Program Dates

May 21 - June 11, 2019 (3 Weeks)

Application Deadline & Fee

February 15, 2019; $75

Program Details

Experience the history, culture, and politics of the Middle East for three exciting weeks. Study at the University of Jordan in Amman; Berzeit University in Ramallah, West Bank; Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Netanya Academic College near Tel Aviv. 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 religous leaders.

Anticipated Curriculum

*Students are expected to enroll in one or two courses for this study abroad.

POLS 420R Issues and Topics in Political Science
Prerequisite(s): (ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020) and *University Advanced Standing

HIST 420R Issues and Topics in Global History
Prerequisite(s): HIST 3010 or instructor approval; and *University Advanced Standing

PJST 475R Issues in Peace and Justice Studies
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 2050, Junior Standing, and *University Advanced Standing

*University Advanced Standing - 24 credits completed, GPA 2.0 or higher MAT 1030 and ENGL 2010 or equivalent.

Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.0

Physical requirements: Walking to class & around the city in the heat. Sitting in 3 hour lectures. Tropical heat & humidity.

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Global Engagement if you require such services.

Estimated Program Fee*

The program fee covers housing, course instruction and texts, visa, in-country transportation, international health insurance.


*This cost is tentative and based on the current exchange rate and program plans. This cost may be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations or program changes.

Additional Estimated Costs

UVU tuition ($165 per credit hour)
Airfare (approx $1200)
Meals (approx $100)
Discretionary spending (approx $100)
Passport (approx $135)
All students are required to pay a $75 non-refundable application fee.

Tuition Waivers

Please contact the UVU Benefits Office for more information. In certain instances, tuition waivers may not apply for an international program.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Pell Grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Applicant must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA 105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.

Program Director

Program Director

John P. Macfarlane

Advisor II

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Travel Report

Students are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department’s country information webpage for the most up-to-date information on travel advisories, entry, exit, and visa requirements, safety, security, health, and other important travel factors.