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Middle East

 

Egypt

Alexandria

Host: IFSA-Butler Alexandria University– Program on HOLD
Required GPA: 3.0
Languages: English and Arabic
Housing: Homestay or off-campus apartments
Course Sampling: Intensive Arabic Language; Colloquial Egyptian; Islamic History and Culture
Of Note: No previous Arabic study required; Beautiful Mediterranean waterfront setting; excursions to historic sites

Cairo

Host: IFSA-Butler Egyptian Universities– Program on HOLD
Required GPA: 3.0-3.3
Languages: English and Arabic
Housing: Homestay or student apartments
Course Sampling: Intensive Arabic Language; Colloquial Egyptian; Egyptology; Classic Arab Poetry;Nation and Narration; Beginnng of Modern Cairo; International Economics; International Finance
Of Note: No previous Arabic study required; Students may apply to Cairo University; Helwan University; or Ain Shams University depending on program interests; excursions to historic sites

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Israel

Jerusalem

Host: IFSA-Butler Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Required GPA: 3.0
Languages: English, Hebrew and Arabic
Housing: Student residence halls
Course Sampling: International Relations; Religion; Middle Eastern Studies; Art and Dance Studies; Hebrew or Arabic Language Study
Of Note: No previous Hebrew or Arabic study required, but students will be required to enroll in a language course; excursions and activities around Isreal; opportunity to volunteer at a local organization

 

Jordan

Amman

Host: CIEE University of Jordan 
Required GPA: 2.75
Languages: English and Arabic
Housing: Homestay or off-campus apartments
Course Sampling: Arabic Language; Archaeological Survey of Jordan; Economic Transformations in the Middle East; Gender and Equality in the Arab World; America and the Arabs; Contemporary Arab Women Writers; Introduction to Islam
Of Note: Internship opportunities; volunteer opportunities; excursions to Petra, Jerash and Um Qais

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