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SIT: Jordan: Amman: Water
Amman, Jordan (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01-APR-2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language Requirement:
none
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No
Housing: Homestay, Hotel, With program group Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: Arabic, English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Field Study/ Experiential
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Yes
Subject Area:
Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Foreign Affairs, Global Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
Program Description:
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Jordan—Water: Amman (Summer)

Major Topics of Studywater tanks

  • Study with experts from premier institutions such as the Royal Scientific Society’s National Energy Research Centre, and the Hashemite Fund for Rural Development.
  • Develop a small-scale innovative project that addresses a water shortage problem.
  • Study the impact of refugees on water use and availability.
  • Explore local partnerships with refugee women’s and community groups on the frontline of water shortages.
  • Gain unique insights to water challenges through site visits to the Valley of Jordan, the Dead Sea, water treatment plants, sustainable agriculture sites, and Bedouin communities in the Badia.
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

Program Structure

There is no "typical day"on an SIT program. Activities may take place on any day of the week and at any time of day to be in accordance with local norms and to take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities. Thus, the schedule and structure of the program are likely very different from what students are used to on their home campuses.

The summer labs are designed to bring together students from different majors and backgrounds, with in-country stakeholders, to assess a basic human need using an intercultural and collaborative approach.

What Makes SIT Unique

  • SIT Study Abroad offers a field-based, experiential approach to learning.
  • Each program has a small group of students (typically 10–35). 
  • On an SIT program, students gain high levels of access to many different stakeholders and experts relevant to the issues the program is examining. 
  • While some learning will be conducted at the SIT program center, extensive learning is done outside the classroom — in host communities, field stations, NGO headquarters, ecological sites, health clinics, and art studios.

Money Matters

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:

  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance

Scholarships:

  • SIT awards nearly $1.3 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $3,000.  
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

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Please Note: Students who wish to apply to this program should be aware of the Department of State Travel Warning for Jordan, and must also carefully review the University Policy for Student Travel and submit a petition per the policy's instructions.