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Jordan: Summer Intensive Arabic Language in Amman (CET)
Amman, Jordan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: AU- applicants only
Budget Sheets Summer
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Shared Apt. Language Pre-requisite: 2 semesters of Arabic (or equivalent)
Language of Instruction: Arabic Language Courses Offered: Yes
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU:
No Internship: No
Advisor: Kelly Jo Bahry Minimum GPA: 3
Class Level Required for Admission: Sophomore standing
Program Type:
Not Direct Enrollment
Program Description:

Is This Program Right For You?

Students interested in this program have their sights set on mastering Arabic in Amman. Language learning, language partners, local roommates and a language pledge ensure that each student returns home well versed in Arabic and its contexts. This program is for serious students with at least two terms of previous Arabic language study under their belt. Eight credits are earned on this program.


All students take the Arabic language course--Modern Standard Arabic. This course includes some instruction of Media Arabic. With this course and the Jordanian Dialect course, students complete one year of university-level Arabic language in eight weeks. 5 total credits, 84 total hours.

All students take the Arabic language course--Jordanian Dialect. This course targets the everyday language, essential for living in Jordan. With this course and the Modern Standard Arabic course, students complete one year of university-level Arabic language in eight weeks. 3 total credits, 56 total hours.

*Students are required to take both classes during the summer*  Syllabi can be found here.

Course Equivalency: Click here to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed.

Language Class Placement

Arabic language class placement is determined by:

  *The results of a written placement exam taken upon arrival in Amman

  *The results of an interview conducted on site.

  *The student's transcripts.

  *The student's Arabic language ability as demonstrated in the Arabic language application essay.

Adjustments to placements are made during the first week of classes.  The CET staff is an incredible resource for your learning.

Student Life

Each CET student is partnered with an Arabic language partner from the University of Jordan. Language partners--part tutors, part friends--meet weekly with CET students. They help with homework, review tricky lessons and run through language exercises.


CET Jordan students reside in apartments in Amman. Each CET student will share an apartment with one Jordanian student. These students are selected by CET for their enthusiasm and commitment to the Arabic-only language pledge. Many students and roommates become fast friends

For meals, some students cook for themselves. Others explore Amman's many inexpensive restaurants and eateries.

Academic Excursions

To get things started, the program arranges excursions for students, language partners and roommates. Students might:

  *Visit Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world, boasting an unbroken chain of human occupation for more than six millenia.

  *Tour Amman, Jordan's capital, with its Umayyad Palace and Temple of Hercules ruins.

  *Explore Umm Qais, a windswept village with outstanding views of the Golan Heights and Sea of Galilee.

Students might:

  *Take in spectacular Petra and marvel at the city carved into sheer rock face by the Nabataeans.

  *Float in the Dead Sea, whose shoreline--at 400m below sea level--marks the lowest point on Earth.

  *Bask in the sandy beaches of Aqaba, Jordan's window to the Red Sea.

     *Camp in Wadi Rum, one of the most spectacular deserts in the Middle East full of canyons, rock bridges and hidden springs.

Visa Matters

US citizens can pay for a visa on arrival at most international ports of entry (such as the airport) for a fee of about $30.  

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2014 02/26/2014
Varies by program 06/01/2014 07/26/2014

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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