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SIT Study Abroad Jordan: Engineering & Design for Sustainable Environments (January Term)
Amman, Jordan (Outgoing Program)
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
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Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Experiential Learning: ITR Field Study, URI Affiliated Program
Program Description:
Program Description:
SIT Study Abroad Jordan: Engineering & Design for Sustainable Environments

Explore human-centered design and technologies for renewable energy, sustainable farming, and water use in arid climates in Jordan.

Jordan is one of the driest countries on the planet and declining rainfall is negatively affecting economic development. In the capital, Amman, you will learn about technologies for sustainable water use and treated wastewater reuse, renewable energy, and organic farming. You will explore human-centered design by developing a project that addresses the needs of a Jordanian community. You will also visit the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and water treatment plants to learn about local and regional issues of arid countries and how scarcity plays a role in the larger dynamics of the Middle East.?In addition, you will be exposed to different perspectives on resource management during the homestay in Amman and field visits with Bedouin families in the desert.


Program Highlights
  • Learn about the issues facing arid countries and their local and regional dynamics.?
  • Explore technologies for sustainable water use and treated wastewater reuse.?
  • Assess the needs of a local community or business to identify an engineering problem.
  • Vist the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, water treatment plants, and Bedouin communities.?

Prerequisites

None, but the online component (Design Project ENGR 3027 - 3 credits) is required to enroll In the J-Term (Design & Innovation in the Social Domain ENGR 3003 – 3 credits).

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