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Amman, Jordan

Arabic Language Immersion

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Winter 2017-2018

I) Summary

Location: Amman, Jordan

Dates: December 29, 2017 - January 26, 2018

Credits Offered: 3 CREDITS (CUNY tuition is not included in program fee)

Application Deadline: October 19, 2017 Deadline extended! We will accept new applications (pending space availability) until November 6, 2017.

Financial Aid: PELL, student loans

Scholarships: Chancellor's Global Scholarship

Program Fee: $1,475 (estimate) includes housing, housing utilities deposit, cultural excursions and international health and travel insurance. TUITION and AIRFARE are NOT included in the program fee. All students are responsible for arriving at their study abroad location by the first day of the program; this may mean flying the day before.

Payment Schedule: $350 application fee and deposit is due with the application. $1,125 (program fee balance; estimate) is due November 28, 2017. Payments must be made with certified check or money order. NO CASH, PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS.

Please note: If we cannot offer this program for security reasons, students will be reimbursed their deposits.

Students are responsible for meeting the payment deadline regardless of funding source, i.e. Macaulay Opportunities Fund, loans, or any other type of financial aid. Late fees will be applied to all delayed payments (see Education Abroad Application Instructions and Policies).

II) Program Description

Study in Jordan this January with Hunter College's Arabic Language program in Amman. Amman is a vibrant, diverse, and safe Arab capital. Our program is held at the Qasid Institute, a highly regarded Arabic language institute used by US government programs such as Fulbright and the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Students will live in gender-segregated apartments near the institute. Beginning students will study the equivalent of Hunter's Arabic 101 and be eligible to enroll in Hunter's Arabic 102 course in the Spring 2018 semester. Non-beginners will be placed in the appropriate class.

Language Courses

  • Beginning Arabic 1 - 3 CREDITS
  • Beginning Arabic 2 - 3 CREDITS
  • Intermediate Arabic 1 - 3 CREDITS
  • Intermediate Arabic 2 - 3 CREDITS
  • Advanced Arabic 1 - 3 CREDITS
  • Advanced Arabic 2 - 3 CREDITS

    Visits and Excursions

    In addition to classroom study, students will make 3 trips during their stay: a two-night trip to Wadi Rum and Petra and day trips to Ajloun Castle and the Dead Sea. Students will be in class 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. Each small class will have two instructors assigned to it. Students will also have access to Qasid Institute's general events such as singing and poetry night and guest lectures.

    III) Credits & Grades

    Credits & Grades: Students in this program may receive 3 credits. Students will only receive credits if their grade is "C" or better. Letter grades for this program will appear on the transcript, but will not count towards their Hunter GPA.

    Please note that regardless of what class you are placed in at Qasid, you will be eligible to receive credit for the next Hunter course in the sequence. For example: if you complete ARB 201 at Hunter before going to Jordan, no matter what class you are placed in there, you can receive credit for ARB 202 at Hunter (as long as you successfully complete the course in Jordan with a grade of C or better). Please note, however, that if you receive credits for 102, 202 or 302 for classes taken in Jordan, the next courses in the Arabic sequence won't be offered at Hunter until the following fall semester. The only way to continue with Arabic at Hunter in the spring semester right after our January in Jordan program, would be to receive elective credit for the course you take in Jordan then take 102, 202 or 302 at Hunter.

    IV) Estimated Costs of Attendance

    Tuition $855
    Program Fee $1,475
    Not included in Program Fee
    Airfare $1,100
    Meals $650
    Books $80
    Visa $60
    TOTAL US (estimate)

    V) Further Inquiries

    Academic Inquiries
    Faculty: Dr. Christopher Stone
    Dept. of Classical and Oriental Studies
    Office: 1303 Hunter West
    Phone: (212) 650-3138

    Administrative Inquiries
    Education Abroad Office, Room E1447
    Office Hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm Mon-Fri
    Phone: (212) 772-4983
    Fax: (212) 772-5005

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