Columbia University Culture and History Understanding the Arab World

 

Overview

Rising high school juniors and seniors engage in precollege study at both Columbia University and King's Academy in Jordan, in the process gaining exposure to the diverse cultures and history evident in the Arab world. After a week of study at Columbia, students spend two weeks living, studying and traveling in Jordan. Participants then return to New York to complete research projects for presentation. Visits to religious and cultural landmarks in Jordan are integral to the program. In lieu of grades, pupils receive written evaluations from their instructors upon successful completion of the program.

General Info

Name Columbia University Culture and History Understanding the Arab World
Location Manja, Jordan
Year-round Contacts 212-854-9666
Program Focuses & Features English, History, International Relations, Political Science, Religious Studies
Grade Range (rising grades) 11-PG
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 16-18
Application Deadline March
Director Anna Swank, Director
Residential Fee $9850 (+$300), 4 weeks.
Year Established 2009
Dates & Sessions 1 session, 4 weeks long

Contact

Anna Swank, Director
212-854-9666