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Program Description:
AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Jordan
AMIDEAST JordanAmman, capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, is an ancient city facing distinctly modern challenges. Over its history, Amman has expanded from a sleepy town to a bustling, modern metropolis and home to a government that acts as a key Middle Eastern ally to the United States. Students may find no better place to study pressing Middle Eastern issues and Arabic than in the modern and culturally diverse city of Amman.

Program Details                
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • SU required course load: 12-19 credits for undergraduate students
  • No language prerequisite
Program Calendar
Fall: late August to mid-December
Spring: mid-January to early May

Students enroll in 14-17 credits in this language intensive program. There are two required Arabic courses, one in Modern Standard Arabic, and one in a Jordanian dialect. You will then choose two to three elective courses in Middle Eastern studies, religion, gender studies, and political science, among other disciplines. The program includes excursions to urban and rural settings. The small, intimate nature of the program allows for an individualized structure and customization. Grades from AMIDEAST will be posted to your academic record and factored into your overall GPA at SU. 

For a list of courses pre-approved for SU credit, please click on the "Courses Offered" link at the top of this page. There is no guarantee courses on the list will be offered during your semester abroad, so please refer to the World Partner website for the most up-to-date course offerings. If you want to take a course that is not already approved, Syracuse Abroad will assist in obtaining approval from the appropriate SU academic department.

You can choose a homestay or apartments with other program participants.

Program Cost
You will pay SU tuition and can apply all SU financial aid except work-study. A program fee ($3,250 for Spring 2015) which you pay to SU includes room and board with a local homestay, International Student ID card and services not covered by tuition and for which a separate fee is not charged.  There are additional fees from AMIDEAST if you choose to live in an apartment. 

For the program fee and further explanation of estimated costs, please see the financial planning budgets here:
Amideast Jordan Budget 2017-2018.pdf.

Cara Hardy, Counselor,

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Applying to this program requires completion of both the Syracuse Abroad and AMIDEAST applications.

Syracuse Abroad

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/01/2018 08/01/2018
NOTE: Dates are tentative and subject to change.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.