Middle East and North Africa

Egypt

Cairo - American University in Cairo
  • Founded in 1919, the AUC welcomes over 200 study-abroad students each semester, who are fully integrated into the academic and student life of the institution.
  • Teaching primarily in English, AUC is fully accredited in both Egypt and the United States and is recognized as one of the premier institutions of higher Education in The Middle East. Program participants study together with full-time students from Egypt and more than seventy other countries in classes offered by a highly international faculty in a wide range of disciplines, including Arabic as a foreign language, which is required.
  • The AUC Arabic Language Institute maintains the largest corps of full-time professional Arabic language teachers in the world and offers a variety of intensive programs in Modern Standard and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic at all levels: elementary, intermediate, and advanced.
  • A comprehensive university with a liberal arts core curriculum, AUC provides the possibility of coursework in virtually all subject areas, as well as interdisciplinary concentrations such as Arab Culture and History, Arab Society, Egyptology, Islamic Civilization, Islamic Art and Architecture, Politics of the Middle East, and Economic Development. Courses are also available in the sciences, including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science.
  • In addition to group travel opportunities provided by the university and student organizations, field trips to major historical sites and monuments are a regular part of many courses.
  • Housing is provided in university accommodation with Egyptian or international student roommates. 
  • Eligibility: Minimum GPA: 2.75. Admission is competitive. Arabic language and coursework related to the Middle East highly recommended.  

Advisor(s):
Professor Youssef, (French) ARH 217C
Professor Prevost, (History) Mears 306
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Arabic to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Arabic
Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies
History
Political Science
Website: Program Website

Cairo - AMIDEAST - Area and Arabic Language Studies

AMIDEAST:  Area and Arabic Language Studies in Egypt

Why study in Egypt?

·      Oldest and most populous Arab nation in the Middle East

·      Intensive study of Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

·      Courses in anthropology, economic development, Egyptian art and architecture, history, international relations, politics. religion, sociology

 

·      Open to all majors and may be of particular interest in these subject areas:

Anthropology
Arabic
Economics
Egyptology
Global Development Studies
History
International Relations
Linguistics
Middle East Area Studies
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology
Women’s Studies
 

Language of instruction: English

Calendar:  Fall or spring semester

Prerequisites:  Minimum of one semester of Arabic.  Coursework relevant to Middle East region recommended. 

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:
Campus Program Advisers:
Professor Elfenbein Steiner 201
Professor Prevost   Mears 306
Professor Youssef  ARH 217C

For specific questions about how the program operates:
AMIDEAST Education Abroad in Egypt | 202 -776-9600 | inquiries[at]amideast[dot]org

Students often also consider the following options:
AMIDEAST: Area and Arabic Language Studies in Jordan
AMIDEAST: Area and Arabic Language Studies in Morocco
AMIDEAST: Area and Arabic Language Studies in Oman

Israel

Jerusalem - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (IFSA-Butler)

 

Jordan

Amman – ACM - Middle East and Arabic Language Studies

Associated Colleges of the Midwest: Middle East and Arabic Language Studies in Jordan

Why study in Jordan?

·      Shares borders with Iraq, Israel, Palestine and Saudi Arabia

·      One of two Arab countries to have open borders with Israel

·      Intensive study of Modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian Colloquial Arabic

·      Courses in art, anthropology, development studies, environmental studies, history, international relations, politics. religion, sociology, and women’s studies

·      Independent study project

 

·      Open to all majors and may be of particular interest in these subject areas:

 

Anthropology
Arabic
Art
Economics
Environmental Studies
Global Development Studies
History
International Relations
Linguistics
Middle East Area Studies
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology
Women’s Studies
 

 

Language of instruction: English

Calendar:  Fall only

Prerequisites:  Minimum of one semester of Arabic.  Coursework relevant to Middle East region recommended. 

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:
Campus Program Advisers:
Professor Elfenbein Steiner 201
Professor Prevost   Mears 306
Professor Youssef  ARH 217C

For specific questions about how the program operates:
Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) | 312 -263-5000 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu

Students often also consider the following options:
AMIDEAST: Area and Arabic Language Studies in Jordan or Egypt
AMIDEAST: Area and Arabic Language Studies in Morocco
AMIDEAST: Area and Arabic Language Studies in Oman

Amman – AMIDEAST - Area and Arabic Language Studies

AMIDEAST:  Area and Arabic Language Studies in Jordan

Why study in Jordan?

·      Shares borders with Iraq, Israel, Palestine and Saudi Arabia

·      One of two Arab countries to have open borders with Israel,

·      Intensive study of Modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian Colloquial Arabic

·      Courses in art, anthropology, development studies, environmental studies, history, international relations, politics. religion, sociology, and women’s studies

 

·      Open to all majors and may be of particular interest in these subject areas:

 

Anthropology
Arabic
Art
Economics
Environmental Studies
Global Development Studies
History
International Relations
Linguistics
Middle East Area Studies
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology
Women’s Studies
 

 

Language of instruction: English

Calendar:  Fall or spring

Prerequisites:  Minimum of one semester of Arabic.  Coursework relevant to Middle East region recommended. 

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:
Campus Program Advisers:
Professor Elfenbein Steiner 201
Professor Prevost   Mears 306
Professor Youssef  ARH 217C

For specific questions about how the program operates:
AMIDEAST Education Abroad in Jordan | 202 -776-9600 | inquiries[at]amideast[dot]org

Students often also consider the following options:
AMIDEAST: Area and Arabic Language Studies in Egypt
AMIDEAST: Area and Arabic Language Studies in Morocco
AMIDEAST: Area and Arabic Language Studies in Oman

Morocco:

Rabat - AMIDEAST Area and Arabic Language Studies

AMIDEAST Area and Arabic Language Studies in Morocco

Why study in Morocco?

·      Historic crossroads of Arabic, African, Berber, and  European cultures

·      Intensive study of Modern Standard and Moroccan Colloquial Arabic

·      Courses in literature, history, anthropology, politics. religion, and gender studies

·      Study of economic development together with internship opportunities

 

·      Open to all majors and may be of particular interest in these subject areas:

 
 Anthropology
Arabic
Economics
French
Global Development Studies
History
North African and Mediterranean Area Studies
Political Science
Sociology
 

 

Language of instruction: English (courses also available in French)

Calendar:  Fall or spring

Prerequisites:  Minimum of one semester of Arabic. French recommended.  

Coursework relevant to the North African region recommended. 

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:
Campus Program Advisers:
Professor Ireland    ARH 330D
Professor Youssef  ARH 217C

For specific questions about how the program operates:
AMIDEAST Education Abroad in Morocco | 202 -776-9600 | inquiries[at]amideast[dot]org

Students often also consider the following options:
AMIDEAST Regional Studies in French Program in Morocco
AMIDEAST Area and Arabic Language Studies in Egypt, Jordan or Oman

Rabat - AMIDEAST: Regional Studies in French

AMIDEAST:  Regional Studies in French in Morocco

Why study in Morocco?

·      Historic crossroads of Arabic, African, Berber, and  European cultures

·      Intensive study of French, Modern Standard Arabic and/or Moroccan Colloquial Arabic

·      Courses in literature, history, anthropology, politics. religion, women’s studies,

film studies, and economic development

 

·      Open to all majors and may be of particular interest in these subject areas:

 

 

 Anthropology
Arabic
Economics
French
Global Development Studies
History
North African and Mediterranean Area Studies
Political Science
Sociology
 

Language of instruction: French

Calendar:  Fall or spring semester

Prerequisites:  300-level French.  Coursework on North African region recommended. 

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:
Campus Program Advisers:
Professor Ireland    ARH 330D
Professor Youssef  ARH 217C

For specific questions about how the program operates:
AMIDEAST Education Abroad in Morocco | 202 -776-9600 | inquiries[at]amideast[dot]org

Students often also consider the following OCS options:
American University Center of Provence (AUCP): Marseille, France

Oman

AMIDEAST Area and Arabic Language Studies

AMIDEAST:  Area and Arabic Language Studies in Oman

Why study in Oman?

·      Opportunity to study in the  key geo-political region of the Arab Gulf

·      Ancient multi-cultural center of maritime trade extending from East Asia to East Africa

·      Intensive study of Modern Standard Arabic and Omani Colloquial Arabic

·      Courses in anthropology, development studies, history, international relations, politics, religion, sociology, and women’s studies

 

·      Open to all majors and may be of particular interest in these subject areas:

 

Anthropology
Arabic
Economics
Environmental Studies
Global Development Studies
History
International Relations
Linguistics
Gulf and Indian Ocean Studies
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology
Women’s Studies
 

 

Language of instruction: English

Calendar:  Fall or spring semester.

Prerequisites:  Minimum of one semester of Arabic.  Coursework relevant to Middle East and Arab Gulf region recommended. 

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:
Campus Program Advisers:
Professor Elfenbein Steiner 201
Professor Prevost   Mears 306
Professor Youssef  ARH 217C

For specific questions about how the program operates:
AMIDEAST Education Abroad in Oman | 202 -776-9600 | inquiries[at]amideast[dot]org

Students often also consider the following options:
AMIDEAST: Area and Arabic Language Studies in Jordan or Egypt
AMIDEAST: Area and Arabic Language Studies in Morocco

Turkey

Istanbul - Duke University in Istanbul (Spring)

Duke in Istanbul  offers students an opportunity for cultural immersion in one of the most highly ranked universities in Turkey in classes with Turkish students while benefiting from courses and extensive field trips and activities offered by Duke University.

Why study in Istanbul?

  • Crossroads of European, Middle Eastern and Central Asian cultures 
  • Emphasis on cultural, historical, social, political, and religious dimensions of region 
  • Historic capital of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires 
  • Opportunity to study in English at Turkish university

Advisor(s):
Professor Kamp, (Anthropology) Goodnow 208
Professor Roberts, (Religious Studies) Steiner 203
Professor Sala, (Political Science) Carnegie 312
Richard Bright (OCS Director) Macy 108
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Art History
History
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology
Website: Program Website

Istanbul - Syracuse in Istanbul

Program Summary will be posted soon.
Advisor(s):
Professor Kamp, (Anthropology) Goodnow 208
Richard Bright (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
Website: Program Website