Arizona in Jordan

Program Facts

Program Type: UA Faculty-led

Credit Type:

Level of Study: Graduate , Undergraduate

GPA: 2.5

Class Eligibility: Graduate , Junior , Senior , Sophomore

Language of Instruction: Arabic , English

Program Open To: UA and Non-UA Students

Explore Arizona in Jordan

*This program is not running summer 2023.*

Please email Julie Ellison-Speight at for more information.

The Arizona in Jordan program is an eight-week summer program based in the Jordanian capital of Amman, a Middle Eastern metropolis bustling with cafés, restaurants, shops, and nightlife. Amman is a hub of Arab life and along with its cosmopolitan atmosphere it makes for an ideal location to experience Arabic-language and Middle Eastern studies immersion. 


(Please note: the application link below is for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies program run in collaboration with the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies. This application link is not for the UA Arabic Flagship program).

For additional information about this study abroad opportunity, please email Julie Ellison-Speight at 

The Arizona in Jordan program is based in the city of Amman, Jordan's capital and largest city. It is a quintessential Middle Eastern city, bustling with cafes, shops, restaurants, and nightlife.  Students participate in several academic excursions to sites such as the Nabatean ruins of Petra, the Bedouin desert valley of Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and the cities of al-Salt and Aqaba. There will also be outings to important historical sites Jerash and Umm Qais, as well as visits to ecological reserves such as Shahrhabil bin Hassneh EcoPark.

Center for Middle Eastern Studies Arizona in Jordan program page:

Center for Middle Eastern Studies: School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies:

Arizona in Jordan student video:

Courses Offered: 

ARB 405 Advanced Arabic I (5 units)

ARB 406 Advanced Arabic II (5 units)

ARB 407 Fourth Year Arabic I (3 units)

ARB 408 Fourth Year Arabic II (3 units)

Term: Summer
Application Deadline: March 25
Start Date: mid-June
End Date: mid-August

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