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Centrally located, Amman is the ideal place to unravel intriguing Middle Eastern and international issues like Arab-Israeli relations, regional conflicts, politics, international relations, environment, and more. Get a grasp of the region through studying and living in a cosmopolitan city that celebrates the history and modern life. Courses are taught in English by CIEE faculty at CIEE Amman and one course can be taken at PSUT. Immersive co-curricular activities are designed to increase intercultural understanding.

From Amman's maze-like downtown to the exotic souks, minarets, mosques, and coffeehouses you'll experience the Middle East firsthand in this unforgettable summer or semester Middle East Studies program. You can put your learning of Arabic on fast-forward in the heart of Amman through Advance Arabic language or intensive summer Arabic language programs.


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

CIEE 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.


Courses available in ECO, HIS, IRG, EVS, R S, literature, politics, and regional diplomacy. Internships, volunteering available. All take Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic and onsite placement exam. One course can be taken at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT).

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. Cost reflects homestay option.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay a $75 application, $19/wk overseas insurance, and a $600 affiliated studies registration fee to UT Austin. Students pay an application and program fee (tuition, housing) to CIEE. See the Provider website for details. Federal financial aid and scholarships apply for full-time summer (6 credits)/semester (12) enrollment.


- Spring
  • Program: January 21, 2024 to May 10, 2024
  • Instructional: January 21, 2024 to May 10, 2024
  • Priority Deadline: September 1, 2023
  • Final Deadline: October 14, 2023
- Summer Whole
  • Program: May 13, 2024 to July 8, 2024
  • Instructional: May 13, 2024 to July 8, 2024
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2024
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2024
- Fall
  • Program: August 25, 2024 to December 13, 2024
  • Instructional: August 25, 2024 to December 13, 2024
  • Priority Deadline: February 14, 2024
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Barbara Barstow

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Make an Appointment

Next Step

(1) View Explore Education Abroad 101 and Ready to Apply videos. (2) Review the provider website for program details, academic offers, costs, application requirements, and deadlines. (3) Apply to CIEE, list Barbara Barstow as program coordinator. (4) Apply to UT. See the Education Abroad How to Apply / Affiliate webpage for details.

Program information above is subject to change