While the official application deadline for this program has passed, late applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please email Jon Hibbard (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about how to apply.
June 9 - July 26, 2019
(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)
This program allows students to complete two back to back sections of Arabic language and Arab culture in Amman, Jordan. The program offers students the opportunity to engage with a peer language assistant program consisting of recent graduates in Arabic language studies, as well as visits to sites such as Ajloun Castle, Jerash, the Dead Sea, and Petra/Wadi Rum.
Amman, the oldest and biggest city in the country, has a population of over 2 million. The Arabic used in Jordan, a Levantine dialect, is common among learners of Arabic across the United States and widely understood by all Arabs.
- Increase proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and learn Jordanian dialect.
- Experience Arab culture and environments first-hand.
- Travel to famous sites such as Ajloun Castle, Jerash, the Dead Sea, and Petra/Wadi Rum.
- Participate in various activities, such as local speaking partners, cooking lessons and film viewings and discussions.
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines. For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program director prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course.
UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.
- Students on this program will either take two back-to-back 200-level Arabic language courses for a total of 6 credit hours.
- AIS 101 and 102, or the approval of program director Dr. Ghadir Zannoun, are pre-requisites for the successful completion of this program.
- All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).
Housing & Meals
Students on this program will reside in shared apartments (typically two students per apartment). A welcome and farewell meal will be provided, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.