Students coming from the United States, Canada, and the European Union do not require prior visa clearance. The same applies to all Latin American countries (except for Belize, Colombia, Cuba) and the majority of Asian countries. For further information please check http://www.visitjordan.com/
Upon arrival to Queen Alia International Airport, you can purchase visas as follows:
Single Entry visas valid for one month: 40 JOD (approximately 56 USD)
Double Entry visas valid for three months: 60 JOD (approximately 85 USD)
Multiple Entry visas valid for six months: 120 JOD (approximately 170 USD)
Students can choose from a range of housing options. Sijal has an agreement with the Sydney Hotel, which we recommend for summer students. The Sydney Hotel is approximately a ten-minute walk from Sijal, with very reasonable, discounted prices for the duration of our summer courses. Single, double and multi-bed rooms are all available, breakfast is included, and Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. The discounted monthly rates for Sijal students are as follows:
|Bed in a mixed dorm (6 beds) with shared bathroom||180 JD|
|Bed in a mixed dorm (6 beds) with private bathroom||240 JD|
|Double room with private bathroom||280 JD per person|
|Single room with private bathroom||480 JD|
Additionally, individual and shared apartments are readily available near Sijal and across Amman at competitive rates. Students will be provided with our housing guide and support in finding accommodation prior to their arrival.
Amman is home to hundreds of restaurants offering a diverse selection of cuisines. The city undoubtedly boasts the largest selection in the world of Jordanian and Palestinian dishes, and countless upscale, mid-range, and popular establishments serve Arabic food in all its varieties. American, Armenian, Brazilian, British, Chinese, French, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish restaurants are also dotted across the city, and international fast-food chains abound. Dessert lovers will not be disappointed; Amman is known for its Arabic sweetshops, serving delicious Nabulsi, Jerusalemite, and Damascene confectioneries. There are also numerous ice cream parlors, patisseries, and bakeries.
Prices range from JOD 0.30 for a falafel sandwich to JOD 50+ for a meal with wine in a high-end restaurant. Sijal students benefit from generous discounts in several handpicked establishments.
If you wish to cook at home, you can buy organic fruits and vegetables freshly sourced from the picturesque Ajloun countryside at Al Shams weekly farmers market. The market takes place a few minutes away from Sijal House every Friday. There are also many small vegetable stores nearby, and large international supermarkets are only a short taxi ride away.
Amman is served by a state-of-the-art airport designed by Foster+Partners and opened in 2013. 40 airlines from around the world fly here and there are direct flights to dozens of North American, Asian, European, and African destinations. The city is connected to the rest of Jordan and the surrounding region by a network of highways and major roads. The best way to travel within the city is by cab. Clearly recognizable by their yellow color, taxis are widely available and affordable.
According to a 2008 World Bank study, Jordan is ranked as the top medical healthcare provider in the Arab region, and fifth, around the world. The country won the International Medical Travel Journal’s 2014 medical destination of the year award. There are several major internationally accredited hospitals in Amman. Moreover, the city has several thousand doctors. Sijal maintains a list of recommended doctors who are Fellows of the UK’s Royal College of Surgeons or certified members of specialized American medical boards.