Penn-Affiliated Middle East Language and Study Abroad Programs
North Africa

Arabic Language Institute at American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt.  Summer and academic-year programs available.

Middlebury in Alexandria, Egypt (BAE). Academic-year program. 

AMIDEAST Rabat, Morocco (BRA). Academic-year program.

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AMIDEAST Amman, Jordan (BQA). Academic-year program.

Bogaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey (BTK). Academic-year program.

Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey (BKT). Academic-year program.

Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BBG), Beer-sheva, Israel. Academic-year program.

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (BTN), Haifa, Israel. Academic-year program.

For more information about Penn's study abroad programs, visit the Penn Global website.  MEC recommends students and faculty to register with Penn's Global Activities Registry before traveling.

U.S.-based Summer Language Programs

Central Eurasian Summer Studies Institute (CESSI). Intensive summer language program for Kazakh, Uzbek, Uyghur, and Tajik.

Arabic Persian Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII). University of Wisconsin intensive summer language program.

Indiana University offers Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Tatar, and Uzbek during its Summer Language Workshop (SWEESL).

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