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ACM Jordan: Middle East & Arabic Language Studies
Amman, Jordan (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||Luther applicants only|
|Lang. of Instruction:||Arabic, English||Class Standing:||2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior|
|Housing:||Homestay||Program Type:||Off-Campus Study|
|Areas of Study:||Arabic, Arabic Language & Literature, Art, Gender Studies, History, International Relations, Peace & Conflict Studies, Political Science, Politics, Studio Art|
Learn firsthand about the important issues facing the Middle East by living and studying in the bustling, multicultural metropolis of Amman, Jordan. The ACM Jordan: Middle East & Arabic Language Studies program offers academic breadth and experiential depth to help you develop a deep understanding of the area’s language, culture, history, politics, religion, arts, and social issues.
In Jordan, at the heart of the Middle East, you’ll closely study and observe the challenges faced by the people and nations of this important region — ongoing tensions and conflicts, lack of natural resources, increasing environmental concerns, the need for economic development, and struggles over the pace and direction of social and political change.
On program field trips, you'll go to Roman, Islamic, and Biblical sites. Living with a Jordanian family in a homestay, interacting with Jordanian students, and opportunities to volunteer in the community will give you unique insight into Middle Eastern history and modern life.
ACM’s partner in Jordan is AMIDEAST, a leading American non-profit organization with 60 years of experience in international education, training, and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Arabic Language: Two courses are required, one in Modern Standard Arabic and the other in colloquial Jordanian Arabic at a level suited to your proficiency.
- Elective Courses: Choose two electives from among AMIDEAST’s wide range of courses in Middle Eastern and Jordanian society, politics and history, international relations, religion, culture and the arts, and contemporary issues.
- Independent Study Project or Community-Based Learning Course: Explore a topic in your area of interest through an academic project involving interviews, field observation, or work with a community-based organization.
Note: Only students enrolled at one of the 14 ACM colleges are eligible for this program.
Learn more at ACM.edu/Jordan.
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