Programs by Country: Jordan


AMMAN/LONDON: FIE

Amman, Jordan

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Spend your summer in London and Amman exploring the process of peace and the sensitive cultural and societal roots of conflict. Begin your learning journey in the U.K. and continue it in Jordan. A brief summary of the program is below - for complete details, visit the Study, Faculty and Experience pages to your left. Two weeks are spent in London followed by three in Amman.


AMMAN: AMIDEAST

Traditional | Amman, Jordan

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Students enrolled in AMIDEAST’s Education Abroad Program in Amman will have opportunities to study all of these fascinating topics and more in a program based at AMIDEAST’s facilities in Amman’s Sweifieh district. AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program courses in Amman are taught by a select group of Jordanian professors from a variety of institutions in and around Amman. These lecturers possess a strong instructional experience in English-speaking environments. All faculty members have received post-graduate degrees from North American or European universities, or have spent considerable time at English-medium institutions as students, faculty members, visiting faculty or visiting researchers


JORDAN: Arabic Language & The Arab Uprisings: Jordan and Beyond

Dialogue of Civilizations | Amman, Jordan

Faculty Leaders: Denis Sullivan (d.sullivan@neu.edu) and Muna Ibrahim

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Term: Summer 1

Courses:

  • INTL 4944 Dialogue of Civilizations (Middle East Studies), NU Core arts level 1
  • ARAB 1301/1302/2301/2302/3301, or 3302 Arabic Language Immersion

Description: 

The Jordan Dialogue provides students with intensive instruction in Arabic (Jordanian dialect), at CET Academic Programs and an in-depth overview of Jordanian and regional politics, history, culture, and society. Through formal and informal activities, students maintain an Arabic language pledge and engage with NU professors, plus guest lecturers, and Jordanians in dialogue and discussion of current events, culture, history, and bilateral (Jordan-US relations) as well as global issues. Will Jordan undergo its own "Arab Spring" (Uprising)? How has it been impacted by the Arab uprising in Syria, the continuing violence in Iraq, efforts at peace-making between Israel and Palestine? Guest lectures/topics include:

  • Jordanian history, politics and society (Bedouins, Tribes, Palestinians, Christians)
  • Jordan as regional peace-maker and military partner
  • Jordan-U.S. relations
  • Syria's crisis and the impact on Jordan - refugees, military preparations, economic dislocation
  • Women in Jordanian society