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Middlebury School in the Middle East: Jordan (Amman)
Amman, Jordan (Outgoing Program)
|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Program Sponsor:||Middlebury Schools Abroad|
|Restrictions:||Davidson College applicants only|
|Program Housing:||Homestay||Minimum GPA:||2.67|
|Language of Instruction:||Arabic||Language Prerequisite:||Yes|
|Class Eligibility:||02-Sophomore, 03 - Junior|
Amman, founded in 7000 B.C., the capital and largest city in Jordan, is situated in a rolling area of northwest Jordan, just twenty-five miles from the Dead Sea.
Seven surrounding hills help shape the city. Amman is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world having been home to a multitude of civilizations over the years - the Ammonites, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Nabateans and Romans, Byzantines and Umayyad Arabs.
Today Amman is a prospering modern metropolis filled with ancient ruins, art galleries, and museums. It serves as a hub within the Middle East for commerce and trade. With a tradition of welcoming refugees and immigrants from nearby countries, Amman is a multi-cultural and multi denominational city and one of the most liberal and westernized cities in the region.
The School in the Middle East-Jordan is based at the University of Jordan, Jordan’s oldest public 4-year institution of higher education, established in 1962. With a strong emphasis on research, and a rich background in liberal arts, the University of Jordan is an excellent host for students of all academic backgrounds.
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