This Study Abroad Program in Jordan is offered through the International Education Program at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona.
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PROGRAM NOT OFFERED IN SUMMER 2012
This program offers participants a unique opportunity to experience the rich and diverse culture and history of Jordan. Participants can learn the Arabic language as they practice it in real life situations; explore archaeology as they visit several ancient sites; and develop their critical writing skills in English as they reflect on their life experiences abroad.
Included in the program are educational field trips to historical sites such as Petra; the Citadel Hill (Rabbath Ammon); Mount Nebo; Madaba Mosaic Map; the Dead Sea; the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ; Greco-Roman cities, Jerash (Gerasa) and Um Qays (Gadara); Medieval Islamic and Crusader castles, Ajloun and Kerak; and to modern parts of Amman, including Downtown, Abdoun, and King Abdullah I Mosque.
For a map of Jordan, click here.
Based in Amman, the capital city, this program provides firsthand experience of the dynamic social and cultural changes in a very vital part of the Middle East. Sharing borders with Iraq, Israel, the West Bank, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, Jordan is a regional hub for education, technology, communication, tourism, and investment. Jordan is recognized for its political stability and economic growth.
This program will offer MCC students and faculty the opportunity to experience life in another cultural, political, environmental, and linguistic setting. Such an experience is invaluable for those learning to become active citizens in a global society. Each of the three courses proposed offers educational opportunities that are not obtainable on campus in Arizona (or elsewhere in the USA):
tuition (6 credits)/ registration fees
Gift certificates can be purchased to pay for program fees and/ or tuition. For more information, click here.
There are three (3) different scholarships available for study abroad programs: Merit-Based Scholarship, Need-Based Scholarship, Maricopa Scholarship Grant.
For financial aid inquiries, click here.
The Approximate Cost above includes transportation from Queen Alia International Airport to Arena Hotel on June 2, 2011*, and transportation from Arena Hotel to Queen Alia International Airport on June 30, 2011*; and it includes transportation for all the scheduled field trips.
students will be sharing one room. Students will be staying in Amman at
Arena Hotel (for 27 nights), where instruction will also take place.
(They will spend one night at Edom Hotel
in Petra). Rooms are equipped with
individually controlled air and heating units, private bathrooms and
showers, color satellite TV, and direct dial telephones (for a fee). Arena Hotel offers a gym with modern exercise equipment and an indoor swimming pool.
Students will be served buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the two hotels and all the sites on the field trips -- all meals included.
(*Dates are subject to change.)
Four-week Summer Session 2011*:
(*Dates are subject to change.)
International Education Office, check out the 2011 schedule (below). All sessions will be held in the Yaqui Room in the Kirk Student Center at the Southern & Dobson campus. For a campus map, click here.
[All sessions have been completed for this year.]
Dr. Lutfi Hussein
Director, Jordan Study Abroad Program