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The CIEE Study Center is located opposite the main gate of the University of Jordan and offers students a wide range of support, library, and advising services. CIEE has an additional office in the University of Jordan's Language Center. CIEE students have access to all major campus facilities, including the library and campus computer labs. Classes are held throughout the University Campus.

There are 3 programs UR students may choose from with a wide variety of disciplines on offer.

(1) Semester Advanced Arabic Language (2) Semester Middle Eastern Studies (3) Summer Arabic Language


Area(s) of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Communication Studies
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Arabic
  • Cultural Studies
  • Humanities
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Art History
  • Economics
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Religious Studies
  • Communication
  • Government
  • Liberal Arts

Sponsored by CIEE - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

The CIEE Study Center at the University of Jordan in Amman offers students a series of specially designed area studies courses. Area studies courses provide an overview of issues relevant to Jordan and the broader Middle East region.


All courses are taught by faculty members from the University of Jordan, unless otherwise indicated. Students can choose from two tracks for semester: Advanced Arabic or Middle East Studies. The Arabic Language program is the only approved summer program.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Arabic


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes


ARABIC LANGUAGE PROGRAM: Students are housed in Arabic-speaking homestays. MIDDLE EAST STUDIES (SEMESTER) AND SUMMER PROGRAMS: Students have the option of living with a Jordanian host family or in an apartment with other CIEE program participants.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Program costs may vary depending on track. For up to date comprehensive fee breakdowns and estimated additional costs, go to the CIEE website. CIEE offers needs-based and merit scholarships.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 25, 2021 to May 15, 2021
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2020
- Summer Whole
  • May 31, 2020 to July 24, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 23, 2020
- Fall
  • August 30, 2020 to December 18, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Exchange Partner Information

Next Step

1) Attend an Explore regional session. Dates and locations listed on website. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend a Ready to Apply group advising session with Colby Seay. Dates and times given at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change