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  • Locations: Amman, Jordan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Apartment
Areas of Study: Arabic, Arabic Language and Literature, International Studies, Middle Eastern Studies Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-graduate student, 6-other
Program Type: study abroad Language of Instruction: Arabic
Program: Direct
Program Description:

Study Modern Standard Arabic at MALIC, the Modern Arabic Language International Center, in Amman, Jordan.  MALIC's program includes housing in apartments or home stays in Amman, excursions, one-on-one tutorials, and cultural activities.

Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s).

All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students.  Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students).  UM Students receiving aid from the State of Mississippi may be required to take 15 hours during a semester.  Generally, students earn 16 - 20 credits in the semester, and summer students will earn 5 - 9 credits depending on the length of the program.  Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad.  All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale.  There is no Pass/Fail.

Students have the option of living in housing arranged by MALIC in apartments near the language center or choosing a home stay.  The home stay includes meals so the cost is higher than the apartment cost.  Students can also search for independent housing in Amman.

For the MALIC semester program, students are responsible for paying:
  • Apartment Option: Current MALIC tuition, housing in apartment, textbooks, program fees, excursions, cultural activities ($6,330)
  • Home Stay Option: Current MALIC tuition, housing in home stay, meals with family, textbooks, program fees, excursions, cultural activities, and program fees - limited availability for an additional cost
  • UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance, currently $1,260)
Travel expenses, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student and varies by student)

For the MALIC summer program, students are responsible for paying:
  • Current MALIC tuition, housing in apartment, program fees, two included excursions, cultural activities, UM study abroad fee, international health insurance: $5,176
Travel expenses, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student and varies by student)

Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee. 

Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA.  Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.

Non-UM students must be admitted to the University of Mississippi as visiting students by Applying Here.  Applications can be submitted on the Study Abroad website before or after being admitted to UM.

In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs.  All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad.  Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.

For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator. 

MALIC Website

Call 662-915-1508 or email to schedule an appointment. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/04/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020 03/04/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/04/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/03/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.