“No matter the place we were, a factor that remained constant during the trip was people’s smiles."

Jordan is a politically stable country that traditionally has had close relations with the United States and the United Kingdom. It is the center of a geographically and culturally diverse region, and home to some of the world's most important historical and religious sites.

The program is housed at King's Academy, in Manja, Jordan, on the outskirts of the capital city of Amman, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. King's Academy opened in fall 2007 and is the first co-educational boarding school in the Arab world. It was established by His Majesty King Abdullah II, who modeled the school after Deerfield Academy, the Massachusetts prep school that he attended in the late 1970s. The innovative environment and curriculum of King's Academy aims to support and reflect the history and culture of Jordan, to promote principles of peace and global citizenship, and to foster deep respect for and devotion to learning.

During their time at King's Academy, students enjoy access to its beautiful grounds and spacious fitness center, which includes weight rooms, basketball courts, swimming pool, and soccer fields. Classrooms and the library are media-ready, and the serene spiritual center is available for students 24 hours a day.