Home to one of the seven wonders of the world.
Jordan remains one of the safest of countries in the Middle East, and prides itself on being an "oasis of stability" in a turbulent region. Having opened its arms to displaced peoples from across the region for decades, we currently host around 2.1 million Palestinian and 1.4 million Syrian refugees, as well as thousands of Iraqi Christians, all embraced by the characteristic Jordanian warmth and kindness. Jordan is classified as a country of "high human development" with an "upper middle income" economy. The Jordanian economy, one of the smallest economies in the region, is attractive to foreign investors based upon a skilled workforce. The country is a major tourist destination, also attracting medical tourism due to its well developed health sector.
Jordan is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 BC; the lunar beauty of mysterious Wadi Rum; and the ancient shores of the Dead Sea.
The ICS Campus
The school is located on a purpose-built, modern campus surrounded by the hills and fields of rural Na’our, but only a short drive from the life and energy of suburban and urban Amman. The campus boasts a selection of attractive and specialist facilities demanded by the 21st Century, British curriculum the school provides. Meanwhile, work has just begun on an exciting campus development which will see the construction of a brand new, state-of-the-art Swimming Pool, Sports Hall, Theatre and Early Years Centre over the next couple of years.
Perched 1000m above the timeless, mystical Dead Sea, Amman, the capital city of Jordan, is one of the hidden gems of the region, a modern, cosmopolitan city, with a vibrant life both night and day, and a diverse, international population. Whilst Amman enjoys four seasons, with snow and ice not uncommon each winter, its 310 days of sunshine every year have an inevitable effect on the wellbeing of its citizens.
One of the world’s most unique environments, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the face of the earth, at over 400m (1,312 ft.) below sea level. It is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world, and has evolved into a major hub of both religious and wellness tourism in the region. Excellent hotels with spa and fitness facilities, as well as archaeological and spiritual discoveries aplenty, make this region enticing for today's international visitors.
Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed: Petra really is one of the Wonders of the World. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.
Over 700 square kilometers of dramatic desert wilderness in the south of Jordan, Wadi Rum boasrs huge mountains of sandstone and granite, emerging, sheer-sided, from wide sandy valleys to reach heights of 1700 meters and more. Narrow canyons and fissures cut deep into the mountains and many conceal ancient rock drawings etched by the peoples of the desert over millennia. Bedouin tribes still live among the mountains of Rum and their large goat-hair tents are a special feature of the landscape.
Less than an hour north of Amman, the beautiful city of Jerash will transport you 2000 years back in time. It is one of the largest and most well preserved sites of the Roman Decapolis. To this day, its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates remain in exceptional condition.
The only coastal city in Jordan where you can experience some of the best snorkelling and diving in the world, Aqaba's location next to Wadi Rum and Petra has placed it in Jordan's golden triangle of tourism, which strengthened the city's location on the world map and made it one of the major tourist attractions in Jordan. Aqaba is a fun place and a microcosm of all the good things Jordan has to offer, including a fascinating history with some outstanding sites, excellent hotels and activities, superb visitor facilities, good shopping, and welcoming, friendly people, who enjoy nothing more than making sure their visitors have a good time.