Middle East and North Africa

Egypt

Cairo - American University in Cairo

American University In Cairo

Why study in Egypt?

  • Oldest and most populous Arab nation in the Middle East
  • Intensive study of Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic
  • Comprehensive university with courses available in all subject areas
  • Study in English, together with Egyptian and international students from many countries

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

Anthropology
Arabic
Economics
Egyptology
Global Development Studies
History
International Relations
Islamic Art and Architecture
Linguistics
Middle East Area Studies
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology
Sciences

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:
American University in Cairo | 212-730-8800 |aucegypt[at]aucnyo[dot]edu

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
Syracuse University Abroad in Istanbul

Cairo - Area and Arabic Language Studies in Egypt (AMIDEAST)

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)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Why study in Israel?

  • Israel’s oldest and most prestigious university
  • Hebrew and Arabic language immersion programs
  • Special program in Middle East politics and society
  • Judaic, Christian, and Islamic studies courses

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

Middle Eastern Studies
Hebrew and Arabic
History
Political Science
Religious Studies

Language of instruction: English     
Calendar:  Fall or spring semester
Prerequisites:  Minimum GPA: 3.0   Study of topics related to Middle East recommended.

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:
Campus Program AdviserProfessor Rietz   Steiner 103

For specific questions about the program:
Institute for Study Abroad – Butler University:  800-858-0229 | studyabroad[at]ifsa-butler[dot]org

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:  Spring 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:
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

Muscat - Area and Arabic Language Studies (AMIDEAST)

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

Why study in Turkey?

  • Crossroads of European, Middle Eastern and Central Asian Cultures
  • Historic capital of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires
  • Overview of cultural, historical, political, and religious dimensions of Middle East
  • Study in English at prestigious Turkish university

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

Anthropology
Art History
History
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology

Language of instruction: English
Calendar:  Fall or spring
Prerequisites:  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 Kamp          Goodnow 208

For specific questions about how the program operates:
Duke Global Education for Undergraduates | 919-684-2174 | globaled[at]duke[dot]edu

Students often also consider the following options:
American University in Cairo
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Istanbul - Syracuse in Istanbul

Syracuse University Abroad in Istanbul

Why study in Turkey?

  • Crossroads of European, Middle Eastern and Central Asian Cultures
  • Historic capital of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires
  • Study in English at modern and dynamic Turkish university
  • Excellent selection of courses in political science, international relations and economics

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

Anthropology
Art History
Economics
History
International Relations
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology

Language of instruction: English
Calendar:  Fall or spring
Prerequisites:  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 Kamp          Goodnow 208
OCS Director              Macy 108

For specific questions about how the program operates:
Syracuse University Abroad | 800-235-3472 | SUAbroad[at]syr[dot]edu

Students often also consider the following options:
American University in Cairo
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Duke in Istanbul