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Amman: Language & Culture

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Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Location: Amman, Jordan


This program is designed for students who have an interest in Jordan and the Middle East. In addition to taking courses in a number of subjects – including Arabic language, anthropology, history, economics, literature, religion, archaeology, environment, political science, and the media – students can do volunteer work or an internship.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Read Internships and Service Learning for specific information about earning credit for internships.

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: English, Arabic

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students are required to take an Arabic language course during the program.


Homestays (2 meals/day included) or apartments (self-catered)

Program Costs: 

Fall 2016: $25,468

Billed by Northwestern: $20,370

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

Estimated additional costs: $5,098

  • Additional meals: $1,650
  • Airfare: $950
  • Local transportation: $150
  • Books & supplies: $250
  • Personal expenses: $1,750
  • Visa: $188
  • HTH: $160

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