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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 Area of Study: Arabic
Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

Arabic Language in Amman

Jordan, Summer 2018

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 Highlights

  • Explore a mix of Modern Standard Arabic and the Jordanian dialect.
  • Language socialization: students will have an opportunity to put directly into practice: visit a local cafe, negotiate (in Arabic) at a local market, or hang out with Jordanian students.


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


6 credits

Course Options

All students will be enrolled in a 3 credit course: ARAB 380: Arabic Dialects. Students will choose one additional 3-credit course from below depending on their Arabic level.

  • Arabic (ARAB) 210: Intermediate Arabic 
  • Arabic (ARAB) 250: Gateway to Advanced Arabic 
  • Arabic (ARAB) 375: Study Abroad- Arab World

Program Dates*

June 15-August 9, 2018



Please Note: Weekends in Jordan are Fridays and Saturdays. The work week is Sunday through Thursday.  
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.
* Dates and itinerary subject to change. The Global Education Office reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, and/or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Program Cost

Summer 2018: $5,565

Included: Tuition for 6 credits, 8 weeks of accommodations, Excursions/cultural lectures and activities, Airport Transportation pick-up and drop-off, some meals, cell phone rental, MALIC textbooks, international emergency medical insurance.

Not included: Airfare*, passport and visa fees, other transportation, some meals, personal spending, optional excursions through MALIC, other required textbooks and/or course materials.

*Participants must arrange their own airfare, once instructed to do so by the Mason Global Education Office.

Program Payments

Students on MasonGEO programs must pay the advertised program cost in order to participate. This cost will be made in three payments (Deposit + First Payment + Final Payment). Students using financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of deposit and final balance payments.

Application Deposit: A non-refundable program deposit $200 must be received by the application deadline. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee.

First Payment: A non-refundable payment of $1000 must be received by March 11, 2018 in order to confirm your enrollment in the program. Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Final Payment: The final balance payment is due by April 8, 2018. This is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $1200 you've already paid (Deposit + First Payment). Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Financial Aid and VA Benefits: Students who intend to use financial aid or their VA benefits to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" or "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form" completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the First Payment deadline. The "Intent to Use Financial Aid" form is available in the MasonAbroad application system once you have started your application for this program. If you are using VA Benefits please contact your program officer to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form."

Payment Instructions

For more information on payments, financial aid, and information for non-Mason students:


GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:

Application Deadline:

Sunday, March 4, 2018


Application requirements:*

Program Deposit: $200 for all applicants.

Course Selection Questionnaire: You will choose the course(s) you would like to be receive credit for on this program. Check the "Academics" tab to see what courses are offered on this program. If you need help selecting your course, check with your academic advisor.

Passport Status Questionnaire: You do not need a passport to complete this questionnaire or the application. However, if you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now. The Global Education Office offers Passport Grants to help.

Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents regarding the acknowledgement of risk, the pre-departure orientation, and your financial responsibility.

Intent to Use Financial Aid Form: For Mason students only. If you use financial aid, this form must be completed by your financial aid counselor and submitted by the 1st payment deadline.

Additional requirements for non-Mason applicants:

Official transcript: To be mailed or emailed to the Global Education Office at George Mason University.

Non-degree Contract Course/Admission Form: Please complete the form and upload it into the questionnaire.

* Additional application requirements may apply to individual programs. Once you open your application, you will see all application requirements.

Application instructions:

Academic Director

  John Samana
Name John Samaha
Phone 703-993-

GEO Program Officer

  Laura Scobey
Name Laura Scobey
Phone 703-993-2106
  Make an appointment


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.