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CET Jordan: Intensive Language

Amman, Jordan

If you want to learn Arabic, stable and culturally rich Jordan is the place to be. And if you want to be in Jordan, Amman is your city. Shop in a traditional market one day and a sparkling mega mall the next. See an indie film with your roommate. Visit the King’s Car Museum. Buy a shmagh (colorful scarf) and strike up a conversation with the shop owner.

Living in Amman, you’ll have chance after chance to find your niche, and window after window into the remarkable diversity and vibrance of Arab culture.

Staying Safe in the Middle East

There’s no hiding the fact that the Middle East is a volatile part of the world. But Jordan is a safe and stable country within the region—we wouldn’t send students there, or ask staff to live there, if it weren’t.

We monitor the situation in the Middle East meticulously using every resource at our fingertips—local staff, contacts in the field, a wide array of news sources, and the US Department of State. We also maintain person-to-person contact with the US Embassy in Amman.

We use this information to keep you, your parents, and your school informed about important security matters on our News & Alerts page. And when warranted, we take prompt action, like program evacuation or relocation.

Still have concerns? Please contact us! We’re here to help.

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Local Roommates

Want to learn where to get the best kanafe (cheese pastry topped with syrup and pistachios)? The best place for an impromptu picnic? How to get really good at bargaining? Sharing a room with a local roommate gives you instant insider’s access to the city, language, and culture. More importantly, it gives you someone to share the city, language, and culture with. And you’ll have more in common with your roommate than you may think: our roommates come from all over Jordan, from every socioeconomic level, and may even be living on their own for the first time, too.

The University of Jordan

The program is based at The University of Jordan in Amman, a large institution of over 35,000 students. The large campus offers many resources—library, green spaces, running track. Your UJ student ID card gets you reduced fees at many of the city’s historical and archaeological sites.

The CET Center is within the Office of International Relations building. It’s here that you’ll take your classes, meet with staff, use the wifi, or just hang out with peers.

Housing & Meals

You’ll share an off-campus apartment with local roommates and other CET students. Apartments are great—new, fully furnished, air-conditioned, and only a 10-minute walk from campus. The neighborhood boasts low-levels of crime and is buzzing with college students. Everything you need (supermarkets, cafés, restaurants) is within walking distance, and you can bet that your roommate will be just as eager to explore the city as you are.

For meals, take your pick of the city’s many cheap eateries. Be sure to try mansaf, the national dish of roasted lamb served over rice. Or let your roommate help you prepare a simple dinner of hummus and mutabbel (eggplant with tahini) for new Jordanian friends.