Updated December 9, 2017
On December 6, President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The US embassy in Jordan issued an alert warning of the possibility of demonstrations in response to the announcement. As a precaution, classes were moved to the CET housing on Thursday, December 7.
The situation in Amman is stable and staff are closely monitoring events on the ground. Students will resume attending classes at the University of Jordan campus on Sunday, December 10. Students are not permitted to visit areas of the city where demonstrations are likely to occur or travel outside of Amman at this time. Staff will continue to monitor the situation closely and apprise students of any updates concerning their safety in Amman.
At this time, the spring programs will proceed as planned. CET is continuously assessing the situation and will promptly inform students enrolled in the spring programs and their home institutions should something change. Student safety is always our top concern, and we will not operate programs in Jordan or other locations where we feel our students’ safety is compromised.