2016 TechGirls Program (Deadline to apply: February 20, 2016)

Jordanian Secondary School female students are invited to apply for this year’s TechGirls program. In summer 2016, approximately 27 young women from select countries in the Middle East and North Africa will travel to the United States for a four-week, intensive exchange focused on promoting the high-level study of technology.  The centerpiece of the exchange ...
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Elevated Security Concerns

Within the last year, Jordanian authorities have notified the U.S. Embassy of several disrupted terrorist plots targeting U.S. citizens and Westerners.  In each case, those responsible have been arrested by Jordanian security services, and investigations are ongoing.  We have no information of any current, specific threats against Americans at this time.  However, the U.S. Embassy ...
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The Between the Lines Program at the University of Iowa

Deadline to Apply: February 14, 2016. Between the Lines (BTL) is a summer creative writing program that brings together young writers (between 16 and 19 years of age) from the across the world and American students for cultural exchange and enrichment. The Department of State is pleased to once again partner with the University of ...
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Summer Work & Travel 2018

What is the Summer Work and Travel Program (SWT)? The  Summer Work and Travel program  is designed for foreign post-secondary students to enter the United States on a nonimmigrant visa to work and travel for a maximum of four months during their summer vacation. Last year over 450 Jordanian students received Summer Work and Travel visas. Most participants typically work ...
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Women in Science Hall of Fame – 2011

Women in Science Hall of Fame – 2011 Reem Hamdan Embassy Amman Ansam Sawalha Consulate Jerusalem Nesreen Ghaddar Embassy Beirut Director of the Planning & Studies Department at Jordan’s Electricity Distribution Company Dean for The Faculty of Pharmacy at An-Najah National University and the Director of Poison Control and Drug Information Center (PCDIC) Associate Provost ...
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Women in Science Hall of Fame – 2012

The Middle East and North Africa Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Office initiated a Women in Science Hall of Fame in 2010 to honor outstanding female scientists throughout the region.  A dozen women were selected for their accomplishments.  These role models should inspire girls to study science and pursue scientific careers.   Women in Science ...
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Women in Science Hall of Fame – 2013

The Department of State initiated a Women in Science Hall of Fame in 2010 to honor outstanding female scientists throughout the Middle East and North Africa.  New hall of fame members are selected annually for their accomplishments, and we hope to develop a strong network of professional women scientists across the region.  These role models ...
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2016 TechWomen Program

The U.S. Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce the 2016 TechWomen program, an initiative of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to encourage and support women engaged in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields from the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa. The program will take place over the ...
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Inauguration of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation for the Conservation and Rehabilitation of the Roman Aqueduct of Gadara-Jordan

The U.S. Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce the award of a $160,000 grant to the Faculty of Archeology and Anthropology of Yarmouk University for the conservation and rehabilitation of the Roman Aqueduct of Gadara in Umm Qais.  The award was made possible through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) which supports the ...
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