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DMLL: The Arab World Experience: Jordan (ARAB/ETHS/WGST 349)
Amman, Jordan; Jerash, Jordan; Madaba, Jordan; Petra, Jordan; Wadi Rum, Jordan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
Restrictions: CWRU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2016 12/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 03/05/2016 03/13/2016
NOTE: All applications submitted after December 1 will be assessed a $100 processing fee.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
CWRU Short-Term Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Minimum GPA: 2.0
Credit Type: Graduate, Undergraduate Number of Credits: 3
Program Advisor: Office of Education Abroad (Email Courses Offered: Arabic, French, Women's and Gender Studies
Deposit: $200
Total Program Cost:
Included in Program Cost: Admission fees, All meals, Housing, In-country transportation Not Included in Program Costs: Flights, Passport Fees, Tuition, Vaccinations, Visa fees
Program Purpose: Study
Program Description:

*NOTE: IF the application deadline is extended, all applications submitted after December 1 will be assessed a $100 processing fee*

DMLL Jordan
Program dates: March 5-13, 2016
Instructor: Professor Toman (

Jordan is a fascinating country rich in tradition yet modern at the same time with Amman as its cosmopolitan capital and crossroads of several cultures and religions. Jordan is home to numerous UNESCO world heritage sites such as desert castles, Wadi Rum Valley and Desert and, of course, the 2000-year-old city of Petra carved in stone that is a must-see for all world travelers.  Jordan is an essential hub of diplomacy in the Arab world.  This course will explore Jordan from north to south in all its historic splendor and physical beauty, as well as give the student insights on the cultures, history, human rights, politics, and diplomacy of this unique country.

During the course, we will enjoy in-depth visits of Amman, Jerash, Madaba, and Aquaba, and in conjunction with the University of Jordan, we will have the opportunity to meet with several guest speakers such as Bedouin women activists who promote equality for women in Wadi Rum, as well as with diplomatic representatives for Jordan who work with issues of peace and justice in the region.  We will study and tour with locals the major religious sites in the Dead Sea region and the Roman ruins of Jerash.  We will spend the night in Bedouin tent cities in Wadi Rum and in Petra as residents discuss with us their lifestyle and how it has changed over the last few centuries and we will explore the history of the Nabatean dynasty first hand.  This is a course from which students of all majors can benefit as we go beyond the tourist route to understand Jordan inside and out.

All students will benefit, but especially those interested in ETHS, WGST, ARAB, POSC, HSTY, etc. and those looking for Global Diversity, Humanities, and Core Major Curriculum credits for the WGST major/minor and ETHS minor.

This course is listed as WGST/ARAB/FRCH 349: The Arab World Experience
Credit hours: 3