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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



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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