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Arabic Language in Amman, Jordan




Amman, Jordan


December 28 2013 - January 25 2014

Credits Offered

3 or 4 CREDITS (CUNY tuition is not included in program fee)

Application Deadline

Students applying for STOCS - October 8

Other applicants - October 18

Financial Aid

PELL, STOCS, student loans, Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

Program Fee

$ 1,070 (estimate) includes housing, some meals, excursions, cultural events, international health insurance. Airfare not included.

Payment Schedule

$ 350 due with application. $ 720 due November 25. All payments by certified checks or money orders (no cash, personal checks, or credit cards).


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 2014 semester. Non-beginners will be placed in the appropriate class.



Language Courses
Beginning Arabic 1 - 4 CREDITS

Beginning Arabic 2 - 4 CREDITS

Intermediate Arabic 1 - 3 CREDITS

Intermediate Arabic 2 - 3 CREDITS

Advanced Arabic 1 - 3 CREDITS

Advanced Arabic 2 - 3 CREDITS


Credits & Grades

Students in this program may receive 3 or 4 credits. Note: Students will only receive credits if their grade is "C" or better. Letter grades for this program will appear in the "comments" section of the transcript, and will not count towards their Hunter GPA.


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.


Academic Inquiries Administrative Inquiries 

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

Education Abroad Office, Room E1447

Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Phone: (212) 772-4983 
Fax: (212) 772-5005



Estimated Total Costs of Attendance

Tuition - $ 735 (3 Credits) or $ 980 (4 Credits)

Program Fee - $ 1,070

Not included in Program Fee:

Airfare - $ 1,100

Meals - $ 650

Visa - $ 40

TOTAL US $ 3,695 (3 Credit students)

TOTAL US $ 3,940 (4 Credit students)


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