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

Amman, Jordan

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  • Summer 1 Semester - May 15 - June 17, 2015 (dates subject to change)

Application Deadline

  • Summer 1 Semester - Priority deadline is November 15th, 2014

Final deadline for Dialogue of Civilization programs is February 1st. Program accepting applications until filled and is subject to close at any time.


Faculty Leaders: Denis Sullivan ( and Muna Ibrahim

Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (

Term: Summer 1


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


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


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

Host University

CET Academic Programs

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA 
  • Preference will be given to students who have studied Arabic for at least one semester.
  • All applicants will be interviewed by Profs. Denis Sullivan and/or Muna Bruce

Application Procedure

    • Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website and myNEU)
    • $500 non-refundable program deposit paid through NUPay.* Be sure to select the appropriate summer term.**
    • One copy of passport ID page – to be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
    • 2-3 page essay answering the following questions (copy and pasted into online application):
    1. What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
    2. How will the program further your academic and career goals?
    3. What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
    4. What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?

    *If you are not accepted into your Dialogue program, the $500 deposit will be credited to your student account.

    **Applications are not considered complete until deposit is received. This deposit will be applied to the full cost of the program.

    **Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)

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Tuition: $10,634

DOC Fee: $ 2,750

Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International Security and Emergency Support, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.

Project Go Students:  Please contact Daisy Biddle for more information (


Students live in the Jubeiha neighborhood of Amman, within walking distance of many shops, restaurants, cafes and the University of Jordan. Students are housed in fully furnished apartments, and provided with local cell phones, internet access, and a weekly meal stipend. Group meals are also provided on occasion. On weekend excursions, students camp and /or stay in hotels.


  • Amman
  • Visits to the Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Jerash, Ajloun, and Bedouin Villages will also be included