Summer Intensive Arabic in Amman, Jordan

Other Program Information

Orientation

Upon arrival in Amman, AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program students participate in a one and a half day orientation designed to introduce them to Jordanian culture and daily life and familiarize them with the logistics of the program. Students move in with their host families immediately. The orientation combines structured informational sessions with organized activities.

Partner Institution – Qasid Arabic Institute

The Qasid Arabic Institute is the partner for AMIDEAST’s Education Abroad Program in Amman.

The Qasid Arabic Institute has developed a reputation as one of the leading programs in the Middle East for Arabic language learning. Its comprehensive curriculum begins with the proper pronunciation of Arabic letters and continues through to a high degree of proficiency.

Academic Calendar

 Summer 2017


Jordan Intensive Arabic, Session I, Summer 2017
 Thursday, June 8 Students Depart for Jordan 
 Friday, June 9 Students Arrive in Jordan 
 Saturday, June 10

 Orientation
 Students Move-In with Host Families in Jordan

 Sunday, June  11 First Day of Class and Amman City Tour
 Sunday -Tuesday,
 
June 25-27
 Eid al Fitr Break (No Classes)*
 Saturday, July 1 Biblical Jordan Excursion
 Monday, July 10 Final Exam
 Tuesday, July 11 Reflection Day (Attendance Required)  
 Wednesday, July 12 Students Depart Jordan1

 

1 At the end of the AMIDEAST Education Abroad program students are free to travel either back to their home country or to other locations. After the day indicated as the day students depart (typically following the final day of the program), students are responsible for all of their own transportation, housing, insurance, and other logistical arrangements. Students should note that after the departure day noted on the academic calendar, their program-provided insurance coverage will end and they must arrange for accommodations outside of AMIDEAST shared apartments or with AMIDEAST host families.

*Note: Muslim holidays are approximate; precise dates depend on the sighting of the new moon

Jordan Intensive Arabic, Session II Summer 2017
 Thursday, July 13 Students Depart for Jordan
 Friday, July 14 Students Arrive in Jordan
 Saturday, July 15 Orientation
 
Students Move-In with Host Families in Jordan
 Sunday, July 16 First Day of Class and Amman City Tour
 Saturday, July 22 Northern Jordan Excursion
 Thursday, August 10  Final Exam
 Friday, August 11 Reflection Day (Attendance Required)  
Saturday, August 12 Students Depart Jordan1

1 At the end of the AMIDEAST Education Abroad program students are free to travel either back to their home country or to other locations. After the day indicated as the day students depart (typically following the final day of the program), students are responsible for all of their own transportation, housing, insurance, and other logistical arrangements. Students should note that after the departure day noted on the academic calendar, their program-provided insurance coverage will end and they must arrange for accommodations outside of AMIDEAST shared apartments or with AMIDEAST host families.

*Note: Muslim holidays are approximate; precise dates depend on the sighting of the new moon

Language Courses

Summer Arabic in Jordan

The Summer Intensive Arabic Program in Amman, Jordan offers Modern Standard Arabic in two 4-week sessions.

Classes meet 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Each student will receive 80 hours of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic in each session, covering the material usually covered in one semester on a U.S. campus. In addition, students receive 20 hours of instruction per session in Jordanian Arabic.

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