Friendly. Welcoming. Diverse. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan cannot be captured in a few adjectives — it must be experienced to be understood. From the bustling capital city of Amman to the quiet desert sandscapes of Wadi Rum at night, Jordan offers a wide variety of adventures to be had. Jordan is a country full of beautiful vistas, savory pitas, and addictive coffee. With its close proximity to other historical sites and popular tourist attractions (Petra, anyone?!), you’ll love life when you study abroad in Jordan.
Where to Study Abroad in Jordan
From the inevitable lows of the Dead Sea to dipping your toes in the Gulf of Aqaba, here are the best places to study abroad in Jordan.
The capital and largest city, Amman, is the political, economic, and cultural hub of Jordan. From the Jordan Museum to the Roman ruins, you’ll get a good dose of history while you’re here. Having some prior Arabic language experience is helpful in Jordan, but Amman is a good city for acquiring such language skills.
Situated in the south between the continents of Asia and Africa, Aqaba is the only coastal city in Jordan. Tingle your tastebuds with Sayadiyah (rice, fish, and spices), visit the Aqaba Archaeological Museum, and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere as sea breezes kiss your face. The city shuts down between 2 and 6 p.m. for its siesta, so you can catch up on needed sleep from all of your exploring! Scuba divers will also love exploring its many coral communities.