Program details: Experience the history, culture, and politics of the Middle East for three exciting weeks. Study at the University of Jordan in Amman; Birzeit University in Ramallah, West Bank; and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Focus primarily on the Israeli- Palestinian conflict as well as social issues in Amman, Ramallah, and Jerusalem. Experience the ancient ruins in Petra, Jordan, and the rich history of the West Bank and Jerusalem. Interact with students and faculty as well as Islamic and Jewish religious leaders. Information Sheet
Tentative dates: May 7 – June 23, 2012; tentative travel dates: May 12 – June 3, 2012.
Program sites: Amman, Jordan; Bakka Palestinian Refugee Camp, Jordan; Petra, Jordan; Ramallah, West Bank; and Jerusalem.
Anticipated curriculum: Students will sign up for six credit hours from the following courses: Issues and Topics in Global History (HIST 420R), Issues in Peace and Justice Studies (PJST 475R), Issues and Topics in Political Science (POLS 420R), Survey of Current Topics (SOC 275G), Current Topics in Sociology (SOC 475R), and others approved by the directors.
Estimated participation fee: $2,995; apply by December 16, 2011, for this price. The program directors are making every effort to secure grants that will reduce the amount of the participation fee.
Participation fee covers: Lodging, some meals, in-country transportation, entry fees, international health insurance.
Participation fee does not cover: UVU tuition (approx. $150 per credit hour), airfare, some meals, passport, discretionary spending.
Directors: Lars Eggertsen, assistant professor of social work, 801.863.6731, firstname.lastname@example.org; John Macfarlane, advisor and adjunct instructor of history and political science, 801.863.6716, email@example.com.
Application deadline: December 16, 2011. Deadline Extended: February 24, 2012. Submit application, two letters of reference, $195 non-refundable application fee, and $300 program deposit. If you miss the deadline, you are still welcome to apply until the program is full, but please note that the participation fee will be higher and program space is limited. Application materials are available at the International Center in WB147 or here Application, Letter of Reference, Payment Payment Card, Application Payment Card.
Financial aid: Pell grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility.
Applicants must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA 105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.