St. Lawrence University To Offer Study Program In Jordan

CANTON - Beginning in the fall of 2012, St. Lawrence University students will have the option to study in Amman, Jordan, in partnership with American-Mideast Training Services (Amideast).

Associate Dean for International and Intercultural Studies Karl Schonberg said, "This addition results from growing faculty and student interest in a permanent, semester-long study abroad opportunity in a predominantly Muslim Middle Eastern country. The Amideast program in Jordan has an outstanding reputation for rigor and quality of instruction, depth of cultural immersion and excellent management and student oversight."

The program is designed for students interested in studying the Arabic language (both Modern Standard Arabic and the Levantine colloquial dialect) and Middle Eastern and North African cultures. Based at Amideast's offices in the Sweifiyeh district of Amman, the capital city of Jordan, students may apply to study during either the fall or spring semester, with the option of studying in Jordan for a full year.

St. Lawrence offers opportunities for study on six continents, including programs in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand and Trinidad/Tobago. Additional opportunities are available for summer study.

Two international programs are available for first-year students. Beginning this fall, new students have the option of studying in London in the First-Year Program, and a First-Year Seminar that takes place in France, with an introduction in Quebec and a short stay in Senegal, has been in place for several years.

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