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Snapshot

Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2019
  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Spring 2020
  • Academic Year 2020-21
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2021

Advisor:

Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

CET Academic Programs

Overview

Opportunity Description

Hands-on learning about the Middle East: Intern in Amman, Study Modern Standard Arabic and Dialect, Choose an elective in English

What is unique about this program?

Pursue an internship at an organization in Amman such as the Middle East Children's Institute or the Near East Foundation. Take intensive Arabic language classes and a Middle East studies elective taught in English. A community of devoted staff, experienced faculty, local roommates and Arabic language partners provides unwavering support. This is a well-rounded program for students of all Arabic language levels, even absolute beginners.

  • Internship placements
  • Intensive Arabic language courses (MSA and dialect) that complete at least one year of Arabic in a term
  • Official Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) scores for a résumé or graduate school application
  • Jordanian roommates and Arabic language partners
  • Full support from on-site staff
  • No language prerequisite

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)