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FY@broad Jordan: International Travel for First Year Students
Amman, Jordan
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: DePaul University applicants only
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Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: First-year
Living Arrangements: Lodge, Residence Hall Language of Instruction: English
Prerequisite: WRD 103 Liberal Studies Domain: Focal Point
Program Description:

Jordan DePaul University believes that students should start on the path to global citizenry early. We hope to open new doors to the world and help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes that prepare them for lives and careers in our increasingly globalized world. FY@broad programs are just one of many international learning experiences for students while at DePaul. FY@broad programs combine first-year coursework with travel to enhance students' learning about particular topics. At the end of their winter quarter program class, students travel with one of DePaul's outstanding and internationally experienced faculty to see the very sites they've read and written about in the course. Travel takes place during spring break, lasts approximately 7-10 days, and is worth an additional 2 credit hours. 

Please note: While priority is given to first-year students on the FY@broad programs, sophomores may also apply if they were unable to complete the Focal Point Seminar in their first year due to inflexible class scheduling in their major.


* LSP 112 - Crypts and Castles: "Jordan" in World History, taught by Dr. Warren Schultz, uses archaeology, anthropology, and geography to uncover past and present experiences of what is now the country of Jordan. Specifically, students in this course discuss the impacts that artifacts, key events, and important players had in shaping the region. During travel, students spend time in the capital city of Amman, as well as various archeological sites. Locations include the ancient cities of Jerash and Ajlun, the desert castles of Harranah and Amra, the Dead Sea, Mt. Nebo, and the famed archeological site of Petra.

Students will also receive two credit hours for ANT 397- Travel/Study.

* In place of LSP 112, Honors students receive credit for HON 102 - History in Global Contexts.

**The prerequisite for this program is WRD 103.

**Honor's students must complete HON 100 as a prerequisite for this program. Please note: If you have AP Language and Composition credit, you will already have course credit for WRD 103.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.


All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the students regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click here for the program fee for your program.  Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy.


Students interested in this program may apply for Short-Term Program and FY@broad scholarships. For more scholarship information, please click here.


If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the countrys local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students on the FY Jordan program DO need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. The Study Abroad Program will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.


Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor Cara Miller at  or visit during your advisor’s open advising hours.


Warren Schultz
Warren Schultz
Department of History

Dear First Year Students, Parents and Family,

Thank you for your interest in "Crypts and Castles: 'Jordan' in World History," one of the four exciting options in DePaul's new FY@broad program. Your interest indicates a healthy sense of adventure, promising curiosity and foresight into the skills you'll need to navigate the world. What better time to develop the global skills than from year one. I look forward to sharing this experience with you.

My name is Warren Schultz and I am a Professor of History at DePaul University. This FY@broad program to, and about, Jordan combines my experiences in the region and my teaching background. I am an historian who specializes in the history of the Middle East. I know Arabic, and have lived, studied, traveled, or taught in Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Morocco, Yemen and Turkey. I've previously taken groups of DePaul students to Morocco and to Turkey.

Jordan is a fascinating place to explore! While the modern country of Jordan is young, the area within its borders has experienced many of the major developments in world history, from stone-age settlements to twentieth-century urban development and most everything in between. After an intensive winter quarter course here at DePaul, participants will spend spring break on site, staying first in Amman, the capital, and then in Petra, the Nabataean site made famous by the third Indiana Jones movie.

As a scholar of the Middle East as well as a frequent traveler to this region, I am well aware of your safety concerns. DePaul University, let alone my family, would not consider letting me direct a study abroad program if we did not believe it was safe. DePaul's International Programs Office monitors the safety and security in program locations and will reroute, reschedule or cancel programs when necessary. Due to our consideration of safety in the planning stages we've rarely had to change programs. We select our itineraries, housing and routes with safety as a primary concern. Students are informed of the emergency plan in place for the program and a calling tree is established. We purchase study abroad health insurance for students and the co-directors are with the students daily. If you have particular concerns about any of this, I would be happy to answer your questions.

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions about our program.


Warren C. Schultz, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Professor, Department of History
990 W. Fullerton Ave., Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60614
Telephone: (773) 325-1561
Fax: (773) 325-4764


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This program is currently not accepting applications.