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Amman: Middle East Studies

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Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Location: Amman, Jordan


Offers a series of specially designed area-studies courses in economics, history, international relations, environment, literature, politics, regional diplomacy, and religion. Area studies courses provide an overview of issues relevant to Jordan and the broader Middle East region. One of these courses can be an internship at a local government agency, ministry, international organization, or business. Although there is no language prerequisite, all students are required to take both Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic while in Amman.

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: 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 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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