Program Catalog 2019-2020 - Amideast

 
Program Catalog 2019-2020 - Amideast
Program Catalog
    2019–2020
Program Catalog 2019-2020 - Amideast
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                                                                                                             Table of Contents
                                                                                                                    LETTER FROM AMBASSADOR KATTOUF
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                                                                                                                                          WHO WE ARE
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                                                                                                                                          4ACADEMICS
                                                                                                                               PROGRAM COMPONENTS
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                                                                                                                     TRANSCRIPTS & SCHOOL OF RECORD
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                                                                                                                                   QUALITY ASSURANCE
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                                                                                                                                    COURSES & SYLLABI
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                                                                                                                              INTERCULTURAL LEARNING
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                                                                                                                                         10 EGYPT
                                                                                                                		                       11 Semester Program
                                                                                                                		 12                       Summer Programs
                                                                                                                		14                        Excursions
                                                                                                                             JORDAN 16
                                                                                                                       Semester Program  17
        EGYPT                              SEMESTER & ACADEMIC YEAR                                                    Summer Programs   18
          ‫مرص‬                                • Area & Arabic Language Studies (Egypt, Jordan & Morocco)                      Excursions 20
                                             • Regional Studies in French (Morocco)                                                      21 STUDENT REVIEWS
       JORDAN                                • Al Akhawayn University Direct Enrollment (Morocco)                          MOROCCO 22
                                                                                                                      Semester Programs  23
         ‫األردن‬                                                                                                         Summer Program   26
                                           SUMMER                                                                             Excursions 27
      MOROCCO                                • Intensive Arabic (Egypt, Jordan & Morocco)                                                28 TUNISIA
        ‫املغرب‬                               • Action AMIDEAST: Social Innovation Abroad (Egypt & Tunisia)      		                       29 Summer Program
                                             • Conflict & the Struggle for Peace (Jordan)                                               30 CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS
       TUNISIA                                                                                                     HEALTH & SAFETY 32
         ‫تونس‬                              CUSTOMIZED (all locations)                                             STUDENT SUPPORT 34
                                                                                                                 ACCOMMODATIONS 35
                                                                                                                           HOUSING 36
                                                                                                                    STAFF & FACULTY 37
                                                                                                                     TUITION & FEES 38
             www.amideast.org/abroad | 202-776-9658 | EdAbroad@amideast.org                                          SCHOLARSHIPS 39
                                                                                                                 PROGRAM TIMELINE 41

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WHO WE ARE                                                                                                                                                                                                                         WHO WE ARE

                                                                                                                     AMIDEAST’S ROOTS IN THE REGION                                      THE AMIDEAST ADVANTAGE
                                                                                                                     Established in 1951, America-Mideast Educational and                AMIDEAST’s longstanding presence in the Middle East
Letter from Ambassador Kattouf                                                                                       Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST) is a private American
                                                                                                                     nonprofit organization engaged in international education,
                                                                                                                                                                                         and North Africa means that students benefit from the
                                                                                                                                                                                            organization’s extensive experience, strong regional
                                                                                                                     training, and development assistance work. Today                                 connections, and deep understanding of
                                                                                                                     AMIDEAST programs and ser vices touch                                                   local culture. AMIDEAST Education
                                                                                                                     the lives of half a million individuals                                                      Abroad Programs provide students
                          The importance of building cross-cultural understanding has never been more                throughout the MENA region each                                                                   wide-ranging opportunities
                          crucial than right now. Because the challenges we face are global in nature, the best      year and include im proving                                                                          to gain the most from
                          solutions will be found through the peaceful exchange of ideas and perspectives            educational opportunities                                                                               intercultural encounters
                          across cultures. These discussions are more likely to succeed with a citizenry             and quality, strengthening                                                                                 on semester, academic
                          possessing intercultural competencies. These competencies include the ability to           local ins titutions, and                                                                                     year, short-term,
                          communicate in multiple languages, and understanding the cultural diversity of             developing language                                                                                           and summer study
                          populations around the world. To achieve these goals, we must focus on educating and       and professional skills                                                                                         abroad
                          preparing our students to participate effectively in cross-cultural dialogues.             critical for success                                                                                              experiences in
                                                                                                                     in the global                                                                                                      Arab countries.
                         With this in mind, AMIDEAST is dedicated to providing academically rigorous and             economy.
                         culturally authentic education abroad programs in the Middle East and North Africa

                                                                                                                                                                      Who
    region. These programs provide the opportunity for American students to forge genuine connections and
    learn about the peoples and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa. Our programs are designed to
    encourage respectful engagement, academic curiosity, and the development of intercultural skills.

    Established in 1951 to improve mutual understanding between Americans and peoples of the Middle East
    and North Africa, AMIDEAST has a long tradition of collaborating with partners in the region. Through
    these relationships, we have established networks which provide opportunities for authentic engagement           Our programs
                                                                                                                     are student
                                                                                                                                                                     We Are                                                               Our programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         help develop
    with locals. From providing partners that allow students to practice their linguistic skills through exchange,                                                                                                                      mutual
    to nurturing long-standing connections with local organizations that provide service learning opportunities,     c e n t e r e d
                                                                                                                     and have an                                                                                                       understanding
    we strive to create programs that provide mutual benefits for our students and the people of the host culture.                                                                                                                    between peoples
                                                                                                                     emphasis             on
                                                                                                                     A ra b i c l a n g u a g e                                                                                      of the MENA
    We are proud that upon program completion, many AMIDEAST alumni find ways to utilize their intercultural
                                                                                                                     acquisition. They are                                                                                         region and students
    skills and passion for the region by pursuing work in government agencies, international NGOs, and other
                                                                                                                     intended to develop                                                                                         from U.S. universities
    institutions dedicated to the mission of engagement with other nations. At AMIDEAST, we are committed to
                                                                                                                     knowledge of the                                                                                          by providing study
    our work promoting intercultural exchange through educational experiences that will equip our students with                                                                                                             opportunities in the MENA
    the tools necessary to become future global leaders.                                                             host countr y and region
                                                                                                                     and designed to maximize                                                                            region. Students interact with
                                                                                                                     exposure to the host culture. We                                                                 local university faculty members,
                                                                                                                     are dedicated to intercultural sensitivity                                                  students, host families, and other
                                                                                                                     and global competence. Our programs are                                                 locals to develop intercultural and global
                                                                                                                     regularly reviewed by an Academic Consortium of                                   competence. AMIDEAST provides living and
                                                                                                                     U.S. colleges and universities for quality assurance. We have          learning environments that are academically rigorous
                                                                                                                     a diverse student cohort and our host country staff promotes        and challenging, intellectually stimulating, and
      Theodore H. Kattouf
      President and CEO of AMIDEAST                                                                                  interaction with the host society.                                  interculturally open and accepting.
                                                                                                                     CORE PRINCIPLES                                                     AMIDEAST EDUCATION ABROAD

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ACADEMICS                                                                                                                                                                                                         ACADEMICS

                                                                                                          Program                                               While each program has its own style, influenced
                                                                                                                                                                by the unique characteristics of the host country

ACADEMICS                                                                                                 Components                                            and city, all AMIDEAST programs include the
                                                                                                                                                                following distinctive features.

                                                                                                                                                            STAFF
    SEMESTER/ACADEMIC YEAR                                  SUMMER
                                                                                                                                                  AMIDEAST programs are
    Area & Arabic Language Studies &                        Intensive Arabic                                                                     supported by a well-trained
    Regional Studies in French                                  100 contact hours/session                                                       and diverse staff of Americans           LANGUAGE
                                                                                                                   PRE-DEPARTURE                 and host country nationals.
       ֍ Arabic: Blended Modern Standard &                      6 credits/session                                   PLANNING &                                                   Modern Standard Arabic,
       Colloquial ◊ 120 contact hours/8 credits                                                               IN COUNTRY ORIENTATION                                               Colloquial Arabic, and
                                                                                                                                                                                 Media Arabic are offered at
       ֍ Colloquial Arabic ◊ 45 contact hours/                                                                    Students receive extensive
                                                                                                                                                                                       multiple levels.
       3 credits                                                                                           pre-departure information, attend a live
                                                                                                             pre-departure webinar, and receive                                  Students are paired with local
       ֍ Content/Elective Courses ◊ 45 contact                                                                                                                                       students as part of the
                                                                                                              an in country orientation covering
       hours/3 credits                                                                                           logistics, academics, safety,                                     Language Partner Program
                                                                                                                     cultural adjustment,                                           in order to improve their
                                                                                                                           and more.                                                 conversational Arabic.

                                                                                                                 CONTENT COURSES &                                                    INTERCULTURAL
                                                                                                                 STUDY ENVIRONMENT                                                      LEARNING
    SUMMER                                                  SUMMER
                                                                                                                   On semester programs,                                      All programs are structured to
    Conflict & the Struggle for Peace:                      Action AMIDEAST:                                students choose 2–4 content courses                            include  opportunities for students to
    Explorations in Ireland and the Middle                  Social Innovation Abroad                          taught in either English or French                         develop   their intercultural competence.
                                                                                                             (depending on the program) from a                               On   semester   programs, cultural
    East
                                                                ֍ Colloquial Arabic ◊ 15 hours/1 credit       wide range of disciplines. Courses                           dialogue sessions are held between
       Visit the Foundation for International                                                                   are taught in a U.S. format by          HOUSING               AMIDEAST students and their
                                                                ֍ Community-Based Learning
       Education's website: www.fie.uk                                                                                   local faculty.                                        peers from local universities.
                                                                ◊ 45 hours/3 credits                                                             Egypt, Morocco & Tunisia:
                                                                ֍ Placement ◊ 150 hours/2 credits                                                       Host family

                                                                                                                                                             Jordan:
                                                                                                                                                      Host family or Shared
                                                                                                                                                           Apartments

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Transcripts &                                                                                                      Quality
School of Record                                                                                                   Assurance
                                                                                                                                                                                          My experience abroad was extremely
                                                                                                                                                                                          worthwhile. It opened my eyes to so
    SYLLABI                                                                                                              ACADEMIC CONSORTIUM
                                                       After a student completes an AMIDEAST Education                                                                                    much culture, history, and I was able to
    Syllabi are created for each course by Area                                                                    AMIDEAST’s Education Abroad Programs                                   see many beautiful places while having
    S tudies and Arabic Languag e f aculty
                                                       Abroad program, AMIDEAST issues an official
                                                       grade report that documents letter grades and credit        benefit from the advice and quality                    meaningful interactions with locals.
    members prior to the start of the
                                                       received. This grade report is sent to the student’s home   assurance of an Academic Consortium,                                                      – Morocco Summer Alum
    term. Each syllabus is thoroughly
                                                                         institution 4–8 weeks after the end of    a group of institutions that represent a
    reviewed by the Academic Coordinator and
                                                                                                                   cross-section of U.S. higher education. The
    AMIDEAST Education Abroad staf f in                                  the program. Alternatively, students
    Washington, D.C. for consistency and content.                                                                  following institutions are members of the
                                                                         can request a transcript issued by            AMIDEAST Academic Consortium:
    In order to faciliate the approval of credit for                     AMIDEAST’s School of Record (SOR)
    courses, all syllabi are available online.                           for an additional fee. Students who                  American University
                                                                         have indicated this option will be
                                                                                                                                 Bard College
                                                                         able to request their transcript from                                                                     ARABIC CONSULTANT AND ADVISORY BOARD
                                                                         the SOR approximately 8–10 weeks                     Creighton University
                                                                         after the end of the program.                         Dickinson College                             The Qasid Arabic Institute serves as the Arabic Studies
                                                                                                                                                                             Consultant for AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in the
                                                                                                                               Drexel University                             Arab World. The Qasid Arabic Institute is based in Amman,
                                                                                                                               Grinnell College                              Jordan and has developed a reputation as one of the leading
                                                                                                                                                                             programs in the Middle East for Arabic language learning. Its
                                                                                                                                Kenyon College
                                                                                                                                                                             comprehensive curriculum begins with the proper pronunciation
                                                                                                                                 Knox College                                of Arabic letters and continues through to a high degree of
                                                                                                                              Lawrence University                            proficiency.
                                                                                                                             Marquette University
                                                                                                                                                                             AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs benefit from the advice
                                                                                                                           Michigan State University                         of a distinguished group of Arabic language faculty at U.S.
                                                                                                                      Middle Tennessee State University                      colleges and universities. The Arabic Language Advisory Board
                                                                                                                                                                             members work with Dr. Khaled Abu Amsha and the Qasid
                                                                                                                            Ocean County College
                                                                                                                                                                             Arabic Institute to define the proficiency-based curriculum for
                                                                                                                                Queens College                               Arabic instruction and the expected outcomes at each level in
                                                                                                                            University of Richmond                           both Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Arabic. They also
                                                                                                                                                                             participate in the continuous assessment of the programs.

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COURSES & SYLLABI                                                                                                                                                                                           INTERCULTURAL LEARNING

                                                                                                                    Intercultural
Courses & Syllabi                                                                                                   Learning
                                                                                                                    AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs include opportunities for students
                                                                                                                    to develop their intercultural competence. Students are encouraged to use
                                                                                                                    language, non-verbal cues, communication, perceptual styles, and cultural
                                                                                                                    assumptions and values as key windows to understand cultural difference.

                                                                                                                    SOME KEY COMPONENTS OF AMIDEAST’S APPROACH TO
                                                                                                                    INTERCULTURAL LEARNING INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                    LANGUAGE PARTNERS
                                                                                                                    In each host country, AMIDEAST field staff recruits local students, young
                                                                                                                    professionals, and participants in AMIDEAST English language courses to
                                                                                                                    act as language partners for Education Abroad students. Education Abroad
                                                                                                                    students work with host country peers to practice language and foster
                                                                                                                    cultural exchange.

                                                                                                                    CULTURAL DIALOGUES & CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
                                                                                                                    During semester programs, Education Abroad students participate in
                                                                                                                    structured dialogues and a range of activities. These discussions and
                                   For our semester programs, we offer several area studies courses to choose       activities provide an opportunity to discuss cultural issues and interact with
                                   from. Prior to the start of the semester abroad, AMIDEAST Education Abroad       host country peers.
                                   will notify students as to which courses will be available that term.

                                   To review the syllabi for all of our semester and summer courses, please visit
                                   our blog site: www.amideastedabroad.org/syllabi.                                 REFLECTION RETREAT
                                                                                                                    All AMIDEAST Education Abroad semester/academic year programs
                                                                                                                    include a mandatory "Reflection Retreat" at the end of the term. Summer
                                                                                                                    students will participate in a mandatory "Reflection Day" at the end of
                                                                                                                    their program. Students often feel excitement and anxiety about returning
                                                                                                                    home. Reflection has been designed to create time and space for students
                                                                                                                    to consider their experience as they depart their host country.

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EGYPT                                               LIST OF PROGRAMS
                                                                                           Area & Arabic
                                                                                           Language Studies

                                                                                               !ً‫اهالً و سهال‬
                                                    SEMESTER/ACADEMIC YEAR
                                                    • Area & Arabic Language Studies

                                                    SUMMER
                                                    • Intensive Arabic
                                                    • Action AMIDEAST: Social Innovation
                                                      Abroad
                                                                                           WELCOME!
                                                                                           Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is the "umm al-dunya" or              COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING
                                                                                           "mother of the world." Students on this program will get
                                                                                           to study and explore the cultural and historical context           This interdisciplinary course aims at strengthening
                                                                                           of Egypt through the lens of Cairo, a vibrant, urban               and deeping students' knowledge of the Middle East
                                                                                           laboratory for social innovation, arts, and diversity.             through direct experience in local organizations and
                                                                                                                                                              a series of lectures aimed at providing the theoretical
                                                                                                                                                              framework for studying and interacting with Egyptian
                                                                                           ACADEMIC OVERVIEW                                                  society and culture.
                                                                                           •Arabic: Blended Modern Standard & Colloquial                      Students will have a volunteer placement in a local
                                                                                            Egyptian (8 credits) is recommended                               organization where they are expected to spend
                                                                                           •Colloquial Egyptian Arabic (3 credits) is required if             at least five hours a week. There are also lectures/
                                                                                            not in the 8-credit course                                        seminars to contextualize the placement, providing the
                                                                                                                                                              opportunity to directly observe and analyze different
                                                                                           •Elective Area Studies courses (3 credits each) taught in
                                                                                                                                                              aspects of Egyptian culture, social relations, and
                                                                                            English in a variety of disciplines. Courses have been
                                                                                                                                                              history under the framework provided by the class
                                                                                            drawn from Middle East & North Africa studies, history,
                                                                                            sociology, and Egyptology.                                        readings and discussions.

                                                                                           •Media Arabic (3 credits) is also available as an elective

                                                                ‫مصر‬
                                                                                                                           TERMS                          DATES                           CREDITS
                                                                                           SEMESTER                        Fall                           Late August to Mid December     12–17
                                                                                                                           Spring                         Mid January to Early May        12–17
                                                                                           ACADEMIC YEAR                   Fall & Spring                  Late August to Early May        24–34

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 Intensive Arabic
 in Cairo                                                                                        Action AMIDEAST

                   ‫كيفكم؟‬
                                                                                                  SOCIAL INNOVATION IN CAIRO!
 HELLO! HOW ARE YOU?                                                                              This is a distinctive summer education abroad
                                                                                                  opportunity for students to engage in community-based
 Intensive coursework combined with daily
                                                                                                  learning in an Egyptian workplace. The program
 interactions with host families help students at
                                                                                                  includes a study component in Egyptian Colloquial
 all levels increase their Arabic proficiency within
                                                                                                  Arabic and a service-learning component through a
 a short period. There are 100 hours of Arabic
                                                                                                  Community-Based Learning course. Applicants do not
 language instruction per session, covering
                                                                                                  need prior Arabic study, knowledge of the region, or
 material usually presented in one semester on
                                                                                                  study abroad experience to participate in this program.
 a U.S. campus. The Intensive Arabic Program is
                                                                                                  Service-learning placements are available for students
 offered in two 4-week sessions, so students can
                                                                                                  who speak English and/or Arabic.
 choose to spend one or two months living and
 studying in Cairo.
                                                                                                  ACADEMIC OVERVIEW
                                                                                                  • Colloquial Egyptian Arabic (1 credit)
 ACADEMIC OVERVIEW
                                                                                                  • Community-Based Learning (3 credits)
 •Arabic: Blended Modern Standard &
                                                                                                  • Placement (2 credits)
  Colloquial Egyptian (6 credits)
 •Classes meet five hours per day, five
  days per week

                                TERMS                         DATES                    CREDITS
 SUMMER                         Session 1                     Mid June to Mid July     6
                                                                                                 TERM                         PROGRAM                    DATES                        CREDITS
                                Session 2                     Mid July to Mid August   6
                                Sessions 1 & 2                Mid June to Mid August   12        SUMMER                       Action AMIDEAST            Late June to Early August    6

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EGYPT   ‫مصر‬                                                                                                                                                                   EGYPT   ‫مصر‬

                                                                                         Excursions in Egypt
                                                                                         Experiencing          life     outside       the
                                                                                         host city is an integral part of
                                                                                         AMIDEAST Education Abroad programs. Semester
                                                                                         programs travel on three major organized
                                                                                         excursions. Included in t he program f ees,
                                                                                         excursions provide students a way to experience
                                                                                         the Arab World firsthand, taking them places they
                                                                                         might not otherwise be able to access.

                                                                                         Previous excursions in Egypt have included
                                                                                         Alexandria, Fayoum Oasis, and Luxor (pictured).

        Explore Cairo
        Everyone can recognize the pyramids of Giza, but
        how many other monuments can you identify in
        Cairo? Study with us for a semester and explore
        all the amazing history and culture this city has to
        offer!

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JORDAN   ‫األردن‬                                                                                                                                                                                                          JORDAN      ‫األردن‬

JORDAN
Health                                                                                                     Area       & inArabic
                                                                                                                                                                                     Health
                                         These are challenging times, particularly for                      These are challenging times, particularly for
                                         those involved inLIST
                                                             programs
                                                                OF PROGRAMS
                                                                             for American                   those involved    programs for American
                                         students in the Middle East and North Af-
                                                                                                           Language                  Studies
                                                                                                            students in the Middle East and North Af-

& Safety                                                                                                                                                                             & Safety
                                         rica. At AMIDEAST,       student health,YEAR
                                                          SEMESTER/ACADEMIC                  safety,        rica. At AMIDEAST, student    health, safety,
                                         and security is the  number
                                                          • Area   & Arabic oneLanguage
                                                                                   priority.Studies            and security is the number one priority.

                                                                                                                           !ً‫مرحبا‬
                                         While no one can guarantee that unexpect-                             While no one can guarantee that unexpect-
                                                          SUMMER
                                         ed risks or situations  will not arise, AM-
                                                          • Intensive Arabic
                                                                                                               ed risks or situations will not arise, AM-
                                         IDEAST continually       strives to provide the
                                                          • C onflict & the Struggle for Peace:
                                                                                                               IDEAST continually strives to provide the
                                         support necessary Efor
                                                              xplostudents
                                                                    ra t i o n s to
                                                                                 i n have
                                                                                     I re l a nadsafe
                                                                                                   & the       support necessary for students to have a safe
                                         and healthy education
                                                             Middleabroad
                                                                      East       experience.                   and healthy education abroad experience.

                                                                                                            WELCOME!
                                                                                                            Amman, the capital of Jordan, has expanded from                        COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING
                                                                                                            a quaint sleepy town to the bustling, multicultural
                                                                                                            metropolis it is today. As Jordan is deeply enmeshed in                This interdisciplinary course aims at strengthening
                                                                                                            the international relations of the region, students may find           and deeping students' knowledge of the Middle East
                                                                                                            no better place to study pressing Middle Eastern issues                through direct experience in local organizations and
                                                                                                            and Levantine Arabic.                                                  a series of lectures aimed at providing the theoretical
                                                                                                                                                                                   framework for studying and interacting with Jordanian
                                                                                                                                                                                   society, culture, and politics.
                                                                                                            ACADEMIC OVERVIEW
                                                                                                                                                                                   Students will have a volunteer placement in a local
                                                                                                            •Arabic: Blended Modern Standard & Colloquial                          organization where they are expected to spend
                                                                                                             Jordanian (8 credits) is recommended                                  at least five hours a week. There are also lectures/
                                                                                                            •Colloquial Jordanian Arabic (3 credits) is required if                seminars to contextualize the placement, providing the
                                                                                                             not in the 8-credit course                                            opportunity to directly observe and analyze different
                                                                                                                                                                                   aspects of Jordanian culture, social relations, and
                                                                                                            •Elective Area Studies courses (3 credits each) taught in
                                                                                                                                                                                   politics under the framework provided by the class
                                                                                                             English in a variety of disciplines. Recent courses have
                                                                                                             been drawn from art, history, political science, religion,            readings and discussions.
                                                                                                             and women's studies.
                                                                                                            •Media Arabic (3 credits) is also available as an elective

                                                                    ‫األردن‬
                                                                                                                                             TERMS                             DATES                           CREDITS
                                                                                                             SEMESTER                        Fall                              Late August to Mid December     12–17
                                                                                                                                             Spring                            Mid January to Early May        12–17
                                                                                                             ACADEMIC YEAR                   Fall & Spring                     Late August to Early May        24–34

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JORDAN    ‫األردن‬                                                                                                                                                                                                         JORDAN     ‫األردن‬

                                                                                                                   Conflict & the
                                                                                                                   Struggle for Peace:
 Intensive Arabic                                                                                                  Explorations in Ireland
 in Amman                                                                                                          & the Middle East

                                                                                                                   LEARN IN DUBLIN AND AMMAN!
                                                                                                                   While exploring the process of peace and conflict
                                                                                                                   resolution and the sensitive cultural and societal roots
                                                                                                                   of conflict, students spend a total of five weeks of the summer
 HELLO! HOW ARE YOU?
                                                                                                                   in Dublin and Amman. Organized by the Foundation for
 Int ensive coursewor k combined wit h dail y                                                                      International Education (FIE) in cooperation with AMIDEAST,
 interactions with host families help students at all                                                              students are exposed to the theory and practice of peace
 levels increase their Arabic proficiency within a short                                                           keeping, peace-making, peace building, and conflict resolution
 period. There are 100 hours of Arabic language                                                                    in Europe and the Middle East. See the FIE program website
 instruction per session, covering material usually                                                                for course description and application information:
 presented in one semester on a U.S. campus. The
                                                                                                                    https://www.fie.org.uk/peace-conflict-program
 Intensive Arabic Program is offered in two 4-week
 sessions, so students can choose to spend one or two
 months living and studying in Amman.                                                                              ACADEMIC OVERVIEW
                                                                                  I gained real use of t he
                                                                                                                   •A study tour to Derry, Northern Ireland to contextualize
                                                                                  language and found myself
                                                                                                                    theory on peace and conflict resolution
                                                                                  able to communicate with
 ACADEMIC OVERVIEW                                                              locals on the street better than   •S tudents examine the Arab/Israeli conflict, regional conflicts
                                                                                                                     such as those in Lebanon, Yemen, and/or Iraq, and intra- and
 •Arabic: Blended Modern Standard & Colloquial                   I could have ever imagined prior. I was so
                                                                                                                     inter-tribal conflicts, all of which are addressed in a Middle
  Jordanian (6 credits)                                          happy to finally be able to use Arabic!             East cultural context
 •Classes meet five hours per day, five days
  per week
                                                                       - Intensive Arabic in Amman Student         •S tudents have the option to extend the experience in Jordan
                                                                                                                     by participating in a 4-week Intensive Arabic Summer Session
                                                                                                                     with AMIDEAST

                                 TERMS                         DATES                         CREDITS                                     PROGRAMS                                      DATES                      CREDITS
 SUMMER                          Session 1                     Mid June to Mid July          6                      SUMMER               Conflict & the Struggle for Peace only        Early June to Mid July     See FIE website (above)
                                 Session 2                     Mid July to Mid August        6                                           Conflict & the Struggle for Peace with        Early June to Mid August   See FIE website (above)
                                 Sessions 1 & 2                Mid June to Mid August        12                                          Intensive Arabic extension

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JORDAN     ‫األردن‬                                                                                                                                                                                            STUDENT  ‫األردن‬
                                                                                                                                                                                                              JORDANREVIEWS

Excursions in Jordan
Experiencing life outside the host city is an integral part of
AMIDEAST Education Abroad programs. Semester
programs travel on three major organized excursions                                                                                I learned a great deal of                                      I learned a lot about myself.
and summer programs travel on one to two excursions.                                                                         cultural understanding & flexibility.                               My   program was definitely more
Included in the program fees, excursions provide students                                                                    My preconceived notions about the                                     challenging     than a lot of my
a way to experience the Arab World firsthand, taking                                                                          Arab world were challenged and                                   friends  who   studied   in Europe, but
them places they might not otherwise be able to access.                                                                             my sense of identity was                                   I also  feel that  I got a lot more out
                                                                                                                                        further shaped.                                                  of my   experience.
Previous excursions in Jordan have included Jerash, the                                                                                                           This program, as well as the
Dead Sea, Petra, and Wadi Rum (pictured).                                                        A new culture, new mindset,       - Morocco Program Alum            host country, can be a          - Morocco Program Alum
                                                                                                and unique sides of learning a                               life-changing    experience.  I would
                                                                                               new language. It was incredibly                                  highly recommend it for people
                                                                                                         worthwhile.                                           interested  in the region, people,
                                                                                                                                                                         and language.
                                                                                                   - Jordan Program Alum
                                                                                                                                                                    - Jordan Program Alum

                                                                                                                                                                   AMIDEAST has been doing
                                                                                                                                                                   this for a very long time, so
                                                                                                                                                                 they know how to handle things
                                                                                                                                                                         thrown their way.

                                                                                                                                                                         - Morocco Program Alum
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Incredibly worthwhile —
                                                                                                                                  I gained a huge appreciation                                      great introduction to Arabic
                                                                                                                                for the Jordanian culture, as well                                 and an even better exposure to
                                                                                                                                     as the complexities of the                                          the diversity of the
                                                                                                                                          regional context.                                            North African region.
                                                                                                                                     - Jordan Program Alum                                            - Morocco Program Alum

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MOROCCO   ‫المغرب‬                                                                                                                                                                                             MOROCCO       ‫المغرب‬

Health
MOROCCO                                                                                                                                                                        Health
                                          These are challenging times, particularly for
                                          those involved in programs for American                    Area & Arabic
                                          students in the Middle East and North Af-
                                                                                                     Language Studies
& Safety                                                                                                                                                                       & Safety
                                          rica. At AMIDEAST, student health, safety,
                                          and security is the number one priority.

                                                                                                        ‫الباس يا طالب؟‬
                                          While no one can guarantee that unexpect-
                                          ed risks or situations will not arise, AM-
                                                         LIST OF PROGRAMS
                                          IDEAST continually       strives to provide the
                                          support necessary    for students to have
                                                         SEMESTER/ACADEMIC      YEAR a safe
                                          and healthy education      abroad
                                                         • Area & Arabic     experience.
                                                                         Language Studies
                                                        • Regional Studies in French                  HOW IS IT GOING, STUDENTS?
                                                        • Al Akhawayn University Direct Enrollment
                                                                                                      In the westernmost outpost of the Arab world, students
                                                        SUMMER                                        learn firsthand from leading faculty about Morocco's efforts
                                                        • Intensive Arabic                            to address contemporary issues such as gender rights,                     COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING
                                                                                                      ethnic diversity, and democratization. Students' access
                                                                                                      to Moroccan culture offers unparalleled insights into the                 This interdisciplinary course is designed to enhance
                                                                                                      country's approach to pressing social, religious, and cultural            students' professional, analytical, and communication
                                                                                                      matters of the Middle East and North Africa.                              skills within the context of a local placement, which
                                                                                                                                                                                will focus on practical engagement and interaction
                                                                                                      ACADEMIC OVERVIEW                                                         with Moroccan society.
                                                                                                      •Arabic: Blended Modern Standard & Colloquial
                                                                                                                                                                                Students will have a volunteer placement in a local
                                                                                                       Moroccan (8 credits) is recommended
                                                                                                                                                                                organization where they are expected to spend
                                                                                                      •Colloquial Moroccan Arabic (3 credits) is required if not                at least five hours a week. There are also lectures/
                                                                                                       in the 8-credit course                                                   seminars to contextualize the placement, providing the
                                                                                                      •Elective Area Studies courses (3 credits each) taught in                 opportunity to directly observe and analyze different
                                                                                                       English in a variety of disciplines. Recent courses have                 aspects of Moroccan culture, social relations, and
                                                                                                       been drawn from Middle East and North Africa studies,                    politics under the framework provided by the class
                                                                                                       history, political science, religion, sociology, women's                 readings and discussions.
                                                                                                       studies, and Amazigh studies.
                                                                                                      •Media Arabic (3 credits) is also available as an elective

                                                             ‫المغرب‬
                                                                                                                                    TERMS                              DATES                         CREDITS
                                                                                                     SEMESTER                       Fall                               Late August to Mid December 12–17
                                                                                                                                    Spring                             Mid January to Early May      12–17
                                                                                                     ACADEMIC YEAR                  Fall & Spring                      Late August to Early May      24–34

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MOROCCO      ‫المغرب‬                                                                                                                                                                           MOROCCO          ‫المغرب‬

Regional Studies                                                                                          Al Akhawayn University
in French                                                                                                 Direct Enrollment Program
       BIENVENUE AU MAROC!
 WELCOME TO MOROCCO!
 Immergés dans la passionnante ville historique de                                                                        WELCOME TO AL AKHAWAYN!                            MOROCCAN ARABIC & CULTURE
 Rabat, les étudiants suivront divers cours en Français
 sur les identités Musulmanes, Arabes, Africaines et                                                                      This program offers a diverse curriculum           This is a mandatory 1-credit orientation
 Méditerranéennes au Maroc. Tout en améliorant leur                                                                       through direct enrollment at Al Akhawayn           at the AMIDEAST center in Rabat prior
 niveau de Français dans cet environnement Francophone                                                                    University (AUI), an English-language              to the start of the AUI semester. Students
 non européen, les étudiants approfondiront leur                                                                          Moroccan university patterned on the               will take 15 hours of Colloquial
 expérience marocaine en apprenant l’arabe parlé et                                                                       American model of higher education.                Moroccan Arabic instruction and
 exploreront le Maroc.                                                                                                    Students usually take 15 credits per semester      several lectures/activities in preparation
                                                                                                                          and may choose from any of the course              for immersion. Students will stay with a
 ACADEMIC OVERVIEW                                                                                                        offerings listed in the AUI catalog. Students      host family for this 10-day program.
                                                                                                                          at AUI live in residence halls on the 98-acre
 •Students are required to have a high level of French                                                                    campus in Ifrane, Morocco.
  language proficiency to participate (intermediate-high
  on the ACTFL scale).
 •A rabic: Modern Standard & Colloquial Moroccan (8
   credits) is optional
 •Colloquial Moroccan Arabic (3 credits) is required if not
  in the 8-credit course
 •Elective Regional Studies courses (3 credits each) taught
   in French in a variety of disciplines. Recent courses have
   drawn from Francophone literature, history, Middle East
   and North Africa studies, political science, religion,
   sociology, and women’s studies.

                                TERMS                           DATES                           CREDITS                     TERMS                      DATES                              CREDITS

 SEMESTER                       Fall                            Late August to Mid December     14–17     SEMESTER          Fall                       Mid August to Mid December         15 + 1
                                Spring                          Mid January to Early May        14–17                       Spring                     Early January to Early May         15 + 1
 ACADEMIC YEAR                  Fall & Spring                   Late August to Mid May          28–34     ACADEMIC YEAR     Fall & Spring              Mid August to Early May            30 + 1

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MOROCCO        ‫المغرب‬                                                                                                                                                                  MOROCCO   ‫المغرب‬

                                                                                                       Excursions in Morocco
     Intensive Arabic
     in Rabat

     LEARN MODERN STANDARD ARABIC AND
     DARIJA IN MOROCCO!
     The summer Intensive Arabic Program focuses on
     high-quality Modern Standard Arabic instruction at
     beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. There
     are 100 hours of Arabic language instruction per
     session, covering material usually presented in one
     semester on a U.S. campus. From haggling in the
     easily accessible medina using Darija (Moroccan
     Arabic) to navigating Rabat's contemporar y
     neighborhoods, experiences with conversational
     Arabic are reinforced with coursework.

     ACADEMIC OVERVIEW
     •Arabic: Modern Standard & Colloquial
      Moroccan (6 credits)
     •Classes meet five hours per day, five days
                                                                                                        Experiencing life outside host cities is an important
       per week
                                                                                                        part of AMIDEAST study abroad programs, and
                                                                                                        excursions are integral parts the experience and
                                                                                                        are all included in program fees. Semester programs
                                                                                                        travel on three major organized excursions, and
                                 TERMS                         DATES                         CREDITS    summer programs travel on one to two excursions.
 SUMMER                          Session 1                     Mid June to Mid July          6          Previous excursions in Morocco have included Fez,
                                 Session 2                     Mid July to Mid August        6          Marrakech, and Zaouiat Ahansal (pictured).
                                 Sessions 1 & 2                Mid June to Mid August        12

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TUNISIA   ‫تونس‬                                                                                                                                                               TUNISIA   ‫تونس‬

TUNISIA                                                                                  Action AMIDEAST
                                                                                                                                   WELCOME TO TUNISIA!
                                                            LIST OF PROGRAMS
                                                                                                                                   This is a distinctive summer education abroad

                                                                                         ! ‫أهالً و سهالً في تونس‬
                                                                                                                                   opportunity for students to engage in community-based
                                                            SUMMER                                                                 learning in a Tunisian workplace. The program includes
                                                            • Action AMIDEAST:                                                     a study component in Tunisian Colloquial Arabic and
                                                              Social Innovation Abroad                                             a service-learning component through a Community-
                                                                                                                                   Based Learning course. Applicants do not need prior
                                                                                                                                   Arabic study, knowledge of the region, or study abroad
                                                                                                                                   experience to participate in this program. Service-
                                                                                                                                   learning placements are available for students who
                                                                                                                                   speak English, French, and/or Arabic.

                                                                                                                                   ACADEMIC OVERVIEW
                                                                                                                                   • Colloquial Tunisian Arabic (1 credit)
                                                                                                                                   • Community-Based Learning (3 credits)
                                                                                                                                   • Placement (2 credits)

                                                                  ‫تونس‬                   TERM
                                                                                         SUMMER
                                                                                                      PROGRAM
                                                                                                      Action AMIDEAST
                                                                                                                              DATES
                                                                                                                              Late June to Early August
                                                                                                                                                               CREDITS
                                                                                                                                                               6

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CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS                                                                                                                                                                                             CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS

                                                                                                              INTENSIVE ARABIC PROGRAM                                                                         HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

Customized Programs                                                                                           4 weeks in Jordan
                                                                                                              15 contact hours of Colloquial Arabic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4 weeks in Morocco
                                                                                                                                                                                                       27 contact hours of Colloquial Arabic
                                                                                                              27 contact hours of Modern Standard Arabic                                     16.5 contact hours of Modern Standard Arabic
                                                                                                              Homestays in Amman                                                                                        Homestays in Rabat
                                                                                                              Amman City Tour                                                      Excursions to Fez, Chefchaouen, Merzouga & Marrakech
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Welcome & Farewell Dinners
                                               COLLABORATION
                                          Our staff works in partnership
                                         with clients to design programs,
                                        tapping into local connections to
                                         provide suggestions for lecture
                                       topics and lecturers, visits to local
                                                organizations, and
           REGIONAL EXPERTISE                                                      FLEXIBILITY                                                                      EXAMPLES OF
                                                 cultural activities.
                                                                                                                                                               CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS
       Our customized education abroad                                    From short-term programs of 10
         programs draw deeply from                                        days to as long as 3 months, we                                                                •EGYPT •
        connections and expertise that                                     work with institutions to design
                                                                                                                                                                       •JORDAN •
       come with the organization’s long                                     programs that meet specific
           history in the Arab world.                                           programming needs.                                                                    • MOROCCO •
                                                                                                                                                                       • TUNISIA •

                                                WHY
                                              AMIDEAST?
                                                                                  EXPERIENCE
              COMPREHENSIVE
                 SUPPORT                                                   We have worked with faculty
                                                                         members, study abroad offices,
         Our staff can make logistical
                                                                        non-profits, and other educational
     arrangements for programs as well as
                                                                          institutions for several decades
       provide 24/7 support for health,
                                                                         to bring ideas from the drawing
          safety, and security issues.                                                                        FACULTY-LED PROGRAM                                                                                FACULTY-LED PROGRAM
                                                                             table to a full experience.
                                                                                                              2 weeks in Cairo, Egypt                                                                                    11 weeks in Morocco
                                                    Email                                                     Daily site visits to local organizations, cultural activities,          3 sections of Modern Standard Arabic, 30 hours each
                                           EdAbroad@amideast.org                                              and lectures                                                                                   3 Lectures & 3 Cultural Activities
                                             for more information.                                            Excursions to Luxor, Aswan & Alexandria                                                               Reflection Week Activities
                                                                                                              Hotel accommodation                                                             Excursions to Volubilis, Moulay Idriss, Meknes,
                                                                                                              Visits to the Giza Pyramids, Museum of Islamic Art, and                                            Marrakech, Tangier & Spain
                                                                                                              a walking tour of Medieval Cairo                                                                            Homestays in Rabat
                                                                                                                                                                                        Visiting University Faculty Teaching Content Courses

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HEALTH & SAFETY                                                                                                                                                                           HEALTH & SAFETY

Health & Safety                                                                                 AMIDEAST really made my safety and learning a priority. I felt taken care of the
                                                                                                entire time and knew if I had a concern they would be there.
                                                                                                – Morocco Program Alum

AMIDEAST provides the support
necessary for students to have
a safe and healthy education
                                                                          PRESENCE IN THE REGION                                    RISK MANAGEMENT
                                                                          AMIDEAST was established in 1951 to build                 In addition to AMIDEAST’s longs tanding physical
abroad experience. The health,                                            human connections between Americans and the               presence and strong relationships with local institutions, risk
safety, and security of students,                                         diverse peoples of the Middle East and North
                                                                                                                                    is managed in the following ways:
faculty, and staff are collectively                                       Africa. This longstanding physical presence in
                                                                          the region has enabled AMIDEAST to develop                •AMIDEAST’s Countr y Directors maintain
t he number one pr ior ity on                                             an extensive network of contacts with local                close ties to the Regional Security Officers at U.S.
AMIDEAST Education Abroad                                                 educational and other institutions, organizations,
                                                                                                                                     Embassies.
programs.                                                                 government offices, and civil society.
                                                                                                                                    •Local program staff members are included in the U.S.
                                                                                                                                     Embassy warden network.
                                                                          INSURANCE                                                 •AMIDEAST is a member of the U.S. Department of State’s
                                                                          As part of the program fee, AMIDEAST provides              Overseas Security Advisory Council.
                                                                          medical insurance for all students. In addition           • A M I D E A S T c o n t ra c t s w i t h i J E T: I n t e l l i g e n t R i s k
                                                                          to medical insurance, AMIDEAST purchases
                                                                                                                                     S y s t e m s t o p r ov i d e s t u d e n t s d i r e c t a c c e s s t o
                                                                          high-quality security evacuation coverage for
                                                                                                                                     up-to-the-minute information regarding security.
                                                                          program participants.
                                                                                                                                    •F ield office staff maintains a vital local network and
                                                                                                                                      contributes to the understanding of ongoing and developing
                                                                          STUDENT HEALTH                                              situations on the ground.
                                                                          All students should submit a detailed medical             •Key staf f members in t he field and                                         in
                                                                          profile on the Student Portal prior to departure,          Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . a r e a v a i l a b l e 24 / 7                  to
                                                                          and AMIDEAST staff works with students to                  respond to emergency situations.
                                                                          make accommodations for any health or dietary
                                                                          needs. Once in country, program staff helps               •AMIDEAST study centers are accessible only through
                                                                          students deal with health issues as they arise.            controlled entrances. Local staff is able to send out text
                                                                          Staff recommends providers and hospitals both              messages (SMS) simultaneously to all students’ program-
                                                                          in the host city and in areas visited on excursions.       provided mobile phones to update them instantly as issues
                                                                                                                                     related to health, safety, and security develop.

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STUDENT SUPPORT                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ACCOMMODATIONS

Student Support                                                                                                               Accommodations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WOULD NEED ANY
                                                                                                                              ACADEMIC
                PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION                                                                                                                                                                               TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION,
                                                                             IN-COUNTRY ORIENTATION                           Academic accommodations can be made for a variety of reasons.
             Includes:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PLEASE EMAIL
                                                                       Includes:                                              Examples of reasonable accommodations include extra time to sit for an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EDABROAD@AMIDEAST.ORG
          •Information on academics, visas, and insurance                 • Discussion about cultural adjustment              exam, arranging for flexibility of assignment due dates, or large print
                                                                                                                              documents. Contact your university's office that handles accommodations                   TO BEGIN A CONVERSATION.
              •Information on issues of safety & security                            • Program components                     and have them provide us a copy of your accommodations.
            •Detailed, country-specific student handbook                              • Academic advising
         • Webinar series covering Health, Safety & Security,                 • Setting goals & expectations
          Identity & Intersectionality, and Program Logistics                                                                                                                                  RELIGIOUS
                                                                                            • Safety
                  • Live Question & Answer Session                                                                            Our programs can accommodate religious observances as required by
                                                                              • Survival language instruction
                                                                                                                               a student's practice or belief. Upon request, students may be excused
                                                                                     • Host city exploration                    from classes, examinations, or other program-organized activities for
                                                                                                                                  the observance of the religious holy day(s). Excused absences from
                                                                                                                              classes or exams will not be counted against attendance requirements,
                                                                                                                                but they do not relieve the student from responsibility of any required
                                                                                                                                                                                            coursework.

               ONGOING PROGRAM SUPPORT
                                                                              POST-PROGRAM SUPPORT                            DEPENDENTS
              Includes:
                                                                         Includes:                                            If you are unable to attend a program unless a dependent family
                  •One-on-one and group meetings                                                                              member accompanies you, this would require an exception to our
                                                                               •Grade reports and transcripts
           •Assistance obtaining mental or physical health                                                                    policies. Please note that any additional costs (i.e., housing, child care,
                care services, including a staff escort                   •Course syllabi from classes taken while            elder care, etc.) related to bringing additional family members will be
                                                                    on the program to assist in the credit transfer process   borne solely by the student and additional waivers may be required.
        •Being a highly accessible resource for all types of
                      questions and concerns                        •Enrollment verification for any scholarship granting
                                                                            or background check organizations
           •Working with local authorities and AMIDEAST
            staff to promote student safety and security                                 •Alumni network                                                                                       DISABILITY
               •Being available 24/7 for emergencies                                 •Access to transcripts for                    If you require accommodations for a disability, please email our team.
                    via the local and U.S.-based                                       future applications                              Unfortunately our region is often not very disability-friendly, but all
                          emergency lines                                                                                                                reasonable accommodations will be considered.

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HOUSING                                                                                                                                                                                                                     STAFF & FACULTY

     Housing                                                                                Living with a host family is the
                                                                                            best experience you can have         Staff & Faculty                                                            AMIDEAST Education Abroad
                                                                                            and it was so beneficial to me.                                                                               Programs in the Arab World are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         administered by a
                                                                                                - Morocco Program Alum                                                                                 collaborative team of Field Office
                                                                                                                                 STAFF                                                               and Washington, D.C. Headquarters
                                                                                                                                 AMIDEAST Education Abroad staff members possess a                           staff and faculty. This team of
                                                                                                                                 wealth of knowledge about the Middle East and North                      education abroad professionals
                                                                                                                                 Africa region. They have served as Peace Corps volunteers,
                                                                                                                                 Fulbright Fellows, founders of non-profit organizations,            and academics supports AMIDEAST
                                                                                                                                 teachers, researchers, and program administrators.                   students with their health and safety,
                                                                                               [My host family] made me
                                  Host families are wonderful                                feel like I was truly part of the
                                                                                                                                 While our staff members come from diverse cultures and                   academics, language acquisition,
                                                                                                                                 backgrounds, they share a common passion for the peoples
                                   & are very generous to                                  family and they exposed me to a       and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         intercultural development, cultural
                                  welcome American students                               lot of interesting & unique aspects                                                                                     adjustment, and logistics.
                                       into their homes.                                           of Morccan culture.
                                      - Jordan Program Alum                                     - Morocco Program Alum

                                                                                                                                 FACULTY
                                                                                                                                 Local faculty members develop quality
                                                                                                                                 Arabic and Area Studies courses for
                                                                                              I loved my host family —           e a c h E d u c a t i o n A b ro a d P ro g r a m .
                                                                                          they allowed me to get an inside       In collaboration with Academic and
Depending on which program you choose, you may live with                                                                         Arabic Coordinators, faculty offer content
                                                                                          glimpse of family life in Jordan &
a host family, in a shared apartment, or in a private student                                                                    specialized for the AMIDEAST program.
                                                                                          were so welcoming and helpful in
residence hall (AUI only). Homestays provide students with                                                                       As scholars, professionals, or policy
                                                                                           guiding me along my semester.
a window into local culture; this unique experience will give                                                                    makers with extensive experience in the
you a window into the important role family plays in Arab                                                                        region, AMIDEAST faculty members
                                                                                                 - Jordan Program Alum
society as well as how local community affects family life.                                                                      t e a c h c o u rs e s b a s e d o n f i rs t h a n d
                                                                                                                                 experience.
Once accepted to the program, you will be asked to provide
AMIDEAST with information about your preferences that
will help us pair you with a roommate for your host family
or apartment. Please note that all students are required to
live in AMIDEAST-provided housing.

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TUITION & FEES                                                                                                                                                                                                            SCHOLARSHIPS

Tuition & Fees                                                                                                   Scholarships                                                                  ELIGIBILITY
                                                                                                                                                                                               Funding is available only to U.S. citizens
                                                                                                                 AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in the Arab                                on AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs.
                                                                                                                 World is committed to providing financial assistance to                       Awards will be made only to students who
                                                                                                                 students with demonstrated financial need. AMIDEAST                           submit a completed scholarship application
                                                                 Students are encouraged to apply                currently awards two types of scholarships.
                                                                     for AMIDEAST scholarships                                                                                                 and a complete program application by the
                                                                 and consider using federal, state,                                                                                            established deadlines.
                                                                     and other institutional aid                 NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
     Tuition and fees vary among programs.                      to reduce the costs of study abroad.
                                                                                                                 These are made in the form of a program fee
                                                              Contact your study abroad and/or financial aid     reduction and normally range between $500 and
     Visit our website for the most up-to-date                                                                   $ 5 , 0 0 0 . S c h o l a rs h i p s a re a wa rd e d b a s e d o n
                                                             office to discover how aid may be applied to for
           information on program fees.                      your program. You can generally use your Federal    demonstration of financial need such as financial
                                                              Financial Aid to pay for your education abroad     aid information provided from the home institution
                                                                  program if you are enrolled full time at an    and an essay from the applicant.
                                                                        institution of higher education.
                                                                                                                 BLOG ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                                                                 These are awarded to students on any AMIDEAST
                                                                                                                 semester or summer program. Each student selected
                                                                                                                 participates as a correspondent from their host country.
                                                                                                                 Semester students will receive $1,000 and summer
                                                                                                                 students will receive $500 toward their AMIDEAST
                                                                                                                 program in the form of a tuition reduction.
             TUITION AND FEES INCLUDE:
              • All courses and course packs                      MULTIPLE PROGRAM DISCOUNT
          • Pre-departure and on-site orientations
                                                              Students who participate in multiple AMIDEAST                                            Scholarship and
                         • Housing                            programs will receive a discount on the second
             • Program-organized excursions                                                                        For study abroad in:              program applications
                                                             program. Please email us for discount information
           • Cultural and co-curricular activities                                                                                                         are due:
                                                                        during the following terms:
       • Supplementary lectures and special events
                                                                             Academic Year                                 Summer                           March 15
     • Medical insurance, including medical evacuation
      & repatriation and security evacuation coverage             Two Summer Intensive Arabic Sessions
           • Host country phone and SIM card                                 Successive Terms                       Fall/Academic Year                       April 15
                 • AMIDEAST grade report
                                                                                                                            Spring                         October 15

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STUDY ABROAD IN THE ARAB WORLD TIMELINE

                 I gained so much I think a list would be too extensive.                                                  Study Abroad in the
                Culture, language, friendships, and much more. If I had
                  the option, I would hop on a plane and do it all over                                                   Arab World Timeline
                                    again right now.
                                - Morocco Program Alum

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