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  • Locations: Amman, Jordan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Arabic, English
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay, Hostel, Hotel Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Carolyn Covalt
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 16 credits/semester Click here for a definition of this term Additional Program Prerequisites: None
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cultural Anthropology, History, International Comparative Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology
Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:

Please note that the Duke Study  Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see http://globaled.duke.edu/finances/study-abroad-fee.

Examine crucial issues in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a moderate Arab state coming to terms with political responsibility, social change, and the effects of regional conflict. Jordan has made enormous strides recently in health care, literacy, and democratic and economic reform. However, it remains challenged by a lack of natural resources, environmental concerns, economic and social issues, and the impact of Palestinian immigrants and refugees, who now make up more than half of the nation's population. More recently, Iraqi refugees have been pouring into the country and changing the demographic and physical landscapes of the capital.

Based in the capital city of Amman, students conduct academic fieldwork within Jordan. A one-week visit to Egypt, conditions permitting, offers students additional regional insights.