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Course Number and Title:
GLS 120 - Education
Experience Abroad
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Semester Hours:
3 Credits

Mr. John Dabeet, Business
Department Coordinator

Eastern Iowa Community
Colleges - MCC

May 23-31, 2014

Program Overview:

At the crossroads of countless civilizations, the Kingdom of Jordan is situated in the heart of the Middle East. Based in the vibrant city of Amman, day excursions to Petra and the Dead Sea will enhance this nine day short-term study experience. There is truly something for everyone to experience in this captivating country which will immerse students in Jordan's rich heritage. Students will spend most mornings at Al-Quds College, where they will learn about the education system of Jordan, doing business in Jordan, Jordanian government, and the history of Jordan. U.S. students will also get to meet and interact with students at Al-Quds College, which is one of the highlights of the trip.

EICC students in Jordan

Afternoons will be spent visiting the Roman Theater, the Citadel, an Islamic Art School, the chamber of commerce, and meeting with government officials, local business leaders, and educators. Students traveling to Jordan will have the opportunity to learn some Arabic, a critically in-demand language, as well as to experience the beauty and hospitality of Arab culture. Jordan is a perfect place for those seeking the remnants of fallen empires, impressive religious sites, and desert citadels.

Tentative Schedule

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Program Cost: $3200


  • Roundtrip group airfare on program dates
  • Group transfers to/from international airports
  • Student housing/hotel/accommodations while in country
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary
  • Tram/Bus/Rail/Taxi passes
  • Entrance to cultural activities and excursions
  • Pre-departure and arrival orientations
  • Student basic medical insurance

Not Included:

  • College tuition and books
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Telephone and internet (some locations will have free Wi-Fi)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal and entertainment expenses
  • Independent travel and expenses during and after the program
  • Anything not specified as included in the program

Map of Jordan