Fall 2022 cohort in front of the Language Center in Amman

All classes at the School in Jordan engage students in developing their language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in addition to cultural exploration.  

Faculty from the University of Jordan and other local institutions teach classes specifically designed for program participants. All students take a combination of language and content courses: Modern Standard Arabic (6 hours per week), Jordanian Colloquial Arabic (Ammiya) (4 hours per week), and two elective content courses on topics specific to Jordan and the Middle East (3 hours per week, per course).

View the Course Descriptions for more details.

The curriculum is designed for high intermediate and advanced Arabic language students. All coursework is conducted entirely in Arabic and students adhere to the Middlebury College Language Pledge®.

Project Week

One of the highlights of the semester is project week. A welcome change to the normal class routine, this week offers students opportunities to acquaint themselves with interesting topics related to hot political issues in Jordan and the Middle East. Find out more.

Major, Minor, or Distribution Credit


This course information database contains information on courses taken abroad (both at Middlebury Schools Abroad and externally sponsored programs) and their applicability to Middlebury majors and academic distributions. The database represents only a sampling of courses that have been approved to apply to each major to date. New courses are added regularly as they are approved.

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Use this form to apply for major/minor credit or academic distributions and cultures and civilizations requirements.

Note: To apply a pre-approved academic distribution or cultures and civilizations attribute to your student record OR to apply a pre-approved course toward your major, you must contact the Registrar’s Office.

Middlebury College Faculty

You may find it useful to consult the database when meeting with students to determine if a particular course has already been approved for major/minor credit or academic distributions.


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