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  • Locations: Amman, Jordan; Madaba, Jordan
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: DPU applicants only
  • Click for Tuition + Program Fee: Fall
  • DePaul Course Equivalents
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Term-long Academic Level: Undergraduate
Required GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Homestay, Residence Hall
Language of Instruction: Arabic, English Prerequisite: ARB 103
Liberal Studies Domain: A+L, EL, PI, SCBI, UP Study Abroad Contact: Katie Saur
Program Description:

Improve Arabic language proficiency, cultural competencies, and career skills by studying abroad Fall quarter in Jordan. DePaul has partnered with American University of Madaba (AUM), a new, private, Catholic, American-style university about 30 minutes outside of Amman to design a program especially for DePaul students. Study Arabic language, complete an internship at a prestigious organization, live in either Amman or Madaba, and make connections with students from Jordan and around the world.

For the first month, students will take an intensive Arabic conversation class at the AUM language center in Amman and begin their internships at Our Lady of Peace Center. After that, students will begin classes on campus at AUM. DePaul students will have access to all university facilities and events, including the health center, library, computer labs, dining and other student lounge areas, athletic teams, university-organized events, and a lecture series. AUM will organize excursions to popular tourist destinations in Jordan as part of the program fee. Also included is regular university bus transportation between Madaba and Amman and between campus and downtown Madaba, as well as transportation to the Language Center and the Our Lady of Peace Center internship site.

Similar in mission and values, AUM is a Catholic institution committed to community, holistic education, collaboration, civic engagement, and diversity. AUM's student body is currently 1715, including 29 nationalities.

Students will spend the first month in Amman immersed in Jordanian Arabic language and culture. They will begin an internship at Our Lady of Peace Center which serves people with disabilities and shelters refugees and other populations in need. The center is owned by the Latin Patriarchal Vicariate in Amman and has contributed to raising awareness of the rights of people with disabilities and provided a temporary home to many refugees.

An academic seminar on Arab and Jordanian culture will be taught online in conjunction with the internship by the Director of Arabic Studies at DePaul. It begins before the program starts and ends after it returns, students registering at DePaul for two credits each in the Fall and Winter terms.

Students will take a total of five courses. Three will be Arabic language courses, one an intensive conversation course during the first month and two courses taken at the appropriate level during the remainder of the term. Students will also take one regular AUM course taught in English to fulfill domain or elective credit at DePaul and an online culture course connected to the internship taught by the Director of Arabic Studies at DePaul for two credits each in the Fall and Winter terms.

Courses Description Credits
1. Arabic Conversation One-month intensive course upon arrival, taught at the AUM Language Center in Amman 4
2. Seminar on Arab and
Jordanian History and Culture
An online seminar taught by the Director of Arabic Studies at DePaul 2 Fall and
2 Winter
3. Arabic Language An ARB course at your level taught at AUM in Madaba 4
4. Arabic Language An ARB course at your level taught at AUM in Madaba 4
5. Additional course taught in English An additional course taught at AUM in Madaba for which you will earn AL, EL (JYEL), UP, PI, or SSMW domain credit 4
Total for Fall quarter 5 courses for a total of 20 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 live in homestays in Madaba or Amman. American University of Madaba provides transportation between Madaba and Amman both during the first month of intensive language and internship and throughout the rest of the term in which students take courses on campus.

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.

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. AUM 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:

Thank you for your interest in this program! We are not currently accepting applications. In general, applications open about 6 months before program application deadlines.

This program is currently not accepting applications.