June 9 - August 8, 2019
(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)
As part of the Project Go program, the University of Kentucky and its Arabic Language Program will provide overseas second year Arabic language instruction in Amman, Jordan for ROTC cadets from across the nation. The program will consist of 160 contact hours over the course of 8 weeks of instruction, with the goal of helping each student reach ILR 1 proficiency level.
The summer program in Amman will be organized in cooperation with the Qasid Arabic Institute. Students will be taught by a UK faculty member on-site, with support of Qasid instructors.
- Take guided excursions to sites such as Ajloun, the Dead Sea/Madaba, Jerash, and Wadi Rum/Petra.
- Learn MSA, Jordanian Ammiya, and hold one-on-one conversations with conversational speaking partners.
- Enjoy some additional activities such as cooking or calligraphy lessons, film screenings, etc.
This program is open to undergraduate or graduate students who are ROTC cadets (either from UK or other colleges/universities). Participants must have completed the equivalent of two semesters of Arabic.
For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions or UK Graduate School 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.
For More Info, contact:
Megan Bowles, Project Go Staff Coordinator at the University of Kentucky, firstname.lastname@example.org
. Megan will be the primary contact for Project Go participants prior to departing for Jordan.
Dr. Ghadir Zannoun, Project Go Academic Director and on-site professor and coordinator, email@example.com
Mr. Jon Hibbard, EA Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 will enroll in AIS 201: Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic (3 credit hours) and AIS 202: Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic (3 credit hours).
- While graduate students may participate, graduate students may only enroll in this 200-level coursework, and graduate credit will not be available.
- All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour), but graduate students will not be required to complete EAP 599-related coursework. Graduate students may opt out of EAP 599 altogether if they wish, however, graduate students who opt out of the course altogether will have to pay tuition for the above listed course(s).
Housing & Meals
Students will reside in shared accommodations for the duration of the program. All meals will be provided (either directly by Qasid, or via a meal stipend) as part of this program.
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.
This program runs in collaboration with the University of Kentucky and the Qasid Arabic Institute. Students will complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and supplemental materials with Qasid. The supplemental application materials are for administrative purposes and will be provided to all accepted students AFTER the UK application deadline.