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  • Locations: Amman, Jordan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, 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
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Abby Hall Grubbs
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 4 classes/16 credits/semester Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 4 semesters of college-level Arabic
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Arts & Humanities, Arts and Media, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Science and Policy, Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Global Cultural Studies, History, International Comparative Studies, Literature, Political Science, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Social Sciences 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.

Amman, founded in 7000 B.C., the capital and largest city in Jordan, is situated in a rolling area of northwest Jordan, just twenty-five miles from the Dead Sea.

Seven surrounding hills, known as jabals, helped shaped the city.  Amman is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world having been home to a multitude of civilizations over the years - the Ammonites, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Nabateans and Romans, Byzantines and Umayyad Arabs.

Today Amman is a prospering modern metropolis filled with ancient ruins, art galleries, and museums.  It serves as a hub within the Middle East for commerce and trade.  With a tradition of welcoming refugees and immigrants from nearby countries, Amman is a multi-cultural and multi denominational city and one of the most liberal and westernized cities in the region.

The School in Jordan is based at the University of Jordan, Jordan’s oldest public 4-year institution of higher education, established in 1962. With a strong emphasis on research, and a rich background in liberal arts, the University of Jordan is an excellent host for students of all academic backgrounds.

This program is designed for students with proficiency in Arabic, who adhere to the Middlebury Language Pledge® while studying abroad. The Pledge shows a commitment to linguistic immersion and is the key to students' successful language development and cultural integration.