The “City, Society and Environment” program is a unique study abroad experience. Students spend two weeks in Amman, Jordan learning first-hand about the urban and environmental issues confronting the region. Jordan is a small country in the Middle East, known for its stability and openness. Amman, the capital city of 2 million residents, blends together ancient history and a high-tech, multicultural urban lifestyle.
The program is based at the lovely campus of Philadelphia University, on the outskirts of Amman. Activities include Arabic language and culture lessons, site visits with urban and environmental experts, exploration of Amman’s rich cultural heritage, and excursions to Jordan’s major nature reserves, Roman ruins, desert landscapes, and archeological sites. Students come away with an enriched understanding of the Middle East and of the importance of cities and the natural environment in our 21st century global society.
Arabic language and culture lessons
Site visits around Amman
Weekend excursions to Petra, Jerash, etc.
Hotel accommodations (double occupancy)
Two meals per day
Use of facilities at Philadelphia University
Program does not include airfare or tuition
Eligibility Requirements: Sophomore standing or higher and 2.75 minimum GPA
For more information contact Dr. Lizabeth Zack at (864) 503-5739 or LZACK@uscupstate.edu.