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  • Locations: Amman, Jordan; Aqaba, Jordan; Wadi Rum, Jordan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.25 Language of Instruction: Arabic, English
Housing: Flat/Apartment Number of Credits Offered: 6
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Type of Program: Faculty-led
Language Courses Offered: Arabic Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

Arabic Language in Amman

Welcome to Amman, Jordan, where tradition meets modernity in the Middle East! During this intensive language program, classes meet for several hours a day, are taught by local faculty at MALIC, and explore a mix of modern spoken Arabic and the Jordanian dialect. The distinct advantage to studying Arabic in Jordan on this program as opposed to a campus in the States is the language socialization component, where students will have an opportunity to put directly into practice in Amman what they have learned in the classroom. This could include visiting a local cafe, negotiating (in Arabic) for a thoub (traditional dress) at a local market, or hanging out with Jordanian students.

Program Details

Seeking Approval for the Following:

  • Arabic (ARAB) 110: Elementary Arabic (6 credits)
  • Arabic (ARAB) 210: Intermediate Arabic (3 credits)
  • Arabic (ARAB) 250: Gateway to Advanced Arabic (3 credits)
  • Arabic (ARAB) 375: Study Abroad- Arab World (3 credits)
  • Arabic (ARAB) 380: Arabic Dialects (3 credits)
Note: Students at the beginner level will take ARAB 110 for 6 credits. Students at the Intermediate level will take ARAB 380 plus one other course (ARAB 210 or ARAB 250). Students at the advanced level will take ARAB 375 plus ARAB 380.


This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University.


Double occupancy in apartments with kitchenettes and full bathrooms

Program Cost (Summer 2017): $5,565

  • Tuition (6 credits)
  • 8 weeks of accommodation
  • Excursions, cultural lectures and activities
  • Airport Transportation pick-up and drop-off
  • Some meals
  • Cell phone rental
  • Welcoming and farewell gatherings
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • International Travel Insurance
Not Included:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Other transportation
  • Some meals
  • Optional excursions through MALIC
  • Personal spending

Program Itinerary*

Day 1 Students arrive in Amman
Day 2 Welcome Gathering and Orientation
Days 3-5 Classes; Cultural Lecture and Activity
Days 6-7 Free Days
Days 8-12 Classes; Cultural Lecture and Activity
Day 13 Free Day
Day 14 Excursion to the Dead Sea
Days 15-19 Classes; Cultural Lecture and Activity
Day 20-21 Excursion to Wadi Rum and Petra
Day 22-26 Classes; Cultural Lecture and Activity
Days 27-28 Free Days
Day 29-33 Classes; Cultural Lecture and Activity
Day 34-35 Excursion to Aqaba
Days 36-40 Classes; Cultural Lecture and Activity
Days 41 Free Day
Day 42  Excursion to Jerash
Day 43-47 Classes; Cultural Lecture and Activity
Day 48-49 Free Days
Days 50-52 Final Exams
Day 53 Farewell Gathering
Day 54 Students depart for the U.S.
 *Instructor reserves the right to modify the course schedule as needed

Contact Information

Program Officer

Laura Scobey

Academic Director

Nathaniel Greenberg

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/19/2017
Rolling Admission 06/18/2017 08/10/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.