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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Study Abroad: Education Sources: Jordan

This guide is intended for a study abroad course at the College of Education.

Map of Jordan

Travel Information

The U.S. Department of State provides information on traveling to various countries, including passport and visa requirements. Further information about Jordan can be found on their website.

Arabic Language

Rosetta Stone

This online language learning tools is available through the Literature and Languages Library, under their quick-links section.

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East

Over 200,000 Palestinian refugees are enrolled in elementary through secondary school in Jordan. UNRWA provides support to these populations and runs a number of schools throughout Jordan.

Natural Disasters and School Emergency Drills

Droughts and Extreme Heat: These two natural disasters are becoming more common in Jordan as the climate changes. Temperatures are rising and water is becoming scarcer, causing the two phenomenon to intensity.

Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Jordan is located on the Dead Sea Transform (DST) fault, hence there are periodic earthquakes in the country. There are also volcanic fields located in Harrat al-Sham, in northeastern Jordan.

Flooding and Landslides: Flooding, particularly flash floods, and landslides are common natural hazards in Jordan. Please monitor the local news for relevant information.

Jordan's Ministry of Education

Jordan's Ministry of Education's website provides detailed information about the system's organization, mission, annual statistics, and policies in both English and Arabic. Resources are available to those at all levels of education -- students, parents, and educators. The Darsak Platform is a free online learning environment for students in Jordan created to lessen barriers for those wanting to continue their education from home.

Information on the Education System

World Data on Education: Seventh Edition 2010-2011

UNESCO: Jordan

  • UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, provides detailed reports on countries based on their Sustainable Development Goals. Statistical data is also available for: Education and Literacy, Science Technology and Innovation, and Culture.

History and Cultural Norms

CIA World Factbook: Jordan

For more general information about the country of Jordan, try the CIA World Factbook. This resource provides information about the geography of the country, including natural hazards. Some educational information is included underneath the "People and Society" section.

For more information about the history and cultural norms of India search the library's catalog.

Try searching using the following keywords:

  • Jordan -- social life and customs
  • Jordan -- education
  • Ethnology -- Jordan
  • Jordan -- History