FW: [SERMLIST] Jordan Summer Abroad 2006
- Thought some of you might have students who are interested in this. --
>From: "Curtis, Edward E" <ecurtis4@...>
>Reply-To: "Curtis, Edward E" <ecurtis4@...>
>Subject: [SERMLIST] Jordan Summer Abroad 2006
>Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 10:11:58 -0500
> Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is pleased to
>announce that we are accepting applications for our summer 2006 program
>in Jordan. This 5-week program provides students with an introduction to
>the peoples and cultures of Jordan and the Arab Middle East. There is
>no language pre-requisite, and both courses are taught in English.
> Students take two 3-credit courses: Islamic Beginnings/Middle East
>History; and Islam and Modernity. By studying the history of the region
>on site, students will be able to understand the roots of contemporary
>Middle Eastern cultures, religions, and societies. The academic program
>will include classroom instruction, field excursions, and visits with
>local scholars, politicians, and journalists.
> Students will stay in shared student apartments (with kitchenette and
>bathroom) a short walk from the University of Jordan. Program
>highlights include a Jordanian buddy program, a three-day weekend stay
>with a Jordanian family, and course-related excursions to Petra, Wadi
>Rum, Ajloun, Umm Qais, and the Desert Castles.
> For more information on the program, please contact Dr. Edward Curtis,
>Resident Director, at ecurtis4@..., or visit:
>http://www.iupui.edu/~oia/SA/Jordan.html (for costs, dates, eligibility,
> The application deadline is February 15, 2006. Applications are
>available on our website at
>http://www.iupui.edu/~oia//SA/applyjordan.html. Interested students may
>contact Stephanie Leslie, Director of Study Abroad, at
>slleslie@... or (317) 274-2081.
>Past Participant Comments
>"My experience in Jordan has fundamentally altered my perception of the
>Middle East. The blending of informal learning experiences and the
>classroom leads me to consider the summer in Jordan program an excellent
>opportunity for anyone interested in the Middle East."
>--Sam, sophomore, International Studies and Economics
>"I absorbed more in my summer in Jordan than I did the entire previous
>semester. This experience in Jordan is wonderfully intense. It is
>academically and personally challenging. Each day, I had to think about
>my place in the USA and my place in Jordan, and then disregard
>ethnocentricism to reconcile the two."
>--Angela, senior, Peace, War & Defense
>"This experience allowed me to get a better understanding of the Islamic
>faith and how people in the Middle East practice their religion. By
>making friends with Muslim Jordanians I was able to be a part of daily
>activities and have meaningful conversations with university students as
>well as their family members. I plan to keep in contact with my new
>friends and maybe even come back to Amman next summer!"
>--Jessica, junior, Political Science and Photojournalism
>For more information, visit:
>or contact Dr. Edward Curtis, Resident Director, at ecurtis4@....