Middle East Language and Study Abroad Programs


North Africa

- Al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane, MoroccoCourtesy of Laura Rostad
Office of International Programs
- American Institute for Maghrib Studies
Offers grants for research in North Africa, with affiliated resources centers in Tangier, Oran, and Tunis
- American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo, Egypt
      Arabic Language Institute - Intensive Summer Arabic
      Academic-year options available through Penn Abroad
- AMIDEAST, Cairo, Egypt
Academic-year program run through Penn Abroad
- AMIDEAST, Rabat, Morocco
Academic-year program run through Penn Abroad
- Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF), Fez, Morocco
Instruction in Modern Standard Arabic and/or Colloquial Moroccan Arabic
      Six-week course unitshttp://www.alif-fes.com  
- Center for Arabic Study Abroad
Offers intensive programs in Egypt (Syria program indefinitely suspended)

Arab Middle East

- American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon
Summer, Semester, or Year of Study
- AMIDEAST, Amman, Jordan
Academic-year programs run through Penn Abroad
- Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon
Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic Language & Culture
- Qasid Institute, Amman, Jordan
Modern Standard or Classical Arabic Instruction
- Syrian Studies Association
Great site for study abroad programs in Syria, including free lessons on the web in Syrian colloquial Arabic (all updates suspended as of January 2012)
- Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies
Arabic Study Abroad (open for 2012 programs)


- American Research Institute in Turkey
- Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Postgraduate Studies in Department of History: Ottoman, American, Medieval, and Modern European History
- Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish Language and Culture Program
Or run through Penn Abroad  
- Duke University / Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Duke in Istanbul
- Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Run through Penn Abroad
- Turkish Studies Association
Study Abroad at a Turkish University

Israel and Palestine

- Al-Quds University Bard, Abu Dis, Palestine
Program affiliated with Bard Honors College

- Ben-Gurion University, Beer Shiva, Israel
Academic-year programs run through Penn Abroad
- Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine
Palestinian and Arabic Studies Program
- Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Rothberg International School: Academic Year/Semester of Courses in Jewish Studies, Israel Studies, Hebrew Language, Middle East Studies http://overseas.huji.ac.il (or undergrad through Penn Abroad)
- Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Academic-year program run through Penn Abroad
- University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Academic-year program run through Penn Abroad

U.S.-based Resources

- American Association of Teachers of Arabic
Excellent resource for Arabic language programs around the world, and in the U.S., and online.
- Arabic Overseas Flagship Program
- Georgetown University
Listing of Arabic language programs in Israel and the Arab world
- Studyabroad.com - A User's Guide
A great portal for international education information.
- University of Maryland, Center for Persian Studies
Certificate of Professional Studies in Persian Language
- University of Pennsylvania, home page for study abroad programs
- University of Wisconsin, Summer Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Immersion Programs

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