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There are a variety of programs for study abroad in the Middle East. Here are just a few...

                                                     KIIS Morocco

KIIS - The Kentucky Institute for International Study.  This consortium hosts study abroad ventures in Morocco and Istanbul.

ISA - International Studies Abroad. This group features study abroad opportunities in Jordan and Morocco.

CIEE - Council on International Educational Exchange. For college students, programs are available in Jordan, Morocco, and Turkey.

LAU - Lebanese American University. 

Al-Quds Bard Study Abroad Program- This program gives North American college students the opportunity to study in a  in Palestine.

Qasid Arabic Institute- Amman, Jordan

Summer 2013 Opportunity for Students:

Summer Intensive Language Program at
AFKAR Academy in Jordan

AFKAR Academy in Jordan
The National Council, in collaboration with AFKAR Academy, is pleased to announce a 2013 Summer Intensive Arabic Program to be held at Yarmouk University, Jordan, from June 9 to July 19, 2013. Students will spend six weeks in the historic city of Irbid taking part in intensive Arabic language study.

The program offers 16 in-class contact hours of Arabic language instruction per week for six weeks, as well as 10 hours weekly with language partners in small groups to practice learned material and learn survival Jordanian Arabic. This program is ideal for students seeking to further their proficiency in Arabic language and exposure to Arab culture. Students enrolling in this program should be able to obtain the equivalent of 6 college level credit hours in Arabic.

Students who have finished one year of Arabic study or more are especially encouraged to apply. While the Program accepts applications from students with no prior knowledge of Arabic, priority will be given to students who have previous exposure to Arabic language and culture.


June 9 - July 19, 2013


The program fee is $4900.00. The fee includes:

1. Housing (double occupancy) and Tuition (6 credit hours).

2. 10 hours per week with language partners.

3. Cultural activities.

4. Program trips.

5. For single-occupancy rooms, additional $400 will be added to the program cost.


Applications are available through the link below or can be obtained by emailing Megan Geissler at

Students should submit completed applications to the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (contact coordinates below). Applications are due May 1, 2013.

Megan Geissler
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
1730 M St. NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-293-6466



or contact Megan Geissler at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (contact coordinates above).

About the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations:

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

1730 M St. NW, Suite 503, Washington, DC
Phone: 202-293-6466 | Fax: 202-293-7770

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