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CET Jordan: Intensive Language

Amman, Jordan

Amman, Jordan

Program sponsor: CET Academic Programs

Roman temple ruins in Amman with city view, Jordan
Roman temple ruins in Amman with city view, Jordan

The CET Jordan: Intensive Language program offers students the opportunity to complete one year of material in a semester by taking a full load of Arabic language classes, meeting with an Arabic language partner, attending language activities, and upholding a full-time language pledge. In addition, students choose two content-based electives taught in Arabic that focus on the history, politics, and culture of the Arab World.

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Program Requirements


Open to students from all majors meeting Northwestern's minimum application requirements.


1 year (3 quarters) of college-level Arabic or the equivalent


  1. Apply for permission to study abroad
    All students are required to apply for permission to study abroad. Learn more about the process, deadlines, and access the application on the apply to study abroad page.
  2. Apply for your study abroad program
    All aaffiliated programs and all Northwestern exchange programs require an additional external program application. Please check the program’s website for more details and deadlines.

Program Contacts

Estimated Credit

4 to 6 Northwestern units. Visit Registration & Credit to learn more about credit types and requirements, registration, and other considerations.


Students share off-campus apartments with local roommates and other CET students, providing not just a place to live, but an extension of the Arabic language classroom and a daily opportunity for cultural exchange. No meals are included, however, many supermarkets, cafés, and restaurants are within walking distance as is the University of Jordan. 

Program Cost

Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.

Fall 2019: $24,335

Estimated Additional Costs
  • Housing: $4,000
  • Meals: $1,300
  • Airfare: $845
  • Personal expenses: $1,000

Total: $7,145

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Financial aid is based on the total cost of the program, including all expenses outlined above.
  • Visit the CET website for information about their available scholarships. 
  • Students are also encouraged to apply for other study abroad scholarships.

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