CET Jordan: Intensive Language

Flexibility in Designing Your Studies

Learning Arabic is not a one-size-fits-all process. All students take Modern Standard Arabic and the appropriate level of Jordanian or Levantine Dialect, but there’s room for adjustments to meet individual learning styles. Do you need more one-on-one instruction? Are you trying to build vocabulary on public health or anthropology? Want even more opportunities for applied language practice? This program has the resources to customize your learning experience, just let on-site staff know.

Total Arabic Immersion

You’ll take a full load of Arabic language classes, meet with an Arabic language partner, attend language activities, and uphold a full-time language pledge. You’ll even live with a local roommate in a traditional Jordanian neighborhood for continued immersion outside of class. Diving into an all-Arabic environment won’t be easy, but when Arabic starts pouring out of your mouth without your thinking about it, we think you’ll agree that it was well worth the effort.

Amman Meal

Community Approach to City Living

One of the hard parts of studying abroad is finding a community overseas. But don’t worry—CET sets that up for you from day one. Not only will you learn the skills to help you navigate and thrive in Jordanian society, but you’ll also have a supportive network of staff, teachers, roommates, and peers who care about your well-being and progress. And after you’ve successfully completed your program, our alumni network is there to welcome you home.

Want even more Arabic? Spend two semesters in Jordan.Academic Year Option

arrival date
departure date
program length
recommended credits
application deadline
Spring 01/20/2019 05/08/2019 15 Weeks 15-16 $17,490
What’s Included
2 Semesters
of Arabic
November 1
Fall 09/03/2019 12/20/2019 15 Weeks 15-16 $17,490
What’s Included
2 Semesters of Arabic May 1
Summer Learn More About the Summer Program

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $13,490 goes to tuition & fees, and $4,000 goes to housing and other related costs.

Spring or Fall

$17,490/ Semester

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $950-$1,300 for airfare and $1,200-$1,400 for meals. Students typically spend about $900-$1,100 on personal expenses, too.

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What's Included

Activities & Excursions

The activities & excursions that we arrange are included in your tuition. All you need to do is get on the bus.

Housing Close to Campus

We arrange your housing in a fully-furnished apartment about a 10-minute walk from campus. Your program fees go toward rent, furnishing, and other management costs.

Local Roommates & Language Partners

A local network of peers provides you with cultural and language support that will transform your experience.

Course Materials & Transcript

Your textbooks and course supplies are covered and waiting for you in Amman. You’ll also receive an official transcript at the end of the term.

Official OPI

We cover the official Oral Proficiency Interview. Your scores will look great on a résumé…and on your fridge.

Medical Insurance

You’re provided with a comprehensive insurance plan that includes medical evacuation coverage.

Visa Fees & Support

We guide you step-by-step through the visa process. You’ll purchase your visa upon arrival and we’ll reimburse you in local currency once on site.

Staff Support

From pre-departure to orientation, from on-site to re-entry, CET provides you with the support you need every step of the way.


Need money? CET offers over $300,000 in scholarship awards each year. You can apply for a CET scholarship, or learn about other sources of funding, like Diversity Abroad or the Fund for Education Abroad.

Application Requirements

CET’s admissions requirements include an online application form, a transcript, a foreign language writing sample, and one letter of recommendation. Our programs are designed for undergraduates who maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. However, admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, so students with lower GPAs are encouraged to apply. CET programs are open to students from any US college or university.

What's Not Included

The program fee does not include round-trip transportation to & from Jordan, meals, items & services of a personal nature, and medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided.

Price Subject to Change

CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control. This right includes, but is not limited to, surcharging students for additional costs incurred due to under-enrollment in any given course.