Learn the Map
Jordan's Map, An Overview
Course host Zaid Shiyyab from the Jordan Tourism Board introduces himself and the country of Jordan, jumping right into a breakdown of Jordan’s maps and geography.
Get to know Jordan’s capital city, Amman, with a map breakdown including its most notable landmarks and neighborhoods.
The Story of Jordan
A Brief History of Jordan
Learn the story of Jordan by exploring the many civilizations that ruled the country's lands throughout history, from the Nabataeans to the Ottoman Empire to today.
The Religious Significance of Jordan
Explore Jordan’s religious significance through its most notable Christian and Muslim landmarks.
Get to know Jordan’s modern culture with a trip through the streets of Amman. Learn how to stay safe, show respect, and more!
Before You Go
Before You Go
Plan ahead for your trip to Jordan with the helpful tips and tricks included in this lesson. Learn about the Jordan Pass, get an overview of your communication, transportation, accommodation options, and more!
Basic Arabic Phrases
Learn some basic Arabic phrases to prepare you for your trip to Jordan, including greetings like hello and goodbye and pleasantries like thank you and welcome.
Places to Visit
Discover the ancient Nabatean city of Petra. Learn the map and get an overview of Petra's sites, accommodations, and transportation options. Entrance into Petra is included in the Jordan Pass.
Discover the breathtaking desert of Wadi Rum. Explore things to do in the area, like camel riding, stargazing, and taking a trip on the Hejaz railway. Entrance into Wadi Rum is included in the Jordan Pass.
Discover the lowest land point on planet Earth, the Dead Sea. Explore the area’s history, learn how the Dead Sea got its name, and discover why visiting this area can literally be good for your health.
Aqaba & The Red Sea
Discover Jordan’s only port city, Aqaba, through its history, cultural sites, and food. Then, explore the Red Sea to learn about its beautiful marine life and the exciting adventure activities it offers within its clear blue waters.
Northern Lands & Ancient Cities
Discover the Ancient Cities found in Northern Jordan and explore their unique historical sites. Cities covered in this lesson include Umm Qais, Ajloun, Al-Salt, Jerash, Madaba, and Karak.
Food & Drink
Explore Jordan’s best dishes with recommendations from Jordanian chef Maria Haddad of Beit Sitti. Maria breaks down the top dishes you should try for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including falafel, fattet, knafeh, and more!
Learn the anatomy of Mansaf, Jordan’s National dish.
Discover Jordanian drink culture, including Jordan’s national drink and its two main types of coffee. Learn why coffee is a symbol of Jordanian hospitality.