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A Guide to Studying Abroad in Amman

Study abroad in Amman, the perfect introduction to the Middle East. An important player in global history, a lively culture, and a fascinating language makes Amman an exciting study abroad destination. Amman provides a window into the Middle Eastern culture, history, and politics alongside a more open and relaxed attitude, with contemporary art galleries and bars. Use weekends to dive in the Red Sea, float in the Dead Sea, recreate your favorite scenes for Raiders of the Lost Ark, or explore lost cities. Yes, there’s this and more awaiting study abroad students in Amman. Let’s go deeper, shall we?

Student Life in Amman

Life in Amman is the perfect introduction to the Middle East with souks and Arabian coffee shops alongside contemporary art galleries and jazz and film festivals. There is always an event happening in Amman. Enjoy weekends visiting the citadel and museums to provide a better insight into the long history of the region and the issues impacting the region today. Explore the unique flavors of Amman's districts such as Rainbow Street (cafes, bars and lots of color) and El-Weibdeh (a historic district which has undergone rejuvenation). 

Use your study abroad program in Amman to not only sample the amazing food available, but learning how to cook some of the mouth-watering dishes to surprise family and friends with back home! Remember: Mealtimes in Amman are taken seriously and should never be rushed. Prepare to become addicted to falafel.

Amman’s central location is the perfect base to explore more of the many historical sights spread throughout Jordan and the surrounding region. Jordan has five UNESCO world heritage sites spread around the country. When you’re not studying in Amman, you should be discovering these unique places for yourself.

GoAbroad Insider Tips

Weather. Amman experiences a variety of climates — including snow in the winter (for real!) — so be sure to research average temperatures for the season of your study abroad program and pack accordingly.

Conservative dress. Amman’s dress code is more relaxed and open compared to most of the Middle East, but don’t forget to still ensure your outfits are conservative. For example: jeans and loose tops, longer skirts, nothing too tight. If you head out into the countryside, the dress code becomes more conservative — so pack your bags accordingly.

Weekends. Don’t forget weekends are Friday and Saturday in Jordan and fellow Middle Eastern countries. You’ll get used to having classes on Sundays eventually (we promise). 

It’s never tabbouleh-te to sign up to study abroad in Amman. Adventure awaits from its seven hills to its multiple coasts and within every piece of sand in between. Studying in Amman has never been so important, accessible, and fun — get after it!

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