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Images of the ancient Nabatean city of Petra, carved from the rock over a thousand years ago, have long been most people’s first impression of Jordan. But while Petra is indeed one of the most stunning attractions in the Middle East, Jordan offers so much more for the modern traveler.

A well-travelled bridge between sea and desert, east and west, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a land of mesmerizing beauty and contrasts, from the Jordan Valley, fertile and ever changing, to the remote desert canyons, immense and still. Visitors can explore splendid desert castles, gaze in awe at the haunting wilderness of Wadi Rum, or bathe in the restful waters of the Red Sea.

Students are expected to take at least one 3-credit language course, if English is not the first language of the country they are visiting.

Marymount University students can participate in the following programs in Jordan: 

CIEE – Language and Culture
CIEE – Summer Arabic language

Special Note: The Center for Global Education has begun a Scholarship for Global Engagement, where one awardee with have his/her tuition costs covered for fall study abroad. The relevant program for fall 2010 is Amman, Jordan. Learn more about the scholarship and future program sites.