International Relations Office

About

The International Relations Office (IRO) was established at PSUT as a response to its new strategy which places international relations at the top of its priorities. This strategy recognizes that internationalization stretches across all the different university portfolios with the objective of developing an internationalization culture and institutional capacity through the transfer of know-how and good practice.

Strong international relations greatly assist the innovative reach of PSUT and enable it to formulate meaningful research and exchange partnerships that provide access to resources and knowledge from the best institutions the world over.

The IRO currently oversees and manages agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and constantly seeks new international linkages and partnerships.

The office also carries out a number of activities which include the organization of quality conferences, workshops and seminars which complement its main role as for a key driver of internationalization strategies for the university.

IRO Functions

  1. Developing an internationalization culture through cooperative regional actions.
  2. Providing appropriate knowledge, means, and methods to improve internationalization actions of MEDA partner country institutions.
  3. Creating a recognized regional network for good practice transfer.
  4. Managing external projects for the university -Follow-up of all agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOU).
  5. Maintaining the university’s international contacts.
  6. Supervising and counseling guest researchers and lecturers and international students who plan to carry out their studies or research at PSUT.
  7. Advising PSUT students who wish to study or join internship programs abroad.

Responsibilities

  • Coordination and implementation of all activities related to the establishment and maintenance of exchange agreements with universities abroad.
  • Providing administrative support for the exchange of students and faculty members with universities abroad.
  • Receiving and organising programmes for exchange students from PSUT partner institutions abroad.

Activities

  • Processing of applications for study abroad for PSUT students.
  • Processing applications of international students wishing to visit and register at PSUT.
  • Providing academic advise, arranging summer school activities, and , assisting in arranging suitable accommodation for international students.

Services

  1. Gathering and maintaining a database of all courses offered in the Arabic language at PSUT.
  2. Providing information to PSUT faculty and students about agreements with partner universities.
  3. Creating brochures and guides for PSUT use and external stakeholders about the university and its academic and non-academic services.
  4. Maintaining a library of course catalogues, information brochures and other material from partner institutions -Maintaining a searchable database of travel reports prepared by PSUT students.
  5. Maintaining up-to-date reference material on international study programs, including scholarships.
  6. Establishing and developing an internationalization culture through cooperative regional actions.
Global Partnerships & Agreements
  1. Bir Network, USA

  2. Institute of International Education (IIE), USA

  3. Florida Institute of Technology, USA

  4. Towson University, USA

  5. Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), USA

  6. University of Bridgeport, USA

  7. International Studies Abroad, USA

  8. Oakland University, USA

  9. George Mason University, USA

  10. Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne, USA

  11. University of Bridgeport, USA

  12. Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, California), USA

  13. University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, New Brunswick), Canada

  14. University of Windsor, Canada

  15. University of Lancaster, UK

  16. Durham University, UK

  17. Coventry University, UK

  18. INSEEC MSc and MBA Paris Campus, France

  19. Aix Marseillle Universite, France

  20. SAP® University Alliances, Germany

  21. Ulm University, Germany

  22. The International Center for Innovation in Education, Germany

  23. Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

  24. Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

  25. Technical University of Graz – Institute of Information Systems and Computer Media (IICM), Austria

  26. Universitaet Hasselt (Diepenbeek), Belgium

  27. Springer Science+Media, BV, Netherlands

  28. University of Barcelona, Spain

  29. University of Cadiz, Calle Ancha, Spain

  30. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia), Spain

  31. Universidad de Alermia – UAL, Spain

  32. Link Campus University, Italy

  33. University of Cassino and the Southern Lazio, Italy

  34. AIT - Athens Information Technology Center of Excellence for Research & Education, Greece

  35. University of Porto, Portugal

  36. Duzce University, Turykey

  37. Canik Basari University, Turkey

  38. Middle East Technical University, Turkey

  39. Bilkent University, Turkey

  40. Sirnak University, Turkey

  41. Information and Communications University, Korea

  42. Hasanuddin University - HU, Indonesia

  43. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia - USIM, Malaysia

  44. Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia

  45. Southern Federal University, Russia

  46. Peoples’ Friendship University, Russia

  47. Soochow University, Taiwan

  48. Academy of Scientific Research & Technology - ASRT, Egypt

  49. Helwan University, Egypt

  50. Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia

Jordan

  1. صندوق الملك عبد الله الثاني للتنمية

  2. Na3m Games

  3. Sustainability of Excellence

  4. Jordan Libraries Association

  5. Migrate Business Services

  6. ALNADA Business Development Company

  7. LG Electronics Levant

  8. جمعية المنح الدراسية الأردنية للطالبات الأردنييات

  9. Ruwad Academy

  10. RAM for Global Electronic Education Services (RAM/GEES)

  11. Mitsubishi Corporation

  12. German Jordanian University, Jordan

  13. SMT Center

  14. R.A.M. Information Technology Company (Ra Alef Meem for Information Technology)

  15. Emerging Markets Payments (EMP)

  16. Al Manhal Technologies

  17. Dale Carnegie Training (Asas for Training and Skills Development)

  18. Housing Bank

  19. Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan (through the Mitsubishi Jordan branch)

  20. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources

  21. Royal Jordanian Geographic Center

  22. Institute of Public Administration

  23. Maahad Al-idara Al-aamaa

  24. Higher Council for Youth

  25. King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB)

  26. Modern Language Center

  27. Al Ahliyya Amman University, Jordan

  28. British Council

  29. Jordan Education Initiative (JEI), Jordan

  30. Business Development Center (Maharat)

  31. SCOPI Academy

  32. Representative of the European Business Competence License in Jordan

  33. Doseyeh for E-Learning Portals

  34. Grapheast Jordan

  35. Jordanian Renewable Energy Society ESTEDAMA

  36. E-Sense (Engineering Sense)

  37. Electronic Health Solutions (Hakeem)

  38. Specialized Technical Services (STS)

  39. Marefa Arab Electronic Database

  40. Jordan Telecom Group (Orange Jordan) & Royal Scientific Society

  41. Jordan Book Center

  42. Note: This agreement for the PSUT library and not academic. 

  43. Jordan Telecom Group (Orange Jordan)

  44. Hussein bin Talal University (Maan), Jordan

  45. University Bookshop (Kazem Kutob & Co.)

  46. Applied Scientific Research Fund (ASRF)

  47. El Hassan Business Park – Intellectual Property Commercialization Office

  48. JTronix (Jordan Electronics)

  49. MADA Communications

  50. Jordan Computer Society

  51. The Arab Foundation for Sustainable Development (Ruwwad)

  52. Cisco Systems Networking Academy, CISCO Corp, CISCO Systems

  53. British Council

  54. urham University Charity Komittee (DUCK)

    El-Hassan Youth Award

  55. adia Research and Development Center

    Al Markaz Al Urduni Libina'a Al Ma'rifi

  56. Huawei Tech Investment Co. (Jordan Branch)

  57. Global Professional Training

  58. SYBASE-TIS

  59. Rubicon Group Holding

  60. Sketch in Motion

  61. ACM Arab Collegiate Programming Contest

  62. Markaz Al Ab'aad Lidirasat Wal Tadrib

  63. AMIDEAST (America-Mideast Educational and Training Services)

  64. Sharekat Agenda Consulting and Human Resource Development LLC M.M.

  65. Jordan Book Center

  66. Microsoft Corp, Microsoft Jordan

  67. Jubilee School

  68. Huawei Tech Investment Co. (Dubai branch)

  69. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh-ICT Academy

  70. UNIFEM, (Arab States Regional Office)

  71. Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Scientific Research

NON-ACADEMIC AGREEMENTS & CONTRACTS

  1. Springer

  2. The Royal Society

  3. Institute of International Education

 

 

 

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

About

CIEE is a non-profit, non-governmental international exchange organization. For over 60 years, our mission has been: "to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world." We develop and administer programs, advocate for the advancement of international education, and build knowledge through CIEE research, publications, and conferences.

For U.S. students, faculty, and administrators, CIEE offers programs including study abroad, teach abroad, and faculty development seminars. For those interested in coming to the U.S. on an exchange program, options range from high school programs to J-1 work and internship opportunities. Click on the links above to learn more

CIEE Amman

Through intensive Arabic language training, a challenging, comprehensive academic program, and a variety of cultural activities and excursions, study abroad in Amman gives students greater insight into the Middle East, and a truly unique Jordanian experience.

Study abroad in Jordan will:

  • Improve student’s Arabic in intensive language courses in modern standard and colloquial Jordanian Arabic
  • A students can choose from a variety of area studies courses in English and learn about political and cultural issues from guest lecturers
  • Interact with local university students and improve own Arabic through a peer tutor program and target language clubs
  • Visit important archaeological and natural sites in Jordan including Petra, the Dead Sea, or biblical sites
  • Students have a range of volunteer activities

Agreements

Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) signed a student exchange agreement with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). CIEE is a non-profit, non-governmental organization for international exchange, with over 325 member institutions, headquartered in Portland, Maine. Its main mandate is to develop and administer programs, advocate for the advancement of international education, and build knowledge through research, publications, and conferences.

PSUT, in its effort to offer the best possible educational experience welcomes the excellent opportunity this agreement will provide for intercultural exchange and interaction between its students and those from diverse American universities enrolling in programs at PSUT, which will be jointly taught by CIEE and PSUT faculty.

At the signing ceremony Prof. Issa Batarseh, President of PSUT, remarked that “The globalization phenomenon has made it imperative that universities like PSUT encourage student exchange and interaction as absolutely essential elements for a truly universal and diverse academic experience. Such exchanges potentially lead to win-win partnerships in collaborative research, improvement of program quality and understanding cross-cultural trends and mindsets.  We are very optimistic that our partnership with CIEE will have exactly these beneficial results. Our aim is to promote synergetic integration among students on both sides to ensure a rich academic and cultural experience”.   

Statistics

Statistical CIEE students by Nationality from 2013-2014:

Nationality Number of Students
USA 318
Canada 2
China 0
Colombia 1
Denmark 1
UK 1
Indonisia 1
France 1
South Korea 1
Norway 1
Romania 1
Switzerland 1
Singapore 1
Turkey 1
Total 331
 

Success Stories

Learning a new language is always a challenge. From grammatical rules, to pronouncing words, to simply memorizing vocabulary, everything seems daunting and difficult. But making the decision to immerse myself in Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) in Jordan, has caused me to appreciate and love the Arabic language.

Eric Wong, University of California-EAP

 

Contact Us;

CIEE Coordinator

Reema AlAreeni

E-MAIL; r,reeni@psut.edu.jo

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Contact Us

Ms. Leila Rawashdeh

Director, International Relations Office


Email: int.rel.off@psut.edu.jo

Phone: 962 (0​)6 5359949 - Extension# 428