Summer Programs For High School Students

Travel abroad to the Middle East this summer!

Offered through the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University, this 3-week immersion program offers high school students a chance to:


  • Expand your understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East.
  • Visit natural, historical, and cultural landmarks throughout Jordan.
  • Develop writing, research, and critical thinking skills necessary for success in college.
  • Earn a Columbia University Statement of Attendance and written evaluations from Columbia-affiliated teachers.

This program combines substantive reading and coursework with firsthand experience in an Arab country. Students will live and study at King’s Academy in Manja, Jordan, and travel extensively throughout Jordan with a variety of local guides and organizations. Participants emerge with a working knowledge of the history and cultures of the modern Arab world, phrases in conversational Arabic, valuable skills applicable in any academic context, and unforgettable experiences of life in Jordan.

Application Deadline: March 9, 2016

The $80 application fee is waived for students who apply by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on February 3, 2016.


Click here for more information and to apply.


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