Middle East Studies Program

Highlights
Earn liberal arts credit while engaging in the culture and history of a 6,000 year-old civilization.

Provider: CCCU BestSemester

Location
Amman, Jordan

Courses
All students take three seminar courses and an Arabic course throughout the semester.  Qualified students may receive intercultural practicum credit by special permission with BestSemester.

Transfer Credit Possibilities

*Indicates required course

This chart provides a reference point to possible course substitutions.  All course substitutions require a Course Substitution Form signed and approved by the appropriate department chair(s) and the Registrar’s Office.  Contact the CGE to pick up and submit a Course Substitution Form and request help.

Middle East Studies Program Corban Catalog: 2017/18 and Prior Corban Catalog: 2018/19 Onward
Code Title Credits Code Title Credits Code Title Credits
CO303 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East* 3 CO403 Intercultural Communication 3 CO403 Intercultural Communication 3
CO303 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East* 3 CO403 Intercultural Communication 3 IS Intercultural Studies Elective 3
HU113 Intro to Arabic Language* 4 to 6 HU Foreign Language or Humanities Elective 4 to 6 HU Foreign Language or Humanities Elective 4 to 6
HU300 Islamic Thought and Practice* 3 HU Humanities Elective 3 HU Humanities Elective 3
HU300 Islamic Thought and Practice* 3 TH303 Religious Movements 3 TH303 Religious Movements 3
PH303 Conflict and Change* 4 TH Theology Elective* 3 TH Theology Elective* 3
PH303 Conflict and Change* 4 PH303 History of Philosophy 3 PH303 History of Philosophy 3


More transfer credit options may be available.  All approvals of transfer credit require a signed and completed Course Substitution Form.

Housing
MESP students live in the same family apartment complex as the MESP staff.  All of the apartments are fully furnished and have washing machines, dishwashers, and wireless internet.  All female students share one large apartment, and male students share a second apartment adjacent to the MESP Center. Bedrooms are always shared (3-5 people/room); occupancy varies depending on the size of each semester’s cohort.

Duration
A fourteen-week semester offered in Spring and Fall

Program Dates

Fall 2018: Aug 27 – Dec 7

Spring 2019: Jan 9 – Apr 20

Fall 2019: Aug 26 – Dec 6

Cost
$15,700 (2018-19)

BestSemester Application Requirements for MESP

  1. 2.75 GPA
  2. Sophomore, junior or senior at the time of matriculation
  3. A completed online application form
  4. $50 application fee (payable by check or credit card)
  5. 1 faculty references (online)
  6. 1 character reference (online)
  7. Forms (Download at http://www.bestsemester.com/apply/required-campus-application-forms)
    • Official transcript(s) of all college course work
    • Certification form (signed by the Corban University Registrar and the Associate Director of the Center for Global Engagement)
    • Social/behavioral standing verification form (signed by the Corban University Dean of Student Life)
  8. Non-refundable $300 confirmation fee

Additional Corban University Application Requirements for MESP

  1. Study Abroad Pre-application
  2. Course Substitution Form

Due Dates

Fall Applications
Applications reviewed until Jun 1, or until all spots are filled.

Spring Applications
Applications reviewed until Nov 1, or until all spots are filled.

Website
http://www.bestsemester.com/locations-and-programs/middle-east

More Information
Center for Global Engagement
Academic Center 5517
Phone: 503-589-8154
Email: global@corban.edu

 

 

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