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American Exchange Councils


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exclamation Note: All students intending to study abroad must check the Department of State (DOS) Travel Warnings for any country in which they are interested before finalizing any plans of travel. Heed the Department of State Travel Warnings even if the University of Washington has affiliated programs in certain foreign countries. Please consult with the NELC Undergraduate Advisor and the Office of International Programs and Exchanges (IP&E) if you have questions regarding DOS warnings, or program affiliation status.

American Councils: Study Abroad Programs

American Councils provides academic exchange programs in a number of countries in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Europe. Students interested in studies in Near Eastern languages may get more information directly from their website.



Egypt (DOS Profile)


Arabic Language Institute in Cairo (ALI), American University in Cairo Summer Intensive Program

Contact information

In Egypt:

The Arabic Language Institute
The American University in Cairo
113 Kasr El Aini Street
P.O. Box 2511
Cairo 11511
Tel: 202.797.5055
Fax: 202.795.7565


The American University in Cairo
Attn: Mary Davidson
420 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Tel: 212.730.8800
Fax: 212.730.1600



Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), American University in Cairo

Summer and Full-Year Programs

Contact Information

The Center for Arabic Study Abroad
Institute for Comparative and International Studies
Emory University
1385 Oxford Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
Tel: 404.727.2575
Fax: 404.727.6187

The Center for Arabic Study Abroad offers three programs: Summer-Only, Full-Year (Summer, Autumn, and Spring), and CASA III. The Summer and Full-Year programs are designed for undergraduate and graduate students, while the CASA III program is designed to meet the linguistic and research needs of professors with specialization in Middle Eastern Studies. All three programs consist of intensive language study, with 12-20 hours per week of classroom instruction plus homework.

Summer-Only: Emphasis on Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

Full-Year: The CASA Full-Year program of study includes three components:

1)the Summer program, 2) Autumn semester, 3) Spring semester



Lebanon (DOS Profile)

Center for Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES), American University in Beirut

Summer Intensive Language Program

Contact Information

Summer Arabic Program
P.O. Box 11-0236
Beirut, Lebanon

The CAMES Summer Program offers Introductory, High Introductory, Intermediate, High Intermediate, and Advanced classes in Modern Standard Arabic.



Morocco (DOS Profile)

Summer Arabic Language & Culture Program, Al Akhawayn University

Summer Intensive Language Program

Contact Information

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane
Hassan II Avenue, PO Box 104
Ifrane 53 000. Morocco


Arabic Language Institute in Fez

Summer and Full-Year Programs

Contact Information

The Arabic Language Institute in Fez, B.P. 2136, Fez 30000, Morocco
Tel: (212/35) 62 48 50 
Fax: (212/35) 93 16 08



Syria (DOS Profile)

Arabic Language Center, Damascus University

(Please note, the Center's website does not work any more, so its link and email below have been removed.)

Summer and Full-Year Programs

Contact Information

Arabic Language Center
Language Institute
Damascus University
Mezzeh Highway - "Fayez Mansour St." - Campus of Humanities
Damascus, Syria
Tel: +963 (11) 211 9853
Fax: +963 (11) 212 0164



United States

Middlebury College

Summer and Full-Year Programs

Contact Information

Middlebury College
Sunderland Language Center
356 College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
Tel: (802) 443-5510
Fax: (802) 443-2075 fax



Yemen (DOS Profile)

Sana'a Institute of the Arabic Language

Summer Intensive Language Program

Contact Information

Old City of Sana'a
P.O.Box: 5734
Sana'a, Yemen
Tel: +967-1-284-330
Fax: +967-1-284-329


Modern Hebrew (DOS Profile)

Rothberg International School, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Please note that this program is only affiliated with IP&E; it is not affiliated with the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cilization at the University of Washington.

Summer Programs, Winter Ulpan, Semester Courses

Contact Information

Office of Academic Affairs
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
One Battery Plaza, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel: (800) 404-8622; (212) 607-8520
Fax: (212) 809-4183


Tel Aviv University

Summer and Winter Hebrew Ulpan

Contact Information (IMPORTANT: Please make careful note that the University of Tel Aviv recently underwent major website renovation and have removed direct contact information such as telephone and fax numbers, as well as a contact email address from their website, and have instead replaced this information with an online form that users may fill out and submit should they have any questions or concerns. The information listed below is what NELC has had on file since before the recent renovation. Therefore, if you use any of the information below when contacting the University of Tel Aviv, it may be best to also submit an online form on their website directly via the link below to ensure that your questions or concerns are received by someone on their end.)

Tel Aviv University's Contact Us page


Tel Aviv University
Lowy School for Overseas Students
Office of Academic Affairs
39 Broadway 15th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Tel: (212) 742-9030; (800) 665-9828
Fax: (212) 742-9031



University of Haifa

Summer, Semester, and Full-Year Programs

Contact Information

Department of Overseas Studies
University of Haifa
Haifa 31905
Tel: 972-4-824-0766
Fax: 972-4-824-0391



Persian (DOS Profile)

International Center for Persian Studies, University of Tehran

Summer Language Program

Contact Information

International Center for Persian Studies
University of Tehran
Vali-e-Asr St.
Persian Bus Stop
Tehran, Iran
Tel: +98 21 22700857
Fax: +98 21 2271 7118

exclamation The UW and NELC do not provide any assistance with this program, as all travel to Iran is currently not advised by the US State Department. Students wishing to apply to this program must arrange the process independently.


Turkish (DOS Profile)

exclamation The U.S. State Department has released a warning issued by the U.S. Embassy in Turkey to all U.S. citizens currently in Turkey, or planning to travel there. The Security Message states:

"U.S. citizens traveling or residing in Turkey should be alert to the potential for violence, avoid those areas where disturbances have occurred, and avoid demonstrations and large gatherings. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. U.S. citizens are therefore urged to avoid the areas of demonstrations if possible, and to exercise caution if in the vicinity of any demonstrations."

-Security message issued by the Embassy of the United States of America
Ankara, Turkey

NELC strongly discourages travel to Turkey and students wishing to travel do so at their own risk. Please review the State Department's website for the most current information on the situation in Turkey.


Turkish Language & Culture Program, Boğazici University

Summer Intensive Language Program

Contact Information

Turkish Language & Culture Program
The Language Center
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Boğazici University
34342 Bebek
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: (90) (212) 257 5039
Fax: (90) (212) 265 7131

Boğazici University Direct Exchange

Autumn, Spring, Academic-Year, and Summer Terms

Contact IP&E for more information.


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