Put your learning of Arabic on fast-forward in the heart of Amman's traditional Eastern district. In a city where spectacular Roman ruins share the landscape with Westernized districts dotted with cafes and galleries, you'll build on coursework by conversing in homes, workplaces, and among new friends, increasing your understanding of Jordanian society day by day. From the maze-like downtown to the many exotic souks, minarets, mosques, and coffeehouses, you'll get a complete Middle Eastern experience in this unforgettable summer.
TRAVEL TO PETRA
and Wadi Rum, world-famous archaeological and cultural treasures.
STEP BACK CENTURIES
with a visit to awesome sites like the Roman Theatre.
LEARN TO PREPARE
tasty Middle Eastern dishes like 'Magloubeh' and other local specialties.
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Through CIEE, Ohio State students interested in developing a solid foundation in Arabic will spend eight weeks studying Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Jordanian in an immersion environment.
Amman has a history that reaches back at least 5,000 years. It is a very accessible, cosmopolitan city with numerous museums, art galleries, theaters and cinemas. With its reputation for security and hospitality, Amman is home to inhabitants from all over the Middle East.
Participants live with other CIEE students in local apartments.
All students take modern standard Arabic and Jordanian colloquial Arabic. Students with no background in Arabic are automatically enrolled in Beginning 1. All other students are assigned based on the results of a placement exam taken upon arrival. See CIEE for course listings and descriptions. All returning students will take a language placement exam through the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures to verify the appropriate language credits.
Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
Be approved via the credit evaluation process (non-language courses only); students are strongly encouraged to do this priorto submitting their applications.
Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
Completion of the credit evaluation process does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students are encouraged to have multiple back-up courses approved. Students who cancel their participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy.
Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797. Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher, must not have completed Arabic 4106 or higher, and must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.
Applicants are required to submit TWO applications:
1. OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
2. CIEE application.
IMPORTANT: Both applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Students will pay the CIEE program fee and the GeoBlue international insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on a university-approved, third-party provider or direct enroll program is in effect until June 30, 2021. The CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, tuition, housing, local transportation stipend, orientation, cultural activities, a field trip, host institution identity card, comprehensive student handbook, pre-departure advising and a CIEE iNext travel card.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
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U.S. Department of State information:
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued a Travel Warning for Jordan - https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/jordan-travel-warning.html
Per university protocol, this program has been reviewed by the International Travel Policy Committee (ITPC) and received approval to continue as an Ohio State approved program.
As part of the admission process for the program all students will be required to complete and sign an Individual Student Participating in an ITPC Program Petition.
Details that factored into the ITPC approval include:
The current Travel Warning does not contain specific language advising to defer travel or depart the country.
The CIEE program center is located in Amman, an area that is not specifically cited as restricted.
The CIEE program has established protocol for student travel outside of Amman, including restrictions on travel to areas mentioned in the current warning
The CIEE program has an in-country staff with established emergency protocols, evacuation plans and academic continuity plans
All students are required to live in CIEE assigned housing and are provided local mobile phones for emergency messaging capabilities.
Ohio State students completing the ITPC petition for travel to the program must adhere to the following stipulations:
Follow all CIEE program protocols and requirements, including travel restrictions
Current restriction of ravel to areas south of Amman (including Petra and Wadi Rum)
Document their in-country address and CIEE mobile contact information with the Ohio State international risk manager after arrival
Report any non-program travel excursions outside of Amman to CIEE as required and Ohio State international risk manager
The ITPC approval and stipulations of travel will be reviewed upon the issuance of an updated travel warning or other security information. Changes to the approval, including cancellation, and adjustments to the outlined stipulations can be made at any time, including during the time students are abroad on the program. Any questions about the ITPC approval can be addressed to the OIA Program Coordinator or the international risk manager (Dru Simmons - firstname.lastname@example.org).
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
NOTE: These dates are tentative and include estimated travel dates. Please refer to provider acceptance materials for finalized dates and travel instructions.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.