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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Jordan, known for being a more liberal Muslim country is a welcoming place for western expats and contains many of them. Still, internationals are encouraged to respect Islamic values and culture by dressing appropriately, drinking alcohol in private and publicly adhering to Ramadan. Jordan is a safe place and includes numerous points of interest such as the Dead Sea, Petra, Jesus’ baptism site, Aqaba and the Mediterranean as well as the Rum Desert. Also, while Arabic is the official language, communication is not difficult for getting around because a high percentage of Jordanians have some proficiency in basic English. Lastly, Amman is a large cosmopolitan city that includes a number of good restaurants, hotels and shopping malls. Most desired western goods can be purchased somewhere in Amman. Read more…

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Jordan

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Cost of Living

Cost of living

Compared with other Arab countries, Jordan tends to be better on the budget for the expatriate. That said, according to Xpatulator’s July 2016 report, Jordan mostly reflects the international average in cost of living. Of course, some goods and services are more expensive like alcohol, clothing, furniture and appliances and recreation. Accommodations and groceries, however, are quite cheap and restaurant prices are not unreasonable. The bottom-line is that most western expats will find living expenses in Jordan at least slightly less than in their own home country. A teacher at a reputable international school should expect a comfortable lifestyle with enough money for recreation, restaurants and trips. Read more…

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Jordan

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Climate

Climate

Jordan has long hot summers and cool short winters. January is the coldest month in Jordan and is usually between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius. The hottest month is August with temperatures between 20 and 35 degrees. Days can get extremely hot in summer particularly when the Sirocco, a hot dry southerly wind blows. This wind can be very strong and cause sandstorms. The vast majority of rain falls between November and March and can cause local flooding.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa-Restrictions

Once you have a job offer from a school in Jordan you will need to obtain a work visa. The requirements for this often differ depending on your nationality and qualifications. For the latest up to date information for entry please contact the Jordan- eGovernment 

Your new employer will be your sponsor and will undertake most of the paperwork for you. You will however be required to supply the school with relevant paperwork and on arrival you will also have to attend a number of appointments to finalise this process find out more…

Age restrictions often apply in the Middle East and this may make your application more challenging if you are over the age of 60. Family Visa’s are also subject to special conditions. Please ensure that you talk to your new school about this at the earliest opportunity.

Required documentation you can prepare in advance :

Your full birth certificate (including travelling family)

Marriage certificate or proof of single status.

Criminal record check from your home/previous country(s)

Passport / ID copies (including travelling family)

Passport size photographs

Health record from an authorised clinic (incl any traveling family members)

Attested Teaching Degree Certificate

The Visa process can often be delayed Leopardfish recommend that you are proactive and plan well in advance of your arrival date.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office        US State Department         BBC World News           Al Jazeera         Jordan Times


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