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Jordan, Winter

Arabic Language Immersion

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Winter 2023

I) Summary

Location: Amman, Jordan

Dates: December 27, 2022 - January 23, 2023

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

Application Deadline: October 15, 2022  Deadline extended to October 28, 2022

Program Fee: $1,160 (estimate) includes housing (shared apartments), 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 by October 28, 2022. $810 (program fee balance; estimate) is due November 4, 2022. Payments must be made with certified check or money order. NO CASH, PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS. Payments should be made at the Office of Education Abroad during office hours.

Students are responsible for meeting the payment deadline regardless of funding source, i.e. Macaulay Opportunities Fund, scholarships, loans, or any other type of financial aid. Late fees will be applied to all delayed payments.

Financial Aid: Please be sure to meet with the Financial Aid Office to discuss your particular financial aid package.

Scholarships: Gilman (application due October 6, 2022)

Students interested in applying for scholarships should email Stephen Lassonde at

Additionally, one Hunter applicant, who has paid his/her deposit and been accepted to the program, will be selected for a partial scholarship to the program ($1,500), thanks to the generosity of the Qasid Institute. The scholarship will be awarded in the form of a program fee discount. The scholarship winner will be chosen based on financial need (with academic record acting as a tie breaker). No separate scholarship application is necessary but EFC (within your FAFSA report) should be provided, in order to establish financial need. After submitting your program application, applicants should email (subject line: Jordan Winter 2022-2023 Scholarship EFC) with your FAFSA/EFC included as an attachment.

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 2023 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.

    Note: Do not travel to the border with Syria and Iraq due to terrorism and armed conflict.

    All applicants must fulfill the general eligibility requirements.

    III) Credits & Grades

    Credits & Grades: Students will only receive credits if their converted grade is "C" or above. Letter grades for this program will appear on the transcript, but will not count towards the Hunter GPA. If grades convert to below C (C- to F), they will appear on the transcript as F.

    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 (3 credits, calculated at the undergraduate, in state rate) $915
    Program Fee $1,160
    Not included in Program Fee (estimates):
    Airfare $1,100
    Meals $650
    Books $80
    Visa $60
    TOTAL US (estimate)

    V) Further Inquiries

    Academic Inquiries
    Faculty: Dr. Alex Elinson
    Dept. of Classical and Oriental Studies
    Office: 1304 Hunter West
    Phone: (212) 772-5044

    Administrative Inquiries
    Education Abroad Office, Room E1447
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