|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Program Sponsor:||CET Academic Programs|
|Restrictions:||F&M applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2020||10/01/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of F&M approval for this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Language of Instruction:||Arabic, English||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
|Term:||Fall, Spring, Summer||
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|Program Advisor:||Dean Sue Mennicke||Area of Study:||Arabic, Government, History, International Studies|
|Program Type:||Direct Enrollment at Local University, Study Center|
Flexibility in Designing Your Studies
Learning Arabic is not a one-size-fits-all process. Yes, all students take Modern Standard Arabic and the appropriate level of Jordanian or Levantine Dialect, but assignments and activities are adjusted to meet individual learning styles. Whether your background is in public health or anthropology, whether you prefer one-on-one instruction or group projects, we customize the program to fit your needs.
Total Arabic Immersion
You’ll take a full load of Arabic language classes, live with a local roommate, meet with an Arabic language partner, attend language activities, and even uphold a full-time language pledge. It won’t be easy, but when Arabic starts pouring out of your mouth without your thinking about it, we think you’ll agree that it was well worth the effort.
Community Approach to City Living
One of the hard parts of studying abroad is finding a community overseas. But don’t worry—CET sets that up for you from day one. You’ll enter into a supportive network of staff, teachers, roommates, and peers who care about both your progress in the program and your well-being. And after you’ve successfully completed your program, our alumni network is there to welcome you home.
Franklin & Marshall Academic Policy
F&M requires all students to enroll in a full course load at the host institution or off-campus study program. You can typically find this information on the program partner's website. In many cases, this will be four or five courses for a semester. Many programs grant course credit in U.S. semester credit hours. Franklin & Marshall will award four F&M course credits for a total of 15 or 16 U.S. semester credit hours. If the total number of credits for your program is more than 16 or less than 15, divide the total number by four to find out how many course credits you will receive (this includes summer study).
Courses on off-campus study programs must be taken for a letter grade, not on a pass/no pass basis. Grades from off-campus study program courses will appear on your Franklin & Marshall transcript, but they will not be calculated into your cumulative GPA.
Courses taken off-campus may be able to satisfy major, minor, language or distribution requirements (Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Non-Western Cultures or Natural Science Lab) in addition to general elective credit. Courses may fulfill more than one requirement. Please note that Franklin & Marshall cannot issue transfer credit for a course taken in a department that is not represented at the College. If a course does not clearly fall under a department, the off-campus study advising staff can help you determine whether or not it can be accepted for credit.
Franklin & Marshall Housing Policy
Housing options during your off-campus study program will vary by program. Some programs may allow students to choose their housing option; other programs require all students to live in a certain type of housing. Typical housing arrangements may include apartments, homestays, or on-campus housing at a local university. Please visit the program homepage to determine your program's housing options or requirements.
Please note that some programs may offer students the option to pursue independent housing (outside of the regular housing options provided by the program). F&M does not allow students to choose independent housing unless there is a significant academic or cultural reason (such as wanting to live in a homestay when only apartment housing is provided). Independent housing carries many risks and F&M and the program provider cannot provide any support to students who pursue independent housing. Students who are interested in pursuing independent housing will need to contact their off-campus study adviser to petition for approval to pursue this option.
Financial Policy, Financial Aid and Scholarships
During the academic year, students will continue to be eligible for financial aid during a term of off-campus study. This includes federal and state loans and Franklin & Marshall merit scholarships and need-based grants. In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Franklin & Marshall tuition, cost of housing and meals from the off-campus study program, and an allowance for books and personal expenses. Your annual estimated family contribution as generated by your FAFSA will remain the same regardless of program costs. Students who receive Grant-in-Aid benefits will continue to access these benefits for the semester off-campus. This benefit is only available to students of eligible full-time F&M faculty and staff.
Students may be eligible for additional scholarships outside of F&M, please review the Scholarships section of the website for more information.