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*WCU Summer in Jordan: Arabic Language, History, and Culture in Amman
Amman, Jordan (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Language of Instruction: Arabic, English Area of Study: Arabic, Cultural Studies, History, Language Studies
Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Faculty/Staff Director: Elizabeth Urban, Mahmoud Amer College: Arts & Humanities
Program Description:
Program Description:
This program, co-led by Dr. Mahmoud Amer and Dr. Elizabeth Urban, will offer students the unique opportunity to study the rich history, culture, and language of the country of Jordan. Students may elect to take Arabic language courses, a history course, or a combination of both on this summer program.

Amman, Jordan
Students in this program will be housed at Modern Language Center, the oldest institution of language training in Jordan. The fees for the program include the cost of meals (three per day), lodging, and tuition.
Arabic will be the primary language of instruction for students who are seeking credits for Arabic language. English will be the language of instruction for those students seeking HIS credit.
Students will earn up to 6 credits of Arabic in this program, or a combination of 3 credits in History as well as 3 credits in Arabic. For students seeking to earn ARB language credits, placement will be done at the start of the program to determine the appropriate level.
The following courses credits can be obtained with this program
ARB101 + 102
ARB102 + 201
ARB201 + 202
ARB202 + 301
ARB301 + 302
HIS460 + any course in ARB
Description of HIS 460 (3 credits): A fully supervised learning experience designed to expose students to the culture and history of Jordan. Students will read a textbook on modern Jordan and a novel written by a Jordanian author, and they will thoughtfully reflect on their daily experiences living in Amman and visiting its surrounding areas.
During this program, students will visit a few World Heritage Sites®, including Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash, and Ajloun Castle, as well as the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea.
All participants will pay a program fee of $2,215 which includes all housing accommodations, instructional and administrative fees, all program excursions, in-country ground transportation, and three meals per day. In addition, all students will be billed the non-refundable $100 Study Abroad Application fee upon applying to the program and will be required to purchase the mandatory WCU international insurance prior to departure.

Not included in the costs listed above are the round-trip airfare to Amman, Jordan, passport costs, and personal/miscellaneous spending.

Please note that these amounts are estimates and subject to change. Please contact the Program Director listed below to confirm the amount.
Students are encouraged to contact Mr. Dana Parker in the WCU Financial Aid office to learn about financial aid available for this program. Students are also encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships and grants available on the Center for International Programs website as well as these program/subject-specific scholarships:
Department of Languages and Cultures Study Abroad Awards
  • Mary-Ann Reiss Foreign Studies Award
  • Alfred D. Roberts Language Scholarship
  • Celia Esplugas Foreign Study Award
  • Alexander Von Humboldt Scholarship
History Department Scholarships
  • Robert E. Drayer Awards
Dr. Mahmoud Amer, Chairperson,
Department of Languages and Cultures (
Dr. Elizabeth Urban,
Department of History, (

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This program is currently not accepting applications.