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LAS Faculty Led Program: GLBL 298: Immigration and Integration in Jordan (winter)
Amman, Jordan; Aqaba, Jordan; Irbid, Jordan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Winter Break
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Illinois Sponsor:
LAS, Study Abroad Office (campus-wide)
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For credit
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Global Studies 298: Immigration and Integration in Jordan
Amman, Irbid, & Aqaba, Jordan
December 30, 2017 - January 13, 2018

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences presents
a Fall/Winter Faculty-Led Program:

On-campus course: 2nd 8 weeks of Fall 2016, Wednesdays 5-7pm in the Foreign Languages Building, room G18
Program dates abroad: December 30, 2017 - January 13, 2018
Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

Course Description

Syllabus - GLBL Jordan Syllabus WB16-17.docx

This seminar will give you astrong understanding of global issues of immigration and integration through the case study of a particular region. You will investigate the social and political landscape of the Middle East, focusing on Jordan.

This course draws from interdisciplinary materials and would be of particular interest to those pursuing majors in political science, anthropology, history, architecture and archeology.
Students will visit Roman ruins, Petra, the Dead Sea, refugee camps, universiteis and Parliament. 

Eman Saadah
Faculty Leader Bio
Eman Saadah is the Director of the Less Commonly Taught Languages Program, Director and Language Coordinator of Arabic, an Advisor for the Minor in Arabic Studies, and a Senior Lecturer of Arabic. 


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How to Apply
Please click here to apply now. The application deadline is September 15.


Program Academics & Eligibility

Classes carry three hours of college credit and are taught by U of I faculty.  All Global Studies Courses Abroad are designated as GLBL 298.  The courses begin during the second eight weeks of the Fall 2017 term, and include two weeks "in the field" abroad.

Please see the tentative course syllabus: 
Tentative itenerary 16.docx

Application Requirements:  Illinois undergraduates

Language of Instruction: English

*Program dates and fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants.

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Housing & Meals

Housing: Hotels

Meals: about 2 meals per day will be provided to students. Meals are provided in housing facilities as well as from local restaurants.

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Program Fees
If the Illinois Abroad Office nominates or accepts you to the study abroad program you have applied for, you will have 1 week to change your status of accepted to committed. If you withdraw after committing to the program, there is a non-refundable $300 withdrawal fee. Depending on when you withdraw, there could also be additional non-refundable fees. 

Group Flight: As part of the Program Fee, LAS International Programs will organize a group flight for this course, as long as there are more than 10 participants. All group flights will be departing from and arriving at O'Hare Airport. Very few exceptions are made for opting out of the group flight.

2017-18 estimated PROGRAM FEE: $3,137-$3,527 (based on 10-18 committed students - see below for overall total)

*Fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants.

Total cost is ESTIMATED and is BEFORE scholarships.

Program Fee Includes: Round-trip international airfare, housing and 2-3 daily meals, orientation, program excursions (to Petra, Wadi Rum, Zarqa, Irbid, Madaba and Aqaba), and international insurance

Program Fee Does NOT Include: Personal expenses (est. $175), visa fees (est. $60 for U.S. citizens), some meals (est. $100), passport cost (if applicable)

2017-18 estimated TOTAL including off-budget expenses and Program Fee: $3,547-$3,937 (based on 10-18 committed students)

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Scholarship Opportunities

LAS Faculty-Led Course Abroad Scholarship:
All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences receive an automatic scholarship toward the program cost.  There is no separate application process. If you are accepted to the program, you will receive notification of this scholarship. The amount varies depending on the program destination. 

Other scholarships:
You should also apply for the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship.  For more information, click here.  If you are a non-LAS student, be sure to contact your college about any possible scholarship opportunities.

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Contact Information

For any questions you may have or for more detailed information on the program, please contact the faculty leader, Prof. Eman Saadah or Elly Hanauer in LAS International Programs.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2017-2018 10/01/2017
10/30/2017 12/30/2017 01/13/2018

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This program is currently not accepting applications.