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Amman: 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


Read Credit Enrollment requirements for information about maintaining a full-time course load while abroad

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

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

Languages: Arabic

Language Requirements: 

5 semesters (7 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 2016: $24,618

Billed by Northwestern: $20,370

  • Tuition: $14,812
  • Housing: $2,820
  • CIEE insurance: $118
  • SAAF: $2,620

Estimated additional costs: $4,248

  • Additional meals: $800
  • Airfare: $950
  • Local transportation: $150
  • Books & supplies: $250
  • Personal expenses: $1,750
  • Visa: $188
  • HTH: $160

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