Welcome to the Culture Program at the Middle East Plus
The Culture program has been made to introduce students to the culture such as location, information, food, music and dance of the country.
If you have ever wanted to give back to the community you are staying in, while learning tons of cultural nuances and information, then this is the program for you. Every Saturday, in partnership with the JORDAN Youth Innovation Forum, we offer students the opportunity to volunteer within the youth community of our country. Not only will you get to meet the youth that will shape the future of the Middle East, but you will get plenty of opportunities to practice your language studies and engage in community projects that will better the lives of others. This is a truly meaningful opportunity, that will not only benefit those you are helping, but your family as well as you experience a different point of view. We have their programs available, and strive to meet the needs of both our community and our students by working in harmony. (Some long term volunteering programs in the refugee camps available for our students). This is the best opportunity to learn about the country from the inside out, while making a difference in the lives of others.
We also offer weekends tours to visit (Petra, Dead Sea, wadi rum, aqaba, mount Nebo, Jerash). You will be able to experience the culture and the history of each of these esteemed locations, allowing you to experience the history, the food and the views of our country, helping you to gain a deeper insight into the nation and that of the Middle East. It is a fantastic way to get to know the land that you are staying in and you are sure to learn vast amounts of cultural information on each of your visits and trips around on the weekend. This is handy for students engaging in a full semester of learning, as you will be able to see almost all of the locations over the course of your studies, giving you greater depth and breadth.
Every Tuesday (5:30 – 9:30 PM) - including the dinner. (10 JD per person for ME+ Students, 15 JD per person for Non ME+ Students). These cooking classes give you the chance to learn the true cuisine of the country. It is a joy to experience the thrill of cooking your own, exotic and traditional food, and it is something that you will be able to carry with you always, regardless of where you travel to. The ability to learn how to cook authentic food from a nation is always a plus, and allows you to steep yourself deeper into the history of the country and the people that live there. If you are seeking to stay in the country, this is very handy knowledge that will serve you well. If you are seeking to entertain foreign dignitaries, then this intimate knowledge of the food will stand you in good stead and give you the edge. And if you are purely curious, then this is knowledge that you don’t want to miss out on!
Dabkeh (a Cultural Dance) Room
Once you have learn the location, information and food of the country, the only thing left is the music and dance side of the country. This activity gives you the insight you need into the very best cultural activity of the country, traditional dance and music. By taking part in the cultural dances of the country, you can imbed yourself deep into the history of our country, and learn it from the point of a native to the country, not that of a foreigner.