Why study Abroad in the Islamic World?

Though the article above was published last year by our friends at the Matador Network, it is definitely worth a second read. In it, Tim Patterson explains why n0n-traditional study abroad locations like the Middle East are full of amazing experiences for those who are willing to step out of their comfort zone – which in a since is what study abroad is all about. “Perhaps the greatest travel opportunity for this generation of students is to study abroad in the Islamic world” says Patterson… and we fully agree!

Last year, API announced the launch of two new programs in the Middle Eastern Gulf States of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Both programs offer students the opportunity to take a variety of courses in the American style of higher education, while firmly embracing the values of their host Islamic cultures.  This year, we are introducing two Arabic Studies Hybrid Program options, in which students may elect to study Arabic language and culture in 2-3 different countries. In the 3 country option, students begin their studies at our summer Arabic Studies program in Seville, Spain. They then continue on to the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, England for the fall semester, before rounding out their program the following spring in Doha, Qatar or Sharjah, UAE. Students may instead choose the 2 country option, beginning their program at SOAS in London in the fall before transitioning to Doha or Sharjah in the spring. These options provide a great opportunity for students to develop their Arabic language skills and cultural awareness for a full term before immersing themselves directly into an Arabic culture – and to study abroad in two or three completely different countries in the process!

API is sending its first group of students to Doha in just a few short weeks, with many students electing to study for a full academic year. Based on the success of this first group, we hope to send even larger groups to both Sharjah and Doha in the spring. Will you join us?

To apply to one of API’s Arabic studies programs, visit our website today!

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