Study Abroad Course Offered in Middle East

CIEE: Jordan Middle East Studies

America and the Arabs

MES 380 (3 Credits; Undergraduate)

May 17 - June 14, 2021 

Location: Amman, Jordan

Spend four weeks in Amman, Jordan and gain insights into the history and culture of this complex region and its relationship with the US by studying America and the Arabs.  This program is designed to help students learn about the history, culture, and politics of Jordan and the Middle East with content courses taught in English.  From an archaeological survey of Jordan to an exploration of the Palestinian conflict, students will come away with a rich understanding of the region.
Students can also opt to learn colloquial Jordanian Arabic, making it easier to connect with the people of Jordan and learn about their way of life.  In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city's rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offerings.

For IR students, this course can apply towards either the Middle East/North Africa regional concentration or the International Security and Diplomacy concentration.

Apply by February 10, 2021

Dates are tentative and subject to change.

For more information, contact Stephanie Ramin at or visit