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CET Jordan: Intensive Language

Activities Around Amman

Take a cooking class. Visit the National Gallery of Fine Arts. Attend a concert with your language partner. Have a barbecue outside the city. Challenge some of the roommates to a pick-up soccer match. Try a ceramics class.

Each term, the program offers different activities that allow you to explore Amman, experience Jordanian culture, or just unwind with your friends.

Three-Day Retreat

Petra, Wadi Rum & the Dead Sea

Learn about Bedouin culture on a three-day retreat to some of the wonders of the region. Head to the Dead Sea for a salt water dip and a clay mud facial. Gaze up at the Natabean ruins at Petra. Take a sunset jeep tour through the dunes at Wadi Rum, a spectacular valley formed by massive red cliffs. At night, in true Bedouin fashion, stay up late chatting, drinking tea, and playing cards with your peers, roommates, and language partners.

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A Day of Touring & Filming

Umm Qais, Ajloun & Jerash

This is the best homework assignment you’ll ever have. Head to historic sites with your language partner and make a tourism video in Arabic. Climb to the top of Ajloun Castle for gorgeous views of the Jordanian countryside. Dance the debke (folk circle dance) with your Jordanian roommates in Jerash. Umm Qais is your chance to get shots of the Sea of Galilee.

Back in Amman, view the videos that your classmates have created. There will be prizes for the best ones…