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Study and Research Abroad

Funding for Language Study



U.S. Department of State & Council of American Overseas Research Centers
"Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes"
Funding for Arabic study abroad in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Jordan

Language Flagship programs
Arabic & Persian, mid and high level, graduates and undergraduates
U.S. and overseas

Middlebury College - intensive summer course in US
(Financial aid possible)

Study and Research Abroad and in US


* Intensive Arabic program in Jordan for Vanderbilt Students (Note: Only credits from this program will transfer back to Vanderbilt)


Ambergh Education - various countries

American Association of Teachers of Arabic
Excellent resource for Arabic language programs around the world, and in the U.S., and on-line. See "Programs (in ME)" and "Summer/Intensive Programs"

A Database of Summer Language Programs

Ibn Ghazi Arabic Institute (Fez)

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Arabic Language and Study Abroad

Cornell University's Intensive Arabic Program

Al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco

Office of International Programs

Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF), Fez, Morocco
Instruction in Modern Standard Arabic and/or Colloquial Moroccan Arabic

American Association of Teachers of Persian
Persian language programs in the U.S. and abroad

American Institute for Maghrib Studies

Research in North Africa with Centre d'Études Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT)

American Research Institute in Turkey

American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon

Summer, Semester, or Year of Study

American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo, Egypt
Arabic Language Institute

CETJordan: Summer program

Georgetown University
Listing of Arabic language programs in Israel and the Arab world

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Rothberg International School: Academic Year/Semester of Courses in Jewish Studies, Israel Studies, Hebrew Language, Arabic, Middle East Studies.
Rotheberg International School, Division of Graduate Studies: MA Programs

International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership
These study abroad programs unite academic study for credit with volunteer service.

Center Sidi Bou Said for Languages (just outside of Tunis)

Jordan Language Academy, Amman, Jordan

Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon
Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic Language & Culture

Palestinian Arabic Institute / Bethlehem University

Polis: Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities

Qalam wa Lawh Center for Arabic Studies in Rabat, Morocco
Modern Standard and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic

Qasid Institute, Amman, Jordan [Received good feedback about this program]
Classical Arabic Instruction - A User's Guide
A good portal for international education information.

Syrian Studies Association
Site for study abroad programs in Syria, including free lessons on the web in Syrian colloquial Arabic

Study Abroad at a Turkish University

Sultan Qabus Cultural Center – Oman
Funding possible for intermediate and advanced level US students.                                          

University of Maryland, Center for Persian Studies
Certificate of Professional Studies in Persian Language

Institut Francais d'Archeologie Orientale du Caire

Institute of Ismaili Studies
Located in London, it offers support for research in all areas of Islamic studies.

American Research Center in Egypt
Offers fellowships.

Institut Francais du Proche Orient (Amman, Beirut, Damascus)

Damascus branch offers Arabic classes, and has a good library.