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Summer 2020 with Professor Tracy: Ancient Literature/Heritage to Jordan

Mountain temple in Jordan

Engl 3025: Ancient Literature and Heritage (3 credits)

Program dates: June 11, 2020 - June 21, 2020

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At the end of June 2020, join English Studies Associate Professor Dr. Kisha Tracy on a 10-day trip of a lifetime to discover the rich cultural heritage and history of the Kingdom of Jordan. Students will visit the famous archaeological sites of Petra, Jerash, and Tal Hisben. Students will explore the fascinating city of Amman, swim in the Dead Sea, and experience the holy sites of Mount Nebo and Bethany Beyond Jordan.

Estimated Price: $3,800

Price includes: airfare, accommodations, on the ground transportation, health/safety resources/orientation, admission fees to museums, most meals, health insurance, etc.

Doesn't Include: Personal expenses, $924.00 for a GCE Undergraduate Summer Course Costs 

*All students, ALFA, alumni, and participants of this program are required to pay the GCE cost of taking a Fitchburg State University course

Payment Schedule:

February 6, 2020 = $1,000.00
(Non- Refundable) 

February 14th, 2020 = $1,400.00

March 13th, 2020$1,400.00


Registration starts on April 13th 2020. 

April 13, 2020= $924.00          



*Prices and dates are subject to change

Payments will be charged to your account and can be paid online or at Student Accounts in the Anthony Building



$924.00 for a GCE Undergraduate Summer Course Costs 


  Location Itinerary Brief
June 11th Amman, Jordan Arrive in Amman Thursday night, check into hotels
June 12th Amman, Jordan Welcome and Instruction; City tour, citadel, night markets
June 13th Jerash, Madaba
Morning: visit ancient site of Jerash, lunch near site
Afternoon: drive to Madaba, visit Church map and archaeological park; dinner at Haret Jdoudna
June 14th Madaba, Petra
Morning: visit at Tall Hisban w/Sela Team w/lunch
Afternoon: drive to Petra
June 15th Petra (All Day) Petra all day: Sela project visit, lunch, explore site
June 16th Petra to Wadi Rum
Morning: Petra (morning to explore)
Afternoon: drive to Wadi Rum
June 17th Wadi Rum (All Day) All day: Wadi Rum. including jeep tour of park and heritage sites
June 18th Wadi Rum, Karak, Dead Sea
Morning: drive to and visit Crusade Castle Karak
Afternoon: drive to Dead Sea
June 19th   Free Day
June 20th Dead Sea, Baptismal site
Morning: visit to Baptismal Site
Afternoon: visit Dead Sea
June 21th Mt Nebo, Amman
Morning: drive to and visit Mount Nebo
Afternoon: back to Amman
June 22nd Amman
Free day in Amman

Want to swim in the Dead Sea? Stay in a Bedouin tent under the desert stars? Visit some of the oldest sites in the world? Walk around a Crusader castle? Talk with Jordanian archaeologists and students behind-the-scenes at Petra (of Indiana Jones fame!)? Explore the sites where multiple heritages interact together? Eat traditional food? Wander an open air market in Amman? Look down on the River Jordan from a mountaintop Moses stood upon? See Jesus of Nazareth’s baptismal site?

You can do all of this and MUCH more in June 2020! ENGL 3025 English Studies Abroad has partnered with the Integrated Heritage Project (IHP), a nonprofit dedicated to community development and heritage preservation through education, to bring you a study abroad trip of a lifetime to the country of Jordan!

If you also take the course associated with this study abroad, before we go, we will study the ancient and medieval literature, culture, and heritage of Jordan and neighboring areas. Then, when we travel to this very safe country (Jordan has a higher Global Peace Index than the United States!), we will experience this culture and heritage firsthand under the expert guidance of Erin Linn, Executive Director of the Integrated Heritage Project, and Dr. Kisha Tracy, Associate Professor of English Studies at Fitchburg State.

Is Jordan safe for travel?

Yes. Fitchburg State University follows the US Department of State's Advisories. We are constantly monitoring the situation in Jordan and surrounding countries with the on-site provider, Integrated Heritage Project.

Yes! For a full discussion of the safety of Jordan, see the Bucket List Company website.

Does the course meet any requirements?

ENGL 3025 meets the literature (LIT) and global diversity arts (GDA) LAS requirements. English Studies literature majors and minors may also use it for other program requirements with permission of instructor and department chair.