Like a Pro

By Elysse G.

Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience, but it can also be overwhelming to pack for an extended stay in a foreign country. Here's a packing list for studying abroad... keep reading

Housing
Academics

Academics

As a global intern in Amman, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of NGOs. Extracurricular cultural activities in and around Amman complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city. 

This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic course.

GPA

2.5

Language Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.
 

Additional Requirements

Rising sophomore standing and above required at time of participation.

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Requirements

Students participate in an academic course taught in a hybrid learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants.

Program Credit

Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits
 

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.
 

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an hybrid learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Sunday-Thursday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session.
 

Grading

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an hybrid learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Sunday-Thursday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session.
 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Internship Opportunities

Gain real-world work experience, grow your professional network, and bolster your resume while interning at innovative startups, national NGOs, international NGOs, and more in Amman. Search for a more detailed list of internship opportunities.

Research 
Software systems, IT, hardware, and AI.

Development 
USAID projects, training, implementation, media, and humanitarian aid.

Youth 
Education, empowering, employment, and civic engagement programs.

Business 
Business services, resource management, accounting, and sales.

Environment and Sustainability 
Environmental advocacy and management, green tech, water, agriculture, sustainable business development, and ecotourism. 

Note: Please keep in mind that securing a spot in any of these opportunities is not automatically guaranteed and depends on availability and the internship host organization's decision. This internship listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The internships, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development.

Courses

Course Information

Summer Session II 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

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

  • Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

Dates & 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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Summer 2024 8 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $7,450

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, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $4,453

Housing = $2,500

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $7,450

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 = $200

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $800

Books & Supplies = $50

Visa Fees = $60

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $20

Personal expenses = $195

Other = $50††

Total Costs = $2,575

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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*non-refundable

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in apartments, you should budget approx. $420 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††Internet plan

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Zein Nsheiwat

DIRECTOR

Zein Nsheiwat has been working in the field of study abroad and cross-cultural education since 2007 and completed a MBA in 2022 at TAGUCI in Amman, Jordan. She has worked...

Jumana Tagqah

ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE DIRECTOR

Jumana has been working with CIEE since 2010. She has a degree in Business Administration and Political Science from the University of Jordan. Jumana runs all the admin and finances...

Samir Issa

HOUSING AND LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

Samir started working with CIEE in 2019. Besides supporting the students’ cultural engagements. Samir manages all aspects of the housing program, and recruits Arabic-speaking host families for CIEE students in...

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