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.
|Name||Columbia University Culture and History Understanding the Arab World|
|Program Focuses & Features||English, History, International Relations, Political Science, Religious Studies|
|Grade Range (rising grades)||11-PG|
|Age Range||Residential — Coed Ages 16-18|
|Director||Anna Swank, Director|
|Residential Fee||$9850 (+$300), 4 weeks.|
|Dates & Sessions||1 session, 4 weeks long|