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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Term-long Academic Level: Undergraduate
Required GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Homestay
Language of Instruction: Arabic Prerequisite: ARB 103
Liberal Studies Domain: EL Study Abroad Contact: Marty McGivern
Internship Available: YES Community Engagement Available:
How COVID-19 could impact this program or your study abroad plans: Please see the Study Abroad COVID-19 page for more information.
Program Description:
Improve Arabic language proficiency, cultural competencies, and career skills by studying abroad Fall quarter in Amman, Jordan. DePaul has partnered with Qasid Arabic Institute, an intensive Arabic language institute, to help students improve their Arabic language skills in an immersive environment. Students from a wide variety of universities take Arabic language courses at Qasid including students from Harvard and Georgetown.

Students will take intensive Arabic in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Jordanian Arabic (Ammiyya). In addition to Arabic language classes, students will also be able to improve their language skills through an internship placement. Students will be assigned internships in areas that reflect their interests, previous work experience and educational background. Students will be expected to work at least 10 hours per week for their internship placement. DePaul students will have access to all Qasid facilities including the library, dedicated study areas and a book store. Qasid will organize excursions to popular tourist destinations in Jordan as part of the program fee.

The Qasid Arabic Institute is located near the Madina Circle on University Street in Amman and is within walking distance to shops, grocery stores, eateries and cafes.


Students will earn 12 credits of Arabic language for coursework in MSA and Ammiya (dialect). In addition to the Arabic language coursework, students will take an online academic seminar on Arab and Jordanian culture to assist with the internship by the Director of Arabic Studies at DePaul.

Students will take a total of four courses. Three will be Arabic language courses and one will be an online culture course connected to the internship taught by the Director of Arabic Studies at DePaul.

Courses Description Credits
Arabic Language An ARB course at your level taught at Qasid in Amman 4
Seminar on Arab and
Jordanian History and Culture
An online seminar taught by the Director of Arabic Studies at DePaul Fall
Arabic Language An ARB course at your level taught at Qasid in Amman 4
Arabic Language An ARB course at your level taught at Qasid in Amman 4
Total for Fall quarter 4 courses for a total of 16 DePaul credits

Students interested in a language major or minor should review this degree progress video and contact the Department of Modern Languages advisor to verify how the courses through this program could potentially satisfy language major or minor requirements.

Visit the Modern Language Option page for more information on how you can substitute a sequence of three courses in the same language for three domain courses.


Students will be placed in shared rooms in homestays with local host families. Host families will provide two meals a day. Students will need to budget for their own additional snacks and any specific dietary needs.

Students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the students regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click for the Fall quarter fee for your program. Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines. Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.


DePaul Study Abroad is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and this program is currently moving forward. If the program is canceled prior to departure, students will be refunded 100% of the program fee and withdrawn from any associated classes with no penalty or tuition charges. Study Abroad has also modified the standard Withdrawal Policy, and any students who commit to this program and decide to withdraw 90+ days prior to the program start date will not be charged any withdrawal fees. For more information, go to the DePaul Study Abroad COVID-19 Updates page.

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. For this program, U.S. citizens will purchase a tourist visa (about $55) upon arrival at the airport in Amman. Qasid will then help students with the process to extend their visas through the program departure date. To find out more information about the visa process for your select country(ies), visit our Visa Information Page. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.

Contact program alumni to learn about the student experience:
Name Email Term Attended
Liz Spencer Fall 2017
Michael Honnessy Fall 2017
Sara Istanbouli Fall 2017

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 02/01/2021 03/01/2021 TBA TBA