For meals, take your pick of the city’s many cheap eats. 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 your new Jordanian friends.
Local roommates are The University of Jordan students selected by CET. We look for roommates who are enthusiastic about the program and excited to share their culture with a new foreign friend.
In addition, we carefully monitor the situation in the Middle East 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.