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  • Locations: Amman, Jordan
  • Program Terms: Autumn Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Two Qtrs (A/W), Two Qtrs (S/A), Two Qtrs (Sp/S), Two Qtrs (W/Sp), Winter Quarter, Year (A/W/Sp)
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  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Quarter 2020 11/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of November 1st

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Information:

QUICK FACTS
Location Amman, Jordan
Academic Term Autumn Quarter / Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter / Summer Quarter
Credits Approximately 12 UW credits
Prerequisites Sophomore standing; minimum 3.0 GPA
Program Manager Shannon Quinn | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline April 15 for Summer or Autumn, September 15 for Winter, December 15 for Spring
HIGHLIGHTS
General The program allows students to immerse themselves in the Jordanian culture while studying Arabic. Students have the option to select from multiple tracks, all of which provide training at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Qasid Arabic Institute provides comprehensive instruction for students from beginning to advanced Arabic. Many scholars of Arabic have noted that the Jordanian dialect is among the closest to Classical Arabic (fusha), making Amman an ideal setting for studying Arabic.
 
LOCATION

Site

Amman is the capital and most populous city of Jordon. It is home to many famous landmarks, including the pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules and the 8th-century Umayyad Palace complex.






 

 
ACADEMICS

Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Students participating in this program must be of Sophomore standing or above and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of departure.

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive 12 UW credits per quarter. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program. 

If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here.

Courses

The academic program is divided into two tracks, Classical and Modern Standard Arabic. Students have the option to apply to either, both of which provide training at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Each class meets four hours per day, five days per week, over the course of nine weeks (summer session), and three hours per day, five days per week over the course of twelve weeks (fall, winter, and spring sessions).


If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.

 
ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing

Qasid staff will help to find suitable housing based on the preferences indicated on the housing application. The main options to choose from are dorm & suite-style units and private apartments. A comparison matrix and website showing photos of these options help each student select the option most suitable for him or her. Most housing coordinated through Qasid is located on a main street, accessible to inexpensive public transport. Transport times to Qasid are usually no more than 5-7 minutes.


 

 
VISA INFORMATION

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 

 
FINANCES

Program Expenses

In most cases, if you are attending an affiliated program you will be billed by, and pay all fees directly to, the program provider or institution operating the program. The UW Study Abroad Administrative Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans.  To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.
 
APPLICATION

Application Process

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to the program provider. You will also need to apply to Qasid Arabic Institute on their website.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.