Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates: Jordan

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Program Description

Students with the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability will have the opportunity to study marine ecology at the Red Sea Marine Science Center. Not only will students snorkel in coral reefs, they will have the opportunity to study sub-tropical ecosystems. These are lively reefs with ample marine life including dolphins, eels, turtles, manta rays, hard corals, and over a thousand species of fish. Students will be able to visit the Dead Sea, experience the forests in Ajloun, and wander the deserts in Dana.

This institute provides the opportunity for students to experience all of Jordan from Aqaba in the south to Amman in the north. Students will explore diverse ecosystems including forest, desert, freshwater, marine, and wetland. The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program allows students to learn about environmental sustainability and a variety of aspects of ecology. The Columbia Global Centers is a collaborating partner which allows students to study environmental sustainability, biodiversity, and the ecosystems of Jordan.


1. Gain an in-depth understanding of ecology and sustainability in Jordan our five-week summer study abroad program.
2. Live and study in Jordan while exploring deserts, forests, and the Dead Sea.
3. Along with classroom study, you'll create your own research projects and conduct on-site field studies.
4. Receive six academic credits upon completion of the program through Columbia University.
5. Study marine ecology with interactive labs snorkeling in the coral reefs of Jordan.

What`s Included

Tuition, Room & Board, in-country travel, and program activities.

Need-based fellowships awards are available from EICES in amounts up to $3,000 for all of our 6 credit SEE-U programs.


Ecology, Environmental Studies, Sustainable Development

Program Locations

Amman, Jordan

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  • Jordan: Amman
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Tuition: $9,000 ($1,500 per credit x 6 academic credits); Room & Board: $1,950 (applies to all field-sites); Airfare is not included

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