Planning a short-term study tour to the Middle East for students or faculty?
ACOR is your ideal home base in Jordan.
ACOR is a pleasant, secure location tailored for housing short-term educational programs that aim to bring international students to Jordan for area studies, language studies, or volunteer service. Here are the basics of what ACOR has to offer:
- Affordable accommodation in the scholars’ hostel, where the per-person rate includes breakfast and lunch
- Wireless internet throughout the building
- For rent, a large, A/V-equipped classroom to comfortably hold closed-door workshops or seminars for groups up to thirty people
Guests in the ACOR hostel stay in basic but comfortable rooms, each with a private bathroom, and live in the facility in an independent fashion. Can’t sleep and wish you had something to read? ACOR guests also have unrestricted, 24-hour access to the ACOR Library, which contains over 40,000 volumes and periodicals.
“The facilities are first class, the environment is very collegial,
the interface with users is strong and supportive, and
the pricing is very reasonable (and the food is excellent too!)”
– Jim Wright, Westmont University
Additional assistance ACOR can provide, if requested:
- Connecting your group to Jordanian travel companies to successfully organize all aspects of your program around Jordan and the region
- Identifying and securing local experts as guest speakers on a range of topics
- Arranging private and group Arabic language tutoring at whatever level of ability
- Helping to obtain visas for specific program participants (if required)
“Staff were excellent and very helpful to our students.
We plan to stay at ACOR every time we are in Jordan”
– John Macfarlane, Utah Valley University
ACOR takes pride in its roles of expanding knowledge, helping to advance new research, and enabling students and faculty from all backgrounds to gain meaningful, on-the-ground abroad experience in the Middle East. Accordingly, ACOR is always looking for new educational partners, in addition to maintaining and strengthening its existing relationships.
“I absolutely would recommend to other groups to stay at the hostel.”
– Kate McClellan, Fulbright-Hayes scholar , Mississippi State University
Some of the many academic groups who chose to stay at ACOR:
- Ghent University, Belgium – students pursuing the Master of Conflict and Development at Ghent University may choose to participate in an annual spring trip to Jordan where the student group resides at ACOR. The program incorporates organized lectures as well as independent small research projects that the students execute during their stay in Jordan.
- Georgetown University student group in 2015
- Oberlin Music Conservatory student group – annually since 2016