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Middle East & North Africa

Beirut: American University of Beirut

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English language university in vibrant, cosmopolitan city. Extensive curriculum in Middle East and North African studies. Best for the independent student. Total enr: 9,000.

Rabat: IES in Rabat

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Required Arabic language course. North African studies courses in English. Opportunity to take courses in French offered by IES program courses and at Université Mohammed V.

Amman: SIT - Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action

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Health and humanitarian policies with regard to refugee populations. Arabic language with component on colloquial Jordanian Arabic. Excursions within Jordan and to Istanbul. Home stay in Bedouin community. Independent study project or Internship. Students are encouraged to apply for SIT scholarships.

Istanbul: The IES program at Boğaziçi University

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Program suspended until further notice. Program starts with 3 week Turkish language course and Turkish culture and civilization course; then courses with Turkish students at Boğaziçi University -- one of the leading universities in Europe. Politically active student body. For the independent student with previous course work in Middle Eastern studies. Turkish language required. Housing in program apts with Turkish RA's or in Superdorm with mainly international students. Early application required. Total enr.: 12,000. Students are encouraged to apply for IES scholarships. Interested students may wish to speak with Professor Aslan (Politics), a Boğaziçi graduate.

Tunis: SIT -- Politics and Religious Integration

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Interplay of regional politics, migration, and religion. Three weeks in Sicily. Birthplace of the "Arab Spring;" Tunisia has made a successful transition to democratic rule. Modern Standard Arabic (with brief introduction to Colloquial Tunisian Arabic) or Advanced French. Best for students with good French skills. Independent study project or Internship.

Istanbul: The CIEE program at Koç University

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Program suspended until further notice. Turkish and Middle East politics and history; art history; literature. Based at Koç University (English language univ.) with opportunities to participate in clubs and sports; Turkish language required; classes with Turkish students. Highly regarded faculty and student body. Dorm room with Turkish roommate. Striking campus setting; close to small town on the Bosphorus. Easy 45 minute commute to center of Istanbul, a vibrant international city of 15 million. Fall: early September-early January (requires prior arrangements with CIEE staff to take exams early); Spring: late January-early June. Students are encouraged to apply for CIEE scholarships.

Rabat: SIT - Migration and Transnational Identity

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Migration & Transnational Identities; academic excursions throughout Morocco and to the Netherlands to study Moroccan migration to Europe; independent study project or internship (with independent study component). Modern Standard Arabic course with a shorter period devoted to colloquial Moroccan Arabic. Knowledge of French useful. Cosmopolitan setting in a diverse country. Students are encouraged to apply for SIT scholarships.

Rabat: SIT - Multiculturalism and Human Rights

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Multiculturalism and Human Rights; independent study project or internship. Modern Standard Arabic course with a shorter period devoted to colloquial Moroccan Arabic. Knowledge of French useful. Academic excursions throughout Morocco. Rural home stay in Atlas mountains. Cosmopolitan setting in a diverse country. Students are encouraged to apply for SIT scholarships.

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