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Study Abroad for Arab World Studies Majors

 
NOTE--The list below contains recommended options only. Students are not limited to just these programs! For a comprehensive listing of options, complete university descriptions, and course listings, please visit AU Abroad brochure webpages.
 
  • Generally, students study abroad between their second semester of sophomore year through the first semester of their senior year. The decision when to study abroad should be made in consultation with the student’s academic advisor and faculty advisor
 
  • Students may study abroad for one semester or one year. 
 
  • Students need to let their academic advisor and faculty advisor know as soon as possible about their desire to study abroad so they can meet to discuss their study abroad goals and how to fit this experience into their specific academic program and graduation requirements. 
 
  • Even after courses abroad have been equated to courses at AU, students must review final course selection with their academic advisors. 
 
  • It is recommended that students complete at least 80% of their general education requirements before studying abroad. 
 
  • Students are recommended by Arab World Studies to study abroad in the CET program in Jordan. 
  • Students are encouraged to take courses in pursuit of Arabic language acquisition to meet program learning outcomes. Courses conducted in English have less flexibility in terms of where they can apply in the major but may still count.
 
  • There are no limits of credits that can be applied to the major, subject to review by academic and faculty advisors. The student should receive approval from the academic counselor about how courses and credits may apply to the major, both before departure and once students return from study abroad. 
 
  • Arab World Studies supports study abroad Arabic language programs during the summer, even when not taken for credit.

England

Jordan

  • Area & Arabic Language Studies in Jordan (AMIDEAST) 
    • Modern Standard Arabic courses:  Required - available at all levels
      Colloquial Arabic courses: Required
      Program structure:  This program is offered in coordination with AMIDEAST.  Students take courses with other study abroad students at the AMIDEAST Center in Amman.  In addition to language courses, students take content courses in English about the MENA region.  AMIDEAST also coordinates student homestays or shared apartments, excursions and cultural activities as part of the program.
       
  • CET - Intensive Language 
    • Modern Standard Arabic courses:  Required (Prerequisites: ARAB 202 or its equivalent)
      Colloquial Arabic courses: Required 
      Program structure: This program is offered in coordination with CET.  Students take courses with other U.S. students and commit to an Arabic language pledge.  Students choose two content courses which are instructed in either Arabic and include topics on contemporary Jordanian life and culture, media Arabic, translation, etc.  CET coordinates student housing in apartments with CET and Jordanian roommates, and has language partners, excursions and cultural activities as part of the program.  
       
  • CET - Internship 
    • Modern Standard Arabic courses:  Required - available at all levels
      Colloquial Arabic courses: Required
      Program structure:  This program is offered in coordination with CET.  Students are required to have an internship, using English or Arabic. Students take courses with other study abroad students.  Language and content courses take place with CET at the University of Jordan.  Content courses are focused on Middle East history, politics and culture.  CET also coordinates student apartment housing with CET and Jordanian roommates, excursions, and cultural activities as part of the program.

Morocco

  • Area & Arabic Language Studies in Morocco (AMIDEAST)  
    • Modern Standard Arabic courses:  Required- available at all levels
      Colloquial Arabic courses: Required
      Program structure: This program is offered in coordination with AMIDEAST.  Students take courses with other study abroad students.  Arabic language courses and MENA topics courses in English take place at the AMIDEAST Center in Rabat.  AMIDEAST coordinates homestays, excursions and cultural activities as part of the program.  
       
  • Regional Studies in French (AMIDEAST)  
    • Modern Standard Arabic courses:  available at all levels
      Colloquial Arabic courses: Required
      Program structure: This program is offered in coordination with AMIDEAST.  Students take French topics MENA related courses with other study abroad students.  AMIDEAST coordinates homestays, excursions and cultural activities as part of the program.  

United Arab Emirates