AMMAN/LONDON: FIE

Amman, Jordan

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Dates

  • Summer 2 Semester - Mid June - Late July

Application Deadline

  • Summer 2 Semester - Early March

Description

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.

Courses

Students take 2 courses; one in London and one in Amman.

  • The Life Cycle of Peace and Conflict: Lessons Learned in Northern Ireland
  • Conflict Resolution and Management: Beyond The Arab-Israeli Conflict

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Host University

FIE: Foundation for International Education is a not-for-profit international educational organization. Their mission is to provide high quality educational experiences to the global community. In pursuit of these goals, FIE is committed to the development of creative learning environments wherein an understanding of, and appreciation for, the privileges and responsibilities of international citizenship is fostered. This commitment is driven by the belief that interaction between people of diverse cultures is the base upon which empathy among nations is built. As an educational organization, FIE is dedicated to active engagement with, and awareness of, their environmental impacts and responsibilities. FIE is committed to fostering a sustainable future by implementing initiatives to encourage practices such as ethical consumption, fair trade and education of those within our community. They will continually research methods of improving upon current practices, policies and procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

Upper-level undergraduate standing. Recommended, but not required: An introductory course on international relations, conflict theories or Middle East politics. 3.0 GPA

Application Procedure

    • Online OISP application
    • FIE Administration Form
    • Official Transcript
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
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Cost

Summer 2 2013: $9,930

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($9,830), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Accommodations

In London, students live in student residences in South Kensington, Dormitory or flat-style living. Students can walk to FIE's study center; the location is close to Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, museums and shops. Residences have shared kitchens. In Amman, the accommodations are easy walking distance to restaurants and shops. Breakfast is included in Amman and lunch included on class days, Modern hotel in Amman.

Destination

In London, visits to Parliament and roundtable discussions with prominent politicians involved in the Northern Ireland peace process contextualize your class lectures. A film series for this class will focus on interpretations of Northern Ireland and its history.

A walking tour of the local Kensington area and a city bus tour of London will show you the ins and outs of this dynamic city. Take in a theater show and mingle at a welcome dinner.

In Amman, you'll see the historical and contemporary sides of Amman on a city tour. You'll travel to Northern Jordan to the ancient city of Jerash, settled more than 6,500 years ago, and to Aljoun Castle, a stunning example of Islamic architecture.

Experience Biblical Jordan on an excursion to Madaba, an historic ecclesiastical center; Mount Nebo, where on a clear day the distant hills of Jerusalem are visible; Bethany beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist; an archaeological site by the Jordan River; and the Dead Sea.

The stark and beautiful landscape of Wadi Rum begins your excursion to the South of Jordan. You will then explore the archaeological wonders of Petra.