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Amman: Advanced Arabic Language

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Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Location: Amman, Jordan


This program is academically and linguistically challenging, requiring a strong commitment from students with a solid foundation in Modern Standard Arabic. Native Arabic speakers teach elective classes taught in the target language to emphasize different linguistic skill sets, such as reading comprehension, while offering a variety of subject matter.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Important Note
This program is located in country under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning and operates with special permission under the university's travel policy.

Students enrolled in this program will be required to adhere to additional security measures and sign a release acknowledging the Travel Warning.

This program is subject to suspension or modification at any time. These matters will be discussed in more detail during advising appointments and pre-departure orientation.

Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a CIEE application by the program's deadline

Languages: Arabic

Language Requirements: 

4 semesters (6 quarters) or the equivalent of college-level Modern Standard Arabic. (Note: The program requires a 3.3 GPA in Modern Standard Arabic.)


Homestays (2 meals/day)

Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $25,630

Billed by Northwestern: $20,550

Estimated additional costs: $5,080

  • Additional meals: $1,600
  • Airfare: $1,200
  • Local transportation: $600
  • Books & supplies: $250
  • Personal expenses: $1,200
  • Visa: $60
  • GeoBlue: $170

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