Study Abroad in Jordan

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Jordan

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.

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FIE’s Conflict and the Struggle for Peace

Explorations in Ireland and the Middle East summer program offers students the opportunity to spend their summer immersed in two cultures with a unique outlook on peace and conflict resolution. Those with an interest in international relations, policy and diplomacy, and conflict studies will find this five-week program packed from beginning to end. Start your first course in Dublin (with an inc...


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Study Abroad in Jordan with ISA

Experience Arab culture while studying abroad in Amman, Jordan through International Studies Abroad. Being one of the oldest continually inhabitted cities and countries in the world, Jordan is sure to provide students endless educational opportunities and adventure. ISA has programs at either Al-Ahliyya Amman University or Princess Sumaya University of Technology. Students can take courses in a...

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Study Abroad in Jordan with CIEE

Thinking about studying in jordan? The Council on International Educational Exchange provides students with a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on building language proficiency in Arabic. This study abroad in Jordan program suports students interested in gaining a better understanding of the important local issues and events. Explore Jordan through excursions to exciting historical spots su...


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Study Abroad in Jordan with SIT Study Abroad

SIT Study Abroad offers several programs in Jordan. Study the impact of conflicts on health or Arabic, democracy, and the environment on a semester program. Study Arabic or innovative approaches to water shortage problems on a summer program. Or study health or human rights on a comparative program that visits Jordan and three other countries.


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Middlebury College in Jordan

Join Middlebury College in Amman for a cross-cultural study abroad experience. Students who have completed 2nd year Arabic and meet minimum grade requirements can enroll in this program, based at the University of Jordan. Participants will immerse in the local culture and language through daily conversations, and living with either a local host family or in a dorm with Jordanian students.


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AMIDEAST provides international students with three study abroad programs located in Amman, Jordan. Participants can choose from two summer study programs, one of which includes courses in London, England, or participate in a semester program on Area and Arabic Language Studies. Participation is restricted to students from the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Australia.


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The Gilman International Scholarship Program & Boren Awards

The Gilman International Scholarship Program and Boren Awards Program offer American students with limited funding options the chance to study abroad in Jordan, by providing financial support. All applicants must be in good academic standing. Boren Award recipients usually stay in the nation for a longer period, and Gilman recipients are normally those who are underrepresented in more study abr...


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Languages Abroad

Discover Jordanian culture by taking courses with Languages Abroad. Located in the city of Amman, participants may choose to partake in the Standard Course, which provides 20 group lessons on Arabic every week, or the Private Course, offering 10 to 20 private lessons weekly. Classes are conducted from Sunday to Thursday.


Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates: Jordan

Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability through the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program. Through a partnership between the organization and The Columbia Global Centers, the SEE-U Jordan program provides students with a unique opport...


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Field Work with Syrian Refugees in Jordan

This class will look at the Syrian tragedy from a critical perspective of experiments in conflict resolution interventions from their pre-war stage inside Syria to their current mid-war period. Students will learn about the challenges facing Syrian refugees, meet with activists and humanitarian workers, and learn from organizations attempting to address these challenges and mitigate the disastr...