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Academic Calendar

JORDAN: Area & Arabic Language Studies, Fall 2017

Saturday, August 26

Students Depart  the US for the Program

Sunday, August 27

Students Arrive in Jordan

Monday, August 28

Orientation Begins

Wednesday, August 30

Move in with Host Families or to Shared Student Apartments

Thursday-Monday
August 31-September 4
Eid Al-Adha* Break (No classes)*

Tuesday, September 5

Classes Begin

Tuesday, September 12

Last Day to Add/Drop a Course

Tuesday, September 19Northern Jordan Excursion: Jerash & Ajloun

Thursday, September 21

Islamic New Year* (No classes)

Thursday, September 28

Last Day to Drop a Course Without Getting a 'W' on Transcript1

Sunday-Thursday,
October 15-19
Midterm Exams

Sunday-Tuesday, 
October 22-24

Fall Break

Wednesday-Thursday
November 1-2
Southern Jordan Excursion: Wadi Rum & Petra

Thursday, November 2

Last Day to Drop a Course to Receive a “W” Grade2

Sunday – Monday, 
November 19 – 20 

Biblical Jordan Excursion & Re-Entry Orientation

Thursday, November 30The Prophet’s Birthday (No Class)

Sunday-Thursday,
December 10-14

Final Exams

Sunday-Thursday,
December 17-21

Reflection Week (classes meet)

 Thursday, December 21

Final Day of Program

Friday, December 22

Students Depart Jordan3

 

1Students can withdraw from courses on or before this date without receiving a “W” (for withdrawal) grade on his/her transcript, provided he/she is still enrolled for the minimum number of credits required for the AMIDEAST program. Should a student choose to withdraw from a course on or before this date, the course will not appear on the student’s transcript. After this date, no course may be deleted from the student’s permanent AMIDEAST academic record. Courses dropped after this date will appear with the grade of “W” on the transcript.

2 This is the withdrawal deadline. Once the withdrawal deadline has passed, the student may not drop a course to receive a “W” on his/her transcript. After this date, a letter grade will be assigned based on the student’s performance in the course. A student will receive a failing grade (F) if he/she stops attending a course, fails to take a final examination, and/or fails to turn in required work.

3At the end of the AMIDEAST Education Abroad program students are free to travel either back to their home country or to other locations. After the day indicated as the day students depart (typically following the final day of the program), students are responsible for all of their own transportation, housing, insurance, and other logistical arrangements. Students should note that after the departure day noted on the academic calendar, their program-provided insurance coverage will end and they must arrange for accommodations outside of AMIDEAST shared apartments or with AMIDEAST host families.

*Note: Muslim holidays are approximate; precise dates depend on the sighting of the new moon.

 

All dates are subject to change.

 

The spring 2018 calendar will be available in mid-2017. 

JORDAN: Area & Arabic Language Studies, Spring 2018

JORDAN: Area & Arabic Language Studies, Spring 2018

Friday, January 12

Students Depart US

Saturday, January 13

Students Arrive in Jordan

Sunday, January 14

Orientation Begins

Sunday, January 14

Move-In with Host Families or to Shared Student Apartments

Sunday, January 21

Classes Begin

Thursday, January 25

Last Day to Add/Drop a Course

Monday, February 5

Northern Excursion (No Classes)

Thursday, February 15

Last Day to Drop a Course Without Getting a 'W' on Transcript1

Sunday-Thursday, February 25-March 1

Midterm Exams

Sunday-Thursday,
March 4-8

Spring Break  (No Classes)

Thursday, March 22

Last Day to Drop a Course to Receive a “W” Grade2

Wednesday-Thursday March 28-29

Southern Excursion (No Classes)

Sunday, April 8

Orthodox Easter (No Classes)

Wednesday-Thursday,
April 18-19

Biblical Excursion (No Classes)

Tuesday, May 1

Holiday: Labor Day  (No Classes)

Sunday -Thursday,
April 29-May 3

Final Exams

Sunday-Thursday,
May 6-10

Reflection Week (Classes Meet)

 Thursday, May 10

Final Day of Program

Friday, May 11

Students Depart Jordan3

 

1Students can withdraw from courses on or before this date without receiving a “W” (for withdrawal) grade on his/her transcript, provided he/she is still enrolled for the minimum number of credits required for the AMIDEAST program. Should a student choose to withdraw from a course on or before this date, the course will not appear on the student’s transcript. After this date, no course may be deleted from the student’s permanent AMIDEAST academic record. Courses dropped after this date will appear with the grade of “W” on the transcript.

2 This is the withdrawal deadline. Once the withdrawal deadline has passed, the student may not drop a course to receive a “W” on his/her transcript. After this date, a letter grade will be assigned based on the student’s performance in the course. A student will receive a failing grade (F) if he/she stops attending a course, fails to take a final examination, and/or fails to turn in required work.

3At the end of the AMIDEAST Education Abroad program students are free to travel either back to their home country or to other locations. After the day indicated as the day students depart (typically following the final day of the program), students are responsible for all of their own transportation, housing, insurance, and other logistical arrangements. Students should note that after the departure day noted on the academic calendar, their program-provided insurance coverage will end and they must arrange for accommodations outside of AMIDEAST shared apartments or with AMIDEAST host families.

*Note: Muslim holidays are approximate; precise dates depend on the sighting of the new moon.

 

All dates are subject to change. 

The fall 2018 calendar will be available in early 2018.