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AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Jordan (Semester/Academic Year)
Amman, Jordan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Program Sponsor: AMIDEAST 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
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Dept Offering Program: Study Abroad OIP Program Type: Study Abroad (semester)
Language of Instruction: Arabic, English Language Prerequisite: YES
Program Features: Academic Study, Intensive Language Degree Level: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Time Away: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester Housing options: Apartment (Shared), Homestay
Program Group: Study Abroad OIP Program Adviser: Jordan Zilla
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AMIDEAST Area and Arabic Studies in Amman, Jordan

Please be reminded that you need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program: 

  • AMIDEAST application deadline: October 15, 2020
  • Princeton application deadline: October 16, 2020
​**AMIDEAST is rolling admissions, which means you should submit your application early. 

Students on the Area & Arabic Language Studies program in Amman have the opportunity to study both Modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian Arabic, in addition to electives taught in English, and learn first-hand from leading faculty from the Qasid Arabic Institute about the critically important Middle East region.

The Setting

Amman, the capital of Jordan, has expanded from a quaint sleepy town to the bustling, multi-cultural metropolis it is today. As Jordan is deeply enmeshed in the international relations of the region, students may find no better place to study pressing Middle Eastern issues and Jordanian Arabic.



Students on the AMIDEAST program will take a combination of Arabic language and areas studies courses (taught in English). Although AMIDEAST allows students to enroll in 12-17 credits per semester, Princeton requires that its students enroll in a minimum of 15 credits, 17 being the maximum. There are two ways that students can combine their courses in order to meet the minimum requirement.

First, AMIDEAST offers an 8-credit, blended Arabic language course that consists of both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Colloquial Jordanian. This course is worth two Princeton credits (assuming that it is passed with the equivalent of a D or better). If a student chooses this course, then they must combine it with a minimum of three elective courses, worth three credits each. If students do not wish to enroll in the blended Arabic course, then AMIDEAST requires them to take a three-credit Jordanian dialect course. This then needs to be combined with four, three-credit electives. Electives are offered in the areas of Art, Anthropology, History, Religion, and more. 


For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad. Students must have taken at least up to 107 in Arabic at Princeton.

Grading & Credits:

For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester: late August to mid-December 
Spring Semester: early January to early May 

Please refer to the AMIDEAST website for updated calendars


All students are required to stay in AMIDEAST housing during their semester abroad. AMIDEAST offers the options of a homestay or shared apartment, and students will fill out a housing preferences questionnaire in their online portal after they apply. More information about housing can be found on the AMIDEAST website

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.

For estimated program costs, please click on the Budget Sheet at the top of this brochure.

Passport and Visa

Students are responsible for ensuring that their passports are valid for their entire stay. For further information on renewing or obtaining a U.S. passport, please consult the U.S. State Department passport website. Students should consult directly with AMIDEAST how to apply for a visa. 

Application Process

Students interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
  1. Apply directly to the program by their deadline. Visit the AMIDEAST website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines.
  2. Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines.


Start planning your study abroad experience!

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 10/16/2020 10/20/2020 01/10/2021 05/07/2021
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