Arabic Alternatives Abroad

Looking to study Arabic? Consider these options...

While we all closely follow developments in Egypt and Tunisia, our thoughts go out to those citizens involved in the political process, as well as to the students whose study abroad plans have been altered by the recent events.

As mentioned on Facebook and Twitter earlier this week, if you or someone you know were considering studying abroad in one of those historically and culturally rich locations but no longer have that option, consider these alternatives for Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies through Academic Programs International:

  • Cádiz, Spain – The Advanced Language and Integrated Studies Program at the University of Cádiz offers courses in Arabic and Spanish in subjects such as Arabic and Islamic geography, history, and literature.
  • Doha, Qatar (programs beginning fall 2011) – API students have the amazing opportunity to study in the Islamic world and learn Arabic language and culture, while taking a variety of courses in English at Qatar University (QU). Qatar is a thriving developing nation, with one of the highest standards of living on the planet, and is rated among the safest countries in the world (rated #15 on the Global Peace Index – well ahead of the United States of America!).
  • Granada, Spain – Students at the University of Granada may take courses in Islamic art, history, and literature, as well as the Islamic history of Spain (in English and Spanish).
  • Leeds, England – The University of Leeds is one of the largest and most popular universities in all of the United Kingdom, and offers a wide variety of course options. It has a strong Arabic Studies department, with dozens of courses in Arabic language, Middle Eastern politics, Islamic art, architecture, literature, and much more. Leeds is also home to a vibrant Muslim population, and is known as a very tolerant and welcoming city.
  • London, England – University College London is one of the top rated universities in the world (some rank it as high as #4!), and offers study abroad students the opportunity to take courses in Arabic language, international relations, and political science.
  • Salamanca, Spain – The Integrated Studies with Spaniards Program (PEI) at the University of Salamanca offers courses in Arabic and Spanish in subjects such as Arabic and Islamic history and literature.
  • Seville, Spain – API offers a unique summer program at the University of Seville featuring courses in Arabic language and Arabic culture (partially in English).
  • Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (programs beginning fall 2011) – The official language of instruction at the American University of Sharjah is English, and students will have the opportunity to choose from courses in Arabic language and culture, art, architecture and design, business, engineering, natural sciences, mass communications, and more.

Speak with your academic and/or study abroad advisor soon to determine what the most suitable program options are for your pursuit of Arabic and Middle Eastern studies, and then give us a call at 1-800-844-4124 or apply today!

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