Arabic Study Abroad
3 Options to choose from:
June 10 – July 29, 2022 – Muscat & Amman
June 10 – June 30, 2022 – Muscat, Oman
July 1 – July 29, 2022 – Amman, Jordan
Noor Majan Institute (Muscat, Oman)
June 10 – June 30, 2022
Sijal Institute (Amman, Jordan)
July 1 – July 29, 2022
Application Deadline: April 30, 2022
Arabic Language Courses at
Noor Majan (Muscat, Oman) & Sijal (Amman, Jordan)
June 10 – July 29, 2022
Students will depart from their hometown to Muscat International Airport to formally begin their Arabic courses with Noor Majan Arabic Institute for the first three weeks of the program. On July 1, students will fly into Queen Alia International Airport in Amman to spend the next four weeks with Sijal Institute. Over the total seven weeks spent in Oman and Jordan, student programming will consist of several components:
- Modern Standard Arabic, Omani dialect, and Jordanian dialect
- Language partners
- Cultural enrichment activities
- Educational travel excursions
- Community-based experiential learning
- Critical intercultural communication
Students will have an immersive Arabic as One Language experience. Noor Majan and Sijal will each pair students with a local peer for the language partners component, for which pairs will meet in local public spaces of their choice to have conversations in Arabic. This component of the language curriculum will have a more colloquial tone, meant to give students exposure to local dialect and speaking habits. In addition to language instruction, students will participate in rich cultural activities and educational trips at each institute. All program-related transportation will be included (including to and from the airport).
The diverse enrichment activities offered at Noor Majan and Sijal are meant to give students a cultural perspective on life and society in the Arab world. Some of the cultural activities at Noor Majan will include presentations by local Omani NGOs, calligraphy workshops, and conversations with representatives from the Sidab Women’s group. Travel excursions will include trips to Nizwa, the Grand Mosque, Mutrah Souq, and Sea Turtle Reserve. During their time with Sijal, students will participate in a “Welcome to Amman” city walk, cooking activities featuring Jordanian cuisine, and a local graffiti art tour. The overnight excursion will be to Wadi Rum, Petra and Aqaba led by a professional guide and including a group jeep tour.
Student housing will be provided for the duration of the program. In both Oman and Jordan, Noor Majan and Sijal will provide furnished apartments within walking distance of the institute.