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International and Domestic (U.S.) Programs - Indexed by Language


Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI), Indiana University
Columbia Summer Language Institute
Middlebury Total Immersion Program
Georgetown University Arabic & Persian Language Institute
University of Maryland Intensive Language Institute
University of Pennsylvania
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Beloit College
University of Chicago
University of Michigan Summer Language Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Wisconsin-Madison
UCLA Summer Language Intensives
State University of New York, New Paltz
John Hopkins
Yale University
Hagop Kevorkian Center, New York University
San Diego State University

Bard College
School for International Training (Morocco)
Arabic Language Institute in Fez (Morocco)
SUNY Binghamton/Geneseo Summer Arabic Program (Morocco)
Al-Akhawayn University (Morocco)
Tangier Summer Intensive Arabic Studies Program, AIMS, University of Texas (Morroco)
Rothberg International School (Israel and New York)
Birzeit University (Palestine)
Palestine Summer Encounter (Palestine)
Jordan University (Jordan)
University of Oklahoma Intensive Arabic, The Hashemite University (Jordan)
University of Virginia at Yarmouk University (Jordan)
American University of Beirut (Lebanon) 
Language Institute, Damascus University (Syria)
Arabic at Institute Francais du Proche Orient, IFEAD (Syria)

Yemen Language Center and Yemen Center For Arab Studies (Yemen)
Modern American Language Institute (Mali) (Yemen)
American University of Cairo (Egypt)
CASA at the American University of Cairo (Egypt)
Al Diwan Center for Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (Cairo, Egypt)
University of Tunis (Tunisia)
William and Mary's Study Abroad page


Georgetown University Arabic & Persian Language Institute
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Washington Intensive Language Institute
Eastern Consortium in Persian and Turkish at Ohio State
UCLA Summer Language Intensives
RIRI Advanced Persian Summer Course
San Diego State University
University of Texas, Austin
Language Institute, Damascus University, Syria
Bourguiba University of Tunis, Tunisia


University of Chicago Summer Language Institute
University of Washington Summer Intensive Language
Eastern Consortium in Persian and Turkish at Ohio State
University of Texas, Austin
Georgetown University (Alanya, Turkey)
Language Institute, Damascus University (Syria)
Bosphorus/Bogazici University, Istanbul (Turkey)
University of Tunis (Tunisia)
Fatih University (Istanbul, Turkey)
Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey)

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) (Ankara, Turkey)

Hebrew / Yiddish

University of Chicago Summer Language Institute
University of Washington Intensive Language Institute
UCLA Summer Language Intensives
Brandeis University Hebrew Language Summer Institute

University of Texas, Austin
State University of New York at New Paltz
Jewish Theological Seminary Intensive Hebrew
Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, NYU
Rothberg International School, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel and New York)
Bard College
University of Haifa/Department of Overseas Studies (Israel)
Tel Aviv University  (Israel)

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Ulpan (Israel/ New Jersey)
Language Institute, Damascus University (Syria)
Bourguiba University of Tunis (Tunisia)
Bethlehem University (Israel/Palestine border)
Rothberg International School, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel and New York)


University of Chicago
South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) at Wisconsin-Madison
Harvard University
University of Florida
Bard College
University of Calgary
Florida International University - Online Sanskrit
University of Washington-Seattle
University of Texas, Austin

Abroad in India

University of Madras, India

AIIS Advanced Language Study in India
University of Pennsylvania Summer in Pune, India
French Institute of Pondicherry, India
University of Iowa Semester in South India Program


South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) at Wisconsin-Madison
University of California, Berkeley, Summer Hindi-Urdu Intensive
Harvard University Summer Session
University of Washington-Seattle Summer Intensive
University of Texas, Austin
Abroad in India
AIIS Advanced Language Study in India
University of Madras, India
Antioch College Buddhist Studies in Bodh Gaya, India
Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), Hyderabad, India
Landouer Language Institute, Mussoorie, India
SIT Study Abroad: India: Arts and Culture
N.C. State Summer Hindi Language and Indian Culture
, New Delhi, India
University of Pennsylvania Summer in Pune, India
University of Iowa Semester in South India Program


Summer Tibetan Language Institute, University of Virginia
Harvard University Summer Session
University of Calgary
Emory Tibetan Culture/Lang. Study in Dharamsala, India
SIT Study Abroad: Tibetan Studies, Dharamsala, India
Summer Tibetan Language Study at Tibet University, Lhasa, China
Antioch College -Buddhist Studies in Bodh Gaya, India 

Other South Asian Languages

South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) at Wisconsin-Madison (various)
University of Washington-Seattle (various)
University of California, Berkeley, Summer Intensive (Hindi-Urdu)
University of Texas, Austin (Malayalam)

Performing and Liberal Arts in Kerala, India (Malayalam)
University of Pennsylvania Summer in Pune, India (various)
AIIS Advanced Language Study in India (various)
University of Madras, India (various)
Assoicated Colleges of the Midwest India Studies (Marathi)
Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), Hyderabad, India (Urdu, Telugu)
Abroad (continued)
SITA: South India Term Abroad (Tamil)
Stony Brook University Program in Bangalore, India
Henry Martyn Institute of Islamic Studies, Hyberabad, India (Urdu)

U.C., Santa Barbara in Chandigarh, India (Punjabi)
French Institute of Pondicherry, India (Tamil)
University of Iowa Semester in South India Program (Kannada)

For more South Asian Languages, visit the University of Virginia's Center for South Asian Language Studies website for Summer Programs:

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Financial Aid

Fulbright Fellowships

National Security Education Program (NSEP)  American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) 

Institute of International Education
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Rothberg International, Hebrew University (Jerusalem/New York)

Additional Grant and Fellowship information can be found here:
Georgia State University, Office of International Affairs, Financing Your Study Abroad
NYU's Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies | Resources for Students

Disclaimer: Although much of the information presented here is taken verbatim from the referenced websites, the possibility of misrepresentation and misinformation remains. Also, the following predominately refers to 2005 sessions and many of these institutions offer additional courses that are not listed here.
Be sure to contact the respective programs and schools to obtain current information before making any crucial decisions


Domestic Programs


Georgetown University Summer Arabic & Persian Language Institute
June 6-August 12, 2005

The language program is designed to help participants acquire skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Modern Standard Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, Iraqi Arabic and Persian. The language program is proficiency-based; materials are designed to help students develop their communicative abilities in order to perform tasks that a native speaker carries out in formal and informal situations.

Turkish Language Studies
abroad are offered by the The McGhee Center, "Georgetown University's villa, located in Alanya Turkey, and acts as the base for a study abroad program in Eastern Mediterranean Studies.... The program is open to both Georgetown and non-Georgetown undergraduate students. The application deadline for GU students wishing to participate in the Spring 2006 program is OCTOBER 5, 2005. The application deadline for non-GU students is NOVEMBER 1, 2005."


University of Chicago Summer Language Study

Regular Intensive Study and Residential Immersion Options Available

Earn up to a year's worth of university credit this summer in our intensive language sequences.
You will learn from distinguished professors and lecturers who have devoted themselves to language instruction and take advantage of advanced multi-media resource labs to reinforce your course work.

The Residential Immersion Program is available as an option for students in Arabic and Chinese only. However, students are not required to be enrolled as residential immersion students to study these languages.
This program is open to qualified high school students, visiting students from other institutions, and current University of Chicago students. Admission to the Residential Immersion Program is by application only. All prospective students must submit a special Immersion Program application form, transcript, two letters of recommendation (at least one of which must be from a foreign language teacher), a personal essay, and an application fee of $40 ($55 for international students).

View sample course offerings:


Columbia Arabic, Greek, and Latin Intensives

Elementary Literary Arabic 1,2, and 3 and Intermediate Arabic 1, 2, and 3. This program will be offered in summer 2006. Courses are offered in two six-week sessions. The first two days of each session are used for placement tests, orientation, and social activities, and the last two days for examinations, evaluations, and conclusions to the program.

Please contact Dr. George El-Hage for more information:

Middlebury Summer Total Immersion Program

Middlebury has created a unique linguistic environment, one that provides students with unlimited opportunities to speak their target language. Students in Middlebury’s summer Language Schools use their target language exclusively—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish—in classes, dining halls, dormitories, and co-curricular activities.

A summer at Middlebury can also prepare students for study abroad, by improving language skills, deepening cultural understanding, and strengthening confidence and learning strategies.

Elementary through Advanced Modern Standard Arabic Program:

Language Schools Summer Sessions 2006
 Session            Dates   Tuition Board  Room   Total   
9-week            6/16-8/18        $4,992 $1,944 $764    $7,700
7-week            6/30-8/18        $3,744 $1,512 $594    $5,850
6-week            7/03-8/18*      $3,744 $1,404 $552    $5,700

University of Maryland Summer Intensive Language Institute

You’ll learn Arabic (elementary or intermediate), Italian, or Spanish in a highly focused, student-centered environment. Small classes ensure that you’ll receive one-on-one attention from our nationally and internationally recognized teaching staff. Our instructors include faculty members and graduate students from University of Maryland’s School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Language study classes are held Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and concentrate on grammar, reading, writing, pronunciation, drills, and conversation. Cultural enrichment class, held on Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m, may include film viewings, introduction to foods and the cultural arts, visits to places of worship, bookstores, museums and cultural centers, and meetings with faculty, journalists, and Washington-area community leaders.

Intensive Language Institute—Elementary Arabic focuses on developing proficiency in the standard Arabic language, both written and formal spoken. It begins with learning the script and phonology, and develops into a limited range of situation-based texts and topics that build vocabulary, grammar, general communicative competence, and cultural awareness. The elementary program also includes the widely spread spoken variety of Egypt and covers the basic range of communicative and cultural situations where Modern Standard Arabic is not used. 12 credits equivalent to ARAB 111 Elementary Arabic I (6) and ARAB 112 Elementary Arabic II (6).

University of Washington Summer Intensive Language Institute

Earn a year's worth of language credit in nine weeks! In addition to intensive Arabic and Hebrew, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization is also offering intensive Advanced Uzbek, for which fellowships may be available.
For more information about these fellowships, please contact Prof. Ilse Cirtautas at 206-543-9963 or

Languages Available:
Modern Hebrew:

Language courses in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and Sanskrit are regularly offered at the University of Washington, including summer intensive courses in elementary Hindi.

At present, the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures offers courses of instruction in the following Asian languages: Bengali (Bangla), Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Sanskrit, Pali, and the Prakrits, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

University of Washington-Seattle, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures


University of Michigan Summer Language Institute
June 13- August 19, 2005

The University of Michigan has long been recognized as a center of excellence for the study and teaching of languages and cultures. In addition to faculty in language and literature, U-M boasts internationally known area-studies scholars whose research is centered on the region of the target languages.

Language teaching at the Summer Language Institute is proficiency-oriented and aims to develop four basic skills: speaking, reading, writing, and aural comprehension. Each course is designed to teach language within a cultural and social context, so that students deepen their knowledge of the relevant country as they develop language skills. Enthusiastic class participation is expected; placement tests may be required for second year or higher courses and oral proficiency interviews at the end of each course are highly encouraged.

Language courses will be supplemented by a variety of activities such as lectures, films, language tables, and excursions to local cultural centers. U-M area specialists will take part in the extra-curricular activities and are available for consultation. Of special interest to students will be U-M’s nationally renowned Language Resource Center, with its extensive video collection and access to current television programs in the target languages. In addition, the U-M Library has an outstanding collection of books, journals, and newspapers in SLI languages.

Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, Levantine Colloquial Arabic, Business Arabic:


Eastern Consortium in Persian and Turkish
at Ohio State University (2005)
June 20 to August 12, 2005

Intensive instruction in both introductory and intermediate Persian and Turkish. The emphasis in all courses will be on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The target proficiency level for the introductory courses will be Novice High, and for the intermediate courses Intermediate High. Each course will provide up to 15 quarter hours of graded undergraduate credit. For additional details, see the program information section at the application link above.

For further information, contact:
Stafford Noble, Consortium Coordinator
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
The Ohio State University
300 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus , OH 43210-1340

Ohio State University Middle East Studies Center:
The Center helps to fund or provides other forms of support for Arabic, Hebrew, Pashto, Persian, Turkish and Urdu instruction. Two major componants of the MESC teacher training program are the Eastern Consortium of Persian and Turkish Summer Institute and the Summer Workshop on Middle Eastern Cultures, an intensive two-week program and course in the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Department, worth 6 graduate credit hours. In addition to classroom visits, lectures, and on-campus activities for teachers, MESC provides other one and two-day workshops for teachers.


University of California Santa Barbara Summer Session

Courses: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced Modern Standard Arabic

Example Arabic course offerings from Summer 2005:


University of Wisconsin-Madison
Summer Arabic & Persian Immersion Program

Elementary Arabic, Intermediate Arabic, Elementary Persian, and Intermediate Persian. each course is equivalent to one year of language study in a normal university setting and will offer eight semester credits. Persons with no previous Arabic/Persian experience are encouraged to apply for the elementary course. Those who have completed one year of university level Arabic/Persian or its equivalent are encouraged to apply for the intermediate level. These programs are open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students of Arabic and Persian at both the elementary and intermediate levels (first and second year). Participants will agree to use their language of study exclusively throughout the entire eight-week program.

UCLA Summer Language Intensives
June 27 - August 5th or 19th
(8 or 10 weeks)

UCLA Intensive Summer Arabic Program
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Standard (written) Arabic courses are offered, as well as Egyptian Colloquial (spoken) Arabic.. The program includes an Arabic film series, a lecture series, concerts, and field trips to places of cultural interest in the Los Angeles area, including Arab restaurants and bookstores. Students have the option of participating in the Residential Program which provides room and board for an additional fee. Residents will live in UCLA housing and have access to an Arabic-speaking tutor. Arabic satellite television will also be provided.

Other UCLA Summer Language Intensives  
   Greek Intensive First-Year Ancient Greek (12 units) (8 weeks)
   Hebrew Elementary Hebrew (15 units) (8 weeks) 
   Iranian Elementary Persian (15 units) (8 weeks)
   Latin Intensive First-Year Latin (12 units) (8 weeks)


Brandeis University Hebrew Language Summer Institute 
July 11 - August 5, 2005

The Hebrew Language Summer Institute (HLSI) is presented by the Brandeis Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department and the Rabb School of Summer and Continuing Studies. The nationally acclaimed Brandeis University Hebrew Language Program is one of the largest modern Hebrew programs in the United States.

 The special four-week Summer Institute is an unsurpassed opportunity to benefit from the expertise of a well-established program. Admission is open to undergraduate, graduate and commuting high school students, as well as teachers and educators from secondary and post-secondary institutions. The Institute also welcomes adults who wish to become proficient in the modern Hebrew language.

Be aware: visitors will be expected to abide by Mormon social norms.

Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI)
2005-2006 hosted by Indiana University (June 18 - Aug 5)

The Indiana University African Studies Program in cooperation with the Department of Linguistics is pleased to host the national Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) during the second summer session 2005. SCALI offers performance-based instruction in a variety of African languages by mother-tongue speakers. Classes are held four hours per day over a period of eight weeks, for a total of 156 hours. Students will earn credits equivalent to one academic year of language instruction. Any person interested in intensive language study may apply to attend SCALI, whether an enrolled student or not.

The following languages were offered during SCALI 2005 and will be offered again in 2006 if there is sufficient enrollment: Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic (North African), Akan/Twi, Hausa, Kiswahili, Luganda, Setswana, Wolof, Yoruba, Xhosa, and Zulu.

Languages other than those listed above may be offered if sufficient interest is expressed and qualified instructors are available. Such languages may include (but are not limited to): Bamana / Bambara, Chichewa, Chitonga, Igbo, Kikongo, Kinyarwanda, Lingala, Pulaar, Shona, Somali, Songhay, and Tigrinya.

Instruction is available at the elementary, intermediate, or advanced level, depending on enrollment. Please complete our expression of interest form indicating which language you intend to study and at what level.


Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages at Indiana University

June 16-August 11, 2006

A variety of languages, including Anatolian dialects and "Reading Yiddish for Holocaust Research"


University of Pennsylvania Summer Session

The Arabic Language Program offers summer intensive courses through the Office of Summer Sessions. The 6-week courses run from the middle of May to the end of June (during Summer Session I). Two proficiency-oriented courses in Modern Standard Arabic are offered: Intensive Elementary (1st year) Arabic (AMES 030) and Intensive Intermediate (2nd year) Arabic (AMES 031). The two classes meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students earn two University of Pennsylvania course units for either course.


State University of New York at New Paltz Summer Language Immersion Institute
Phone: (845) 257-3500 Fax: (845) 257-3569
E-mail address:

The Language Immersion Institute at the State University of New York at New Paltz allows the adult learner to acquire proficiency in one or more of twenty languages in the shortest possible time. The immediacy with which participants are able to use the language is a hallmark of LII's weekend, two week, overseas and special programs.

2-week Summer session in Elementary and Intermediate Arabic, Hebrew, Yiddish, etc.
All levels are offered on the following dates:
July 10-21, 2006
July 24-August 4, 2006

Classes meet Monday through Friday on the New Paltz campus, five hours a day, 9AM to 2 PM, for 2 weeks, providing a total of 50 hours of instruction. Each session starts with an orientation Monday morning. Classes are supplemented by practice in the language laboratory and opportunities to meet the many native-speaking students living on campus for the summer.


RIRI Advanced Persian Summer Course
University Towers, Austin (TX)
10 June -15 July

The 13th Annual RIRI Advanced Persian Course at University Towers in Austin (TX) meets six hours most class days, offers a totals of 180 hours of instruction, and places equal emphasis on listening, reading, and speaking. Each class hour treats a different sort of Persian or skill; e.g, conversations on job-related subjects, listening to recorded broadcasts, monologues, and (telephone) conversations, reading newspapers, reading prose fiction, and practicing dictionary and Persian web site use. Proficiency/performance-based course materials include RIRI Persian Newspaper Syllabus, RIRI Persian Fiction Syllabus, RIRI Persian Dictionary Syllabus, Persian Listening: A Self-study and Classroom Guide (2005), and Persian Grammar: Topics Modules (2006). In addition to cited materials, course participants receive copies of the most up-to-date Persian-Persian, Persian-English, and English-Persian dictionaries, and audio CD and DVD recordings of course texts. The tentative daily class schedule is: (1) 8-8:50 am Study Hall/Review, (2) 9-9:50 Dictionaries, Computers, and Technical Texts, (3) 10-10:50 Newspapers, (4) 11-11:50 Conversation, (5) 1-1:50 pm Persian Fiction and Iranian Culture, (6) 2-2:50 Listening, and (7) Persian Language Topics. Persian is the language of communication in and outside of class, except for optional use of English in the afternoon Persian Language Topics session. On six afternoons, course participants watch Iranian feature films for which they prepare in listening and conversation classes. The course also involves Persian-only lunch tables, three Persian/Iranian cooking lessons, and a field trip to Iranian-American businesses in Houston. Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a certificate signed by course faculty (all of whom are experienced language teachers with advanced degrees in relevant fields) and a letter by Course Director Michael Hillmann, stating that the Course is equivalent to three, three-credit, third- or fourth-year university Persian courses. Universities routinely accept that letter as sufficient documentation for giving a student equivalent credit at his or her university. Participants in the RIRI Advanced Persian Course have come from Columbia University, The University of Chicago, Harvard University, Indiana University, The University of California at Los Angeles, The University of Texas at Austin, and elsewhere.

Summer 2005 RIRI Advanced Persian Course classes take place at University Towers, a residential and office complex, located in mid-town Austin three blocks west of the campus of The University of Texas. Course participants also reside at University Towers and take their meals at the University Towers Food Court. Each course participant has a private bedroom and bathroom in a furnished, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, with a free wireless connection to the Interet and the Persepolis Institute Web site.

For more information about the 2005 RIRI Advanced Persian Course, including course fees, a tentative course calendar, information about Austin, and a pre-course packet, contact:
Persepolis Institute, Inc.
P.O. Box 8016
Austin, TX 78713, USA
512-458-2924 (tel/fax)


Monterey Institute of International Studies
Arabic Summer Intensive Language Program
Summer 2006, June 13 - August 9

The Arabic program offers three levels of language instructions, elementary, intermediate and advanced. Both the elementary and intermediate programs offer 180 hours of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic while the advanced course offers 60 hours of intensive instruction. All programs are designed to first develop and then expand your knowledge of oral and written Arabic.

In addition to intensive in-class study of the Arabic language you will have access to a teaching assistant after class. To further reinforce your understanding and appreciation of Arab culture, the program will also offer a variety of culturally focused activities after classes in afternoons, evenings and on some weekends. While participation in these activities is not mandatory, we strongly encourage your participation as it will allow you to continue using Arabic outside of the classroom in authentic contexts.

For questions regarding the program, contact Mr. Niniv Ibrahim, coordinator of the Arabic Program, at (831) 402-5075 or via E-mail at

A Winter Intensive Language Program in Elementary/Intermediate Arabic is also available.


John Hopkins Summer Language Institute
June 6 - July 28

The Summer Language Institute provides intensive language courses with emphasis on political, economic and international topics in Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Political Russian. In addition to receiving formal classroom instruction, students have access to SAIS’s Multimedia Language Center to explore the languages through interactive technology and software programs.

Offers intensive language training for students and professionals interested in developing their Arabic language skills in international relations, political, social and economic issues and training in business usage. The program aims to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students are expected to study and review daily in addition to course instruction. Arabic courses are offered for eight graduate-level credits each.
Course listing:


Yale Summer Intensives in Arabic, Greek, and Latin

Classical Languages:

10 WEEKS: M-F 9-12 / 3 CREDITS / TUITION: $3,800
Development of a basic knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic through a comprehensive and integrated method emphasizing reading, writing, speaking, comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary acquisition.
See 2005 Arabic syllabus and course details:


The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University
Summer 2006 Intensive Intermediate Arabic.

In Summer 2006, New York University will offer intensive instruction in Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic. The class will be taught by a native speaker and will cover speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Classes will be taught Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm. Students may register for one or both sessions; students registering for Session 2 must be proficient at the lower intermediate level.


Beloit College Summer Intensive Arabic

First and second year Arabic, 4.5 week or 9 week courses

9 Week Language Program: June 10 - August 11
4.5 Week Language Program (1st half): June 10 - July 12
4.5 Week Language Program (2nd half): July 12 - August 11

Curriculum info:


Hebrew College Summer Language Institute and Ulpan, Newton, MA
Summer Language Institute: June 20–August 19
Ulpan: June 20–July 29

Intensive undergraduate- and graduate-level semester-long courses completed in one month—and beginner through advanced Ulpan courses that feature the language immersion method popularized in Israel.

Hebrew College also offers New England's most comprehensive modern spoken Hebrew program through its nine-level Ulpan. Adapting the immersion method developed and popularized in Israel, Ulpan brings Hebrew to life through discussion of contemporary political, social and cultural topics, and through readings drawn from current Israeli news and social commentary. Several intensive Ulpan study options are available during Summer Institutes, from beginner to advanced levels.

The language of instruction in all Hebrew courses is Hebrew. Students in beginner courses are encouraged, and advanced students expected, to communicate in class in Hebrew.

Summer programs in Hebrew education (for teaching) are also available.


The Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at New York University
June 27-August 5

The Uriel Weinreich Program at New York University offers peerless instruction in Yiddish language, and an in-depth exploration of the literature and culture of East European/American Jewry. The core of the program is an intensive language course daily at one of four levels, designed to develop proficiency in speaking, reading and writing, as well as cultural literacy. As an essential complement to the morning course, students are required to attend afternoon Yiddish conversation classes, workshops and lecture series. In addition, there are related excursions and social events on some evenings and Sundays. Note the intensive nature of the program precludes employment or enrollment in other courses, and allows only limited time for tourism.

Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) Intensive Hebrew Language Program (New York)
May 24 - July 28

Courses, which include beginner through advanced levels, are taught at the graduate level and meet three days every week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). All courses meet from 9:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m. and consist of a formal class followed by a break and then group and individual tutorial sessions.


San Diego State University, Center for the Advancement of Distinguished Language Proficiency (ADLP), Summer Arabic and Persian Programs
July 6 to July 29, 2005

The Center for the Advancement of Distinguished Language Proficiency (ADLP) Center is offering two professional-level courses in Arabic and Persian. The goal of these courses is to prepare students to attain ILR (Interagency Language Roundtable) Level 4 language proficiency.

ADPL Summer Arabic Brochure:
ADPL Summer Persian Brochure:


Summer Tibetan Language Institute, University of Virginia
June 11 - Aug 11

Students are offered two years (12 U.Va. credit hours) of Tibetan in an intensive, total immersion atmosphere. The program will focus on modern spoken and written Tibetan according to the Central Tibetan dialect using Nicolas Tournadre and Sangdak Dorje's Manual of Standard Tibetan, and oriented towards producing hearing and speaking proficiency. Students will learn both print as well as cursive script, a unique aspect of the program. In addition, it will utilize new multimedia materials being developed by the Tibetan Language Learning Resources from original film shot in Tibet. The last unit of the summer will offer a bridge to classical literary Tibetan on the basis of mastery of modern Tibetan. In addition, the course is part of a four-year curriculum designed for self-study after the first year and available in large part through the Web (see below), such that ongoing students will be able to sustain their studies after the summer wherever they are.


South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI), University of Wisconsin-Madison
June 19 to August 11, 2006

The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) is a formal educational collaboration of the US Department of Education-designated Title VI National Resource Centers for South Asia in partnership with the South Asia Language Resource Center (SALRC).

SASLI offers elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels in modern south Asian languages. SASLI prepares students for subsequent training domestically and abroad. SASLI is currently held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Students must register for only one language per summer. This 8-week program offers the equivalent of two full semesters of academic study.

First and Second year level offerings:
Hindi - Bengali - Gujarati - Malayalam - Marathi - Nepali - Sanskrit - Tamil - Telugu - Tibetan - Urdu

Third year level offerings:
Nepali - Tibetan


Summer Intensive Hindi-Urdu at the University of California, Berkeley
2005 - June 20 - August 12

Twenty hours of lecture and five hours of laboratory per week for eight weeks. A comprehensive introduction to modern standard Hindi. The Hindi (Devanagari) writing system; pronunciation; acquisition of grammar and basic vocabulary through graded exercises and readings; special emphasis on the ability to speak and understand Hindi (and spoken Urdu).

Indian literature is also offered.

Center for Foreign Languages and Cultures, Bard College

Courses in Arabic, Sanskrit, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew
For more information about Sanskrit courses contact
Richard Davis - 

Cross-Disciplinary Language Program
The Foreign Languages faculty conduct a cross-disciplinary language program in Arabic, Chinese, Sanskrit, French, German, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. This program's purpose is to reach out and provide sophisticated upper-level foreign language education to students from all fields so that they may become literate in a language other than English.


Harvard University Summer Session

Offerings in Hindi, Tibetan, and Sanskrit

Summer 2005 Courses:

Intensive Intermediate Hindi, Naseem A. Hines
M-Th 9 am-12 noon. Required sections M-Th, 1-2 pm. Tuition $4,250. Limited enrollment.

Introduction to Classical Tibetan, Leonard van der Kuijp
(4 units) M,W 1-3:30 pm, 1 Bow Street, Room 317. Tuition $2,125. Limited enrollment.


Online Sanskrit Courses through Florida International University and Hindu University of America (HUA)

Florida International University, the State University in Miami, Florida and Hindu University of America, located in Orlando, Florida, are offering on-line Sanskrit courses, for credit, this fall and spring. The four-course sequence is fully accredited by FIU and is available to students worldwide.
The courses have been developed and will be taught by Dr. B. V. Venkata Krishna Shastry, a professor at HUA and an adjunct faculty at FIU, and will carry technical support from FIU.

It is open to anyone; students may simply go to http:/ 
and print out the form, complete it and return it, with all required documentation, to:

Berlinda Juste, E-Advisor
Online Learning RB 273
Florida International University,
Miami FL 33199, U.S.A.

Tuition is $699 for non-Florida residents.
For those residing in the Sunshine State, the cost is $228.96 plus $299.
Open Registration for Fall courses begins August 15-24.
For assistance with registration or any other questions, go to or call 305-348-3630, toll free 1-866-379-3835


Sanskrit Instruction at the University of Florida
Beginning and Advanced Sanskrit through the Department of Religion


Intensive Instruction in Religious Studies Languages at the University of Calgary

These are regular University of Calgary credit courses offered in an intensive format, 4 mornings per week (09:00-11:45 Mon-Thurs) for 3 weeks.
Please contact the instructors to ensure that you have sufficient background to take these courses.

Summer 2005 Courses:

Further readings in Classical Sanskrit for Religious Texts.
Instructor: Dr. T. Reich (

Further readings in Classical Chinese for Religious Texts.
Instructor: Dr. A.W. Barber (

TIBETAN I : June 6-29, TIBETAN II :July 4-22
Introduction to Classical Tibetan for Religious Texts.
Instructor: Dr. L. Kawamura (


University of Texas at Austin

Courses in Hindi, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Greek, Malayalam, Persian, Turkish, etc.



International Study
-Sorted by Destination-

Israel Tunisia


Yemen India Turkey
Morocco China Palestine Jordan Syria Lebanon


Tangier Summer Intensive Arabic Studies Program,
American Institute for Maghrib Studies and the University of Texas
June and July 2006

The program is in Tangier, Morocco and is offered through the American Institute for Maghrib Studies at the American School of Tangier. Prior to entering the program, applicants must have a year of Modern Standard Arabic.
Summer Term: June 15 - July 29, 2005
Levels:  Intermediate and Advanced Modern Standard, Moroccan Colloquial Arabic
Deadline: March 1, 2005
Total $3,650 (plus airfare, textbooks and incidentals)

Al-Akhawayn University (Irfane, Morocco)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Arabic Program
The Arabic language program (ARA & ARB) is an undergraduate credit program for AUI full-time students who need to meet the university Arabic language requirement for their bachelor degrees. It also caters the needs of semester-abroad undergraduate students.
The Arabic language program offers its courses during the Fall, Spring, and summer semesters. In addition, some intensive courses are also offered during Fall and Spring semesters which correspond to a year's program of Arabic.

AUI offers Colloquial Moroccan Arabic, Beginning Arabic I & II, Intermediate Arabic I & II, Advanced Arabic

Summer Fees:
4 weeks Arabic Language Only:         $2500
8 weeks Arabic Language Only:         $3500
2 NAS classes:                                    $3000
8 weeks Arabic Language & 1 NAS class:   $4000


SUNY Binghamton/Geneseo Summer Arabic Study Program
Al-Akhawayn University, Morocco

Binghamton University is pleased to sponsor the summer Arabic Language and North African Studies program, which takes place at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI), Morocco. The program is designed to immerse students in Moroccan culture, providing options to follow an intensive Arabic language track and/or focus on the study of North African cultures.

The program offers intensive Arabic Language courses at three levels - beginning, intermediate, and advanced, allows students to concentrate on Arabic language skills and Colloquial Moroccan, or a segment of the North African Studies curriculum. The North African Studies program typically consists of five courses, which vary from year to year but usually involve Moroccan culture, literature, art and architecture, history, and economic development.


Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF), Morocco

ALIF offers a variety of intensive Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic (CMA) courses throughout the year. To ensure that every student gets individual attention, all ALIF courses are kept small, generally no more than eight students per class.

Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic courses

See for information about study abroad programs affiliated with ALIF, including:
Arabic Language Institute in Fez through the University of Florida  - 6 wk Summer Program
PDF flier available at
Arabic Language Institute in Fez through Dartmouth College
American Language Institute in Fez through Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and the National Council on US-Arab Relations (NCUSAR)  Offers 7-week and 4-week summer programs 


Intensive Arabic Language and Moroccan Culture
School for International Training (in Rabat, Morocco)
7 weeks (mid June to late July)

This program offers intensive Modern Standard Arabic (Fus’ha) and an introduction to Moroccan culture and Moroccan Arabic (Darija) through cultural and linguistic immersion. SIT is uniquely situated to offer this fusion of Fus’ha and Darija, as it has offered a similar course in the semester-long program since 1988 and in the summer program since 2004. In this program, even beginning students are able to understand a few lectures in Arabic by the end of the summer.

Click here for informational PDF:




Rothberg International School of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel and New York), E-mail:

For over thirty years, the Rothberg International School has offered a broad selection of summer courses and special academic programs for undergraduates, graduates, and adult learners.

VIP (Very Intensive Program) Hebrew
The new VIP Hebrew is specially designed for discriminating adults interested in combining a two-week summer vacation in Jerusalem with the opportunity to learn Hebrew from some of our finest instructors at the Hebrew University.

2005 Summer Language Courses

Biblical Hebrew • June 27– July 28 -Beginners, Intermediate (160 hours, 10 credits, tuition: US$1,160)
Biblical Hebrew Poetry • July 4 – July 27 -Intermediate and Advanced (60 hours, 4 credits, tuition: US$880)
Yiddish • June 27– July 28- Beginners (110 hours, 7 credits, tuition: US$895)
Akkadian • July 4-27 - A tutorial in the ancient language Akkadian.
Literary Arabic • June 27– July 28 -Beginners, Intermediate (160 hours, 10 credits, tuition: US$1,180)
Spoken Arabic • June 27– July 28 -Beginners (120 hours, 8 credit, tuition US $1080)
Arabic Courses:

Summer Ulpan in New York City
July 11-August 5, 2005
at the Kraft Center - Columbia/Barnard Hillel, 606 West 115th Street, New York City

Scholarships are available, see


University of Haifa/Department of Overseas Studies (Israel)

The University of Haifa, the only liberal arts university in northern Israel, sits atop Mount Carmel and serves a student body--the most pluralistic in the country--of almost 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan:

The Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan brings students from over 30 countries to the University of Haifa to study Hebrew in one of the most effective language learning programs in Israel. The Ulpan is designed for those who want to immerse themselves in an intensive language acquisition experience that is personally enriching as well as academically demanding. Instruction is offered on all levels from beginning to advanced.

The Summer Ulpan is divided into two independent four-week sessions, each offering all levels of proficiency. Students may register for either or both sessions.

Deadline for the  Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan:
July Session: June 1
August Session: July 1


Tel Aviv University  (Israel)
The Lowy School for Overseas Students

The Overseas Student Program provides students who cannot leave their home universities for the full year with the option of spending a single semester at Tel Aviv University. One-semester students may choose to enroll in either the fall or spring semester. Length of each Semester is 11 weeks, and courses meet for 4 hours per week. Students should consult their home university's calendar when making that choice, no early departure is permitted. In addition to the Overseas Student Program courses, students may attend some regular departmental courses at Tel Aviv University.
2005 Summer Program Overview PDF:

Intensive Hebrew Language Program (Ulpan)
Participation in a pre-semester Intensive Hebrew Language Program (Ulpan) is mandatory for all students in the one-year or one-semester program. Students who demonstrate proficiency in the Hebrew language, based upon the results of an exam administered by the Office of Academic Affairs in the United States or Canada, may be exempt from participation. The Ulpan offers transfer credit and is conducted prior to the beginning of each semester.

Students enroll in a special 4 week Intensive Hebrew course for a total of 3 academic credits.
The course offers a variety of proficiency levels and is intended to help students gain or improve Hebrew language skills.

Further Summer Program info:


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Intensive Hebrew Ulpan (Israel / New Jersey)

Students are invited to enjoy all of the wonders of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev during the summer session. Students who are interested in spending time in Israel at BGU may register for the intensive Hebrew courses and lecture series and/or for an academic course for three credits. Students will have the opportunity to learn the language, meet fascinating people (both Israelis and other international students), while participating in some of the elements that make the International Summer University program at BGU so unique.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Fairleigh Dickinson University invite you to participate in their INTENSIVE SUMMER EVENING LANGUAGE PROGRAM this summer at FDU's Teaneck campus in New Jersey. Earn 3 credits in 3 weeks for only $800, with an option to extend your ulpan in Israel for 3 additional weeks. JULY 14th - JULY 31st check out: for more information.



Palestine and Arabic Studies Program, Birzeit University

Birzeit University has offered courses in Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL) to non-native speakers for over ten years. The University’s highly qualified professors of AFL have drawn upon their extensive local and international experience to formulate two streams of language courses for the PAS Program: one in Modern Standard Arabic and one in Colloquial Arabic (Jerusalem dialect - Either transliteration or Arabic script is used depending on the knowledge of the majority of students enrolled in a course).
Language placement tests are given at the beginning of the program to ensure that each student is placed at the appropriate level. The levels on offer are according to demand.
. Students must have completed one year of study at an accredited college or university. Intensive course- $300. Housing available in dormitories, rented apartments and with families in Birzeit and Ramallah.


Palestine Summer Encounter,
Full two-month session: June 18-August 14th 2005
Half Session: June 18th-July 17th -or- July 16th-August 14th

Holy Land Trust, in partnership with Middle East Fellowship, invites you to participate in Palestine Summer Encounter, an Arabic-training and volunteer program, starting on June 18th, 2005. The purpose of the program is to create a dialogue between members of the global community and Palestinians. During these two months, participants will learn Arabic with an intensive and competitive language-training program, partner with Palestinian non-profit organizations as a volunteer and have the opportunity to participate in 8 separate weekend excursions to visit Hebron, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Haifa and Jericho, the Dead Sea and other important sites throughout the region.

View promotional flier (PDF):

Bethlehem University

International student info:
At the present time, no graduate programs are offered, and no degree programs are available for non-Arabic speaking students. The university offers a number of courses every semester that are taught in the English language. These courses are open to International students either for credit, or on an audit basis. Local students sign up for these courses as part of their regular programs. There is usually a mixture of local and international students in these courses. Additionally, Arabic courses are offered to non-Arabic speakers.
The list of courses offered during the Summer session will be released by February 28

The historic town of Bethlehem and Bethlehem University are located 8 miles south of Jerusalem in area "A" of the Palestinian National Authority. The campus is within walking distance of all market places and historical sites in Bethlehem, and is easily accessible by buses or shared taxis.



Jordan University (in Amman)

Arabic for Non-native Speakers
The Arabic language program for speakers of other languages has been growing steadily with respect to both the number of students who enroll in it each semester and the quality of its teaching / learning environment. Since its inception in 1979, LC has been offering courses in standard Arabic of various levels. Presently, LC offers six levels of intensive study: Arabic for beginners, remedial, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate, and advanced. All six levels are offered regularly and concurrently during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Registration in the advanced level is dependent upon the enrollment of a sufficient number of students.
As regards the Arabic program, LC prides itself on three strengths in particular, among others: its central, privileged location on the beautiful UJ campus and in the capital Amman; the excellent qualifications and renowned experience of its instructors; and the rich, diverse backgrounds of its students.
The Language Center has an unwavering commitment to providing the best possible support for its international students, both academically and in terms of the services provided to ensure valuable education and a memorable stay at LC. LC welcomes applications from any interested candidates and its package provides a wide range of benefits.

Language Center info:

Course offerings:


Brigham Young University Arabic Language Study in Amman, Jordan
Spring/summer 2006 (Approximately 26 April–11 August)

This program is designed to assist students in acquiring advanced-level proficiency in speaking and reading Arabic. It will be based in Amman, Jordan, with classes held at the University of Jordan. The goal of the program is to bring students to fluency in both speaking Levantine Colloquial Arabic and reading Modern Standard Arabic. There will be many opportunities to speak with native speakers and become acquainted with the local culture. Field trips to important historical sites will be taken within Jordan and Egypt and possibly elsewhere in the region.

The following courses will be offered:
ARAB 211R Second-Year Conversation (2 credit hours)
ARAB 311R Third-Year Conversation (2 credit hours)
ARAB 331 Advanced Levantine Colloquial (4 credit hours)
ARAB 451 Advanced Modern Standard Arabic (4 credit hours)
ARAB 452 Newspaper Arabic (4 credit hours)

For more information, please contact: Dr. Belnap, (801) 422-7192, or; or International Study Programs, 280 HRCB, (801) 422-3686, or

University of Oklahoma Summer Intensive Arabic Program,
at The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan
6 weeks, July through mid-August

The Summer Arabic program at the Hashemite University (HU) is part of an exchange agreement between The University of Oklahoma and The Hashemite University. The program provides intensive Arabic language instruction of 150 hours: 125 of Modern Standard Arabic and 25 hours in survival colloquial Jordanian.

Small classrooms with individual attention (maximum of 12 students in each class) to develop their Arabic language skills at the Intermediate and advanced levels and beyond. The Summer 2005 program will be limited to instruction at the Intermediate (equivalent to 2nd year Arabic at OU) and advanced (equivalent to 3rd year Arabic at OU) levels.


University of Virginia at Yarmouk University (Jordan)
Summer Term: June 14 - August 13, 2005
Deadline:  April 4, 2005

The University of Virginia-Yarmouk University Summer Arabic Program has been in operation since 1984, and is an intensive, eight-week Program in Modern Standard Arabic, designed for undergraduate and graduate students currently pursuing a degree program. The Program focuses on all language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. In addition to the course in Modern Standard Arabic, all students will take a course in the Jordanian dialect. All courses will be taught in Arabic. Course instructors will be members of the Yarmouk University faculty. Four levels of skill-based instruction will be provided. The Program is held at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan.

 Lower Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced Modern Standard, Islamic Arabic



American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Total Immersion Summer Arabic Program

The CAMES summer program in the Arabic language offers courses at five different levels: Introductory, High Introductory, Intermediate, High Intermediate and Advanced. Placement exams will be administered to all students at the beginning of the program in order to assess the level best suited to their Arabic language ability. 

Each level provides a six 1/2-week total immersion into the Arabic language that consists of 25 hours a week of intensive classroom instruction. Colloquial Arabic in the Lebanese dialect is integrated in the program. The program combines classroom instruction with cultural field trips within Beirut and around Lebanon. The total of 160 hours is the equivalent of 8 credit hours at AUB, which may be transferred to other universities.

Apart from attending classes, students should expect to spend at least 3 extra hours a day on homework and an additional 2 hours a day on non-recreational activities related to the program such as lectures, clubs, and so forth.

Students admitted to the CAMES Summer Arabic Program are required to take a pledge at the start of the Program to use Arabic as their only language of communication. The pledge is taken very seriously and will be compulsory during classes and during all activities, recreational and non-recreational, related to the program.

Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic Language and Culture
Lebanese American University, Beirut
June 26 – August 4, 2006

The SINARC program at the Lebanese American University’s Beirut Campus offers four different levels of intensive courses in Arabic language and culture: Elementary, Upper Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. Each level provides a total of 20 hours per week of intensive classroom instruction, which includes five hours per week of Lebanese Dialect. Enrollment permitting, the SINARC program will also offer an intensive, eight-credit course in Lebanese Dialect.

Formal instruction in language is enriched by immersion in an authentic cultural context. Cultural activities include weekly lectures on topics related to Arab and Lebanese politics, history, society, and culture, as well as excursions to historical, cultural and tourist sites in Beirut and throughout Lebanon.



For a full overview of study options in Syria, visit

"Damascus is an increasingly popular destination for students wanting to learn Modern Standard Arabic, the colloquial Syrian dialect, or both. The city offers several options for studying MSA with institutions that cater to all levels of Arabic, including beginning. Some of the more popular courses are offered by the University of Damascus's Center for Teaching Arabic to Foreigners, the Ma`had in Mezze, and the French Institute (IFEAD). While the program at the IFEAD also includes colloquial Arabic, students at the Ma`had or University combine morning classes in MSA at these institutions with afternoon/evening classes in the Syrian dialect at one of the city's various cultural/educational centers. These include The British Council, French Cultural Center, Cervantes Institute, and Amideast. Another popular means of learning Arabic is to study with one (or more) of the many private teachers available in Damascus, either in place of or in addition to institutionalized classes."

Language Institute, Damascus University, Syria

Courses in Modern Standard Arabic, Syrian Colloquial Arabic, Arabic Calligraphy for foreigners.
Centers for Hebrew, Turkish, and Persian.

Studying Arabic at Damascus University in the Arabic Language Center, a review by a Fulbrighter:


Arabic at Institute Francais du Proche Orient, IFEAD, the French Institute

Arabic yearly programme 2005-2006

IFPO (Direction des études médiévales modernes et arabes) offers a summer programme in Arabic. This programme is open to students, irrespective of their interest in research, as well as to specialists and professionals who need instruction in Arabic. It lasts for the whole month of July (4 weeks), for five hours a day and five days a week. The summer programme offers classes on Arabic culture, literature, Arabic grammar, history of the Arab world, press, spoken and written modern Arabic, Syrian dialect. Several levels are offered, from next to beginner (after one year of Arabic) to advanced (after three years or more).

Contact :
Eric Gautier
Tel : (963 11) 3 330 214
Fax : (963 11) 3 327 887
e-mail : or


Arabesk Studies in Damascus, a company that coordinates Arabic study abroad programs in the city, may be helpful in planning trips... apparently Damascus University's website has not worked in years.



Yemen Language Center and Yemen Center For Arab Studies
Arabic Language Learning Program

The Yemen Language Center (YLC) was the first private institution in Yemen dedicated exclusively to teaching Arabic as a foreign language. This has afforded our students the opportunity to learn Arabic in a much more effective, stimulating setting. Located in the capital city of Sana'a, the YLC has served the needs of international students, researchers, and the resident expatriate community since 1989. The YLC's Arabic Language Learning Program is open to students of all ability levels, with program lengths from five weeks to one year. Offering Elementary through upper-advanced and Colloquial Yemeni Arabic

Special 5-week courses:
Term 1: June 11th- July 12th
Term 2: July 16th - August 16th
Term 3: August 20th - September 20th

Scholarships available.

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Summer at the Yemen Language Center

This is an Arabic intensive language program that includes a cultural and historical class and travel in North and South Yemen. The 2005 program ran from June 1 to July 21, including participation in a pre-departure orientation session in Washington, DC. The cost, inclusive of program fees, tuition, international airfare, accommodations, 2 meals a day on weekdays, and outings was $4250.


Modern American Language Institute (Mali) Arabic Program,
Sana'a and Aden, Yemen

The Modern American Language Institute is Yemen’s largest language institute. The Arabic Program (MALI - AP) is located both in Sana'a, the capital city of Yemen, and Aden in South Yemen.
MALI - AP, founded with the authorization of the Yemeni Ministry of Education and working closely with the University of Sana'a (internationally accredited), teaches Arabic as a foreign language to adults. We offer intensive courses in Modern Standard Arabic, Colloquial Yemeni Arabic, Arabic Calligraphy and other programs tailored to specific needs.
Our programs are year-round and very flexible. Also included in the programs are field trips to various places and to historical, cultural and architectural sites. Arrangements are also made by the institute for students to attend several events, such as traditional weddings and Qat chews with politicians and historians.



American University of Cairo

Arabic Language InstituteOffers Semester, Summer or Full Year programs involving Modern Standard and Egyptian colloquial Arabic.

Courses in Elementary Arabic, Intermediate Arabic, Advanced Arabic, Intro to Colloquial Arabic, News Media Arabic, Arabic Syntax, Arabic Morphology, Professional and Technical Writing, Linguistics of Arabic, Phonetics of Arabic, Professional Translation are offered, alongside Arabic Literature, History, and Society.

For more information about the summer Arabic Language Institute, visit:


CASA Summer Program at the American University of Cairo

The Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA) offers advanced level coursework in Arabic language and culture, at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should have at least 2 or 3 years prior formal instruction in Arabic.  [For acceptance on Summer and Full Year CASA Program, students must take an entrance examination, generally designed for those who have completed a minimum of two years of Arabic study]. Applicants for the CASA I summer and full year programs may be graduate students, upper level undergraduate students or between academic degree programs. CASA offers a seven-week program that serves the CASA Summer-Only fellows as well as Full-Year fellows. The program typically runs from early June to late July. The primary focus of the CASA Summer Program is developing proficiency in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic in order to enable the fellows to function in their new environment. 

 Summer-Only Fellowships: (June 7, 2006 - July 31, 2006)
These fellowships allow students to participate in an intensive seven-
week summer language and culture program that includes 10 weekly
hours of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and 8 hours of Modern Standard
Arabic plus a weekly tour in Arabic.
CASA website for details: 

Emory Center for International Programs Abroad, Information for visiting students:

Al Diwan Center for Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, Cairo
Summer Intensive Arabic

Our curriculum focuses on developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. To that end, all of our classes are conducted in Arabic. Realizing that culture and language cannot be separated, our classes draw extensively on the Islamic and Arab civilizations. Our program is divided into 18 levels, consisting of introductory, intermediate, and advanced Arabic coursework. Several of our texts are authored by our own professional staff, who with their diverse range of specialties, are contributing to the discourse on Arabic language instruction.

2005 Programs:
A: May 15 – July 31, Student Arrival: May 7 – May 13
B: June 10 – August 30, Student Arrival: May 22 – May 30
C: July 1 – August 25, Student Arrival: June 22 – June 30

Download PDF guide:



See for a more complete listing.


Bosphorus (Bogazici) University (Istanbul) Turkish Language and Culture Program
22 June – 12 August 2005

The annual international summer program in Turkish Language and Culture has been in effect since 1982. It is an accredited program which offers courses at three basic levels taught by university staff specialized in teaching Turkish as a foreign language. The program provides intensive instruction in Turkish to adult learners while offering them an opportunity to have first-hand experience with the Turkish culture.

Courses are offered at elementary, lower and upper intermediate and advanced levels. Class size is limited to approximately 10 students. (Letters of support from advisors are crucial for acceptance in case of applications exceeding these numbers.) Each level meets 160 hours during the program. Classes are held on weekdays 9am - 1pm. In the afternoons, students are expected to participate in activities such as meeting with teaching assistants on informal basis for additional instruction and/or free conversation, attending lectures on various topics of the Turkish culture, viewing Turkish movies, etc. The lectures aim at giving a broader view of the Turkish culture by focusing on issues in various aspects of the society including economics, history, literature, fine arts, architecture, etc. The lectures are conducted by scholars specialized in their fields and are organized alternately in Turkish and English.

Also see Binghamton's Summer Turkey Program at Bosphorus University:

Fellowships for summer language study are offered through the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT):
American Research Institute in Turkey and Bogaziçi University


 July 1-August 15. Application deadline, March 1. Full payment deadline, May 3. Tuition $5,500.

The Intensive Ottoman Summer School in Turkey is co-sponsored by the Harvard Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Koç University in Istanbul. The program offers proficiency-based instruction in the reading and translation of Ottoman materials in printed and manuscript form. It is designed to develop students' skills in paleography and their competence in working with original archival documents written in divani, siyakat, and rik'a.

Instruction consists of daily 2-hour classes in Ottoman at the intermediate or advanced level, and daily classes in Persian and Arabic grammar for Ottoman, Persian paleography, and modern Turkish reading and conversation. Formal coursework is supplemented by daily study hours supervised by teaching assistants, and weekly seminars with scholars of Ottoman and Turkish philology and Persian paleography.

The Intensive Ottoman Summer School is located on the small Aegean island of Cunda (officially called Alibey), which is an open museum attached by causeway to the town of Ayvalik on the northern Aegean coastline. It is near Troy and 2 hours north of Ephesus. Prerequisite: A solid knowledge of modern Turkish grammar.

More information:

Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkish Language and Culture Summer Program
Elementary - Advanced, Ottoman Turkish
13 June - 29 July 2005


Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
2004-2005 Summer Semester Intensive Turkish
JUNE 6 - JULY 21, 2005

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) Program in Ankara, Turkey

This program is designed for students with a range of interests from archaeology to engineering to sociology, who would like to combine those interests with study in this ancient and dynamic country.

Intensive Turkish language courses, including elementary, intermediate and advanced Turkish—a language that is spoken in some form from Western China to the Balkans

Scholarships Available from CIEE


 Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages, University of Tunis

The Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages (IBLV) was founded in December 1964.
As an academic institution currently affiliated to the university of Tunis El Manar, its mission is to teach modern languages to a wide range of learners and to conduct applied research in methodologies for teaching modern languages to adults.
The institute is open to all adults, whether from Tunisia or abroad, students or professionals, wishing to learn or improve their competence in a foreign language.
Languages taught : Modern Standard Arabic, Tunisian Arabic, Arabic for Specific Purposes (A.S.P.) / General English, English for Specific Purposes (E.S.P.) / German / Spanish / French, French for Specific Purposes (F.S.P.) / Italian / Turkish / Japanese / Hebrew….

Intensive, month-long Arabic sessions in July and August.
Dormitory housing, Full and partial scholarships.
An inexpensive program; better quality of instruction at more advanced levels

Other links for Arabic Study

William and Mary's Arabic Study page has many excellent links, including some we don't have.


AIIS Advanced Language Study in India
2006 Summer and Full Year Programs

Summer Intensive Language offerings and locations:
Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Tamil (Madurai), Telugu (Vizag), Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Malayalam (Trivendrum), Sanskrit (Pune), Pali/Prakrit (Pune)

This is an intensive immersion-type language program for graduate and highly motivated undergraduate students at U.S. colleges and universities. Students applying for Hindi and Sanskrit should have the equivalent of at least two years of prior classroom instruction; one year is required for applicants in Bengali and Tamil. Applicants for Urdu should have one year of prior Hindi or Urdu. Applicants for Telugu, Marathi and Malayalam may apply at all levels, including beginning. Applications for other languages will be considered.
DEADLINE: Jan. 31, 2006

Language Program
Participants are expected to devote their energies to activities that will increase their proficiency in all skills--speaking, listening, reading, and writing. For ten weeks at each AIIS language center, there will be at least four hours a day of classroom instruction and individual tutorials with regular out-of-class assignments requiring interaction with community members. Attendance is mandatory in class as well as at other activities such as cultural visits, films, and plays. There is special emphasis on connecting with the local speech community and self-management of learning. Participants are encouraged to identify and prioritize their language learning needs and keep track of their language development. Students are encouraged to stay with host families. Note that this is not a research program. Participants are expected to devote all their energies to learning fine shades of the target language. Dependents or friends not enrolled in the program may not accompany students.

Fees and financial Aid
Applicants should apply to their home institutions for Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, which are sufficient for travel, maintenance and the $2,400 program fee. The AIIS will be able to support a limited number of admitted students with no FLAS fellowship.

Summer Flyer:

Full Year (Sept 2006 - May 2007) Program
Language offerings and locations: Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Tamil (Madurai), Telugu (Vizag), Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow)

American Institute of Indian Studies,
1130 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8638, 


Performing/Liberal Arts and Basic Malayalam in Kerala, India
with the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Late May - Mid August

Spend a summer in the Performing and Liberal Arts Program. This ten-week program in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala immerses students in a variety of Indian performing arts: dance, drama, and vocal music, as well as Indian martial or meditation arts. Offered in affiliation with the University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Thiruvananthapuram continues to serve as a cultural center noted for its patronage of music and dance. With a population of approximately half a million people, the city features unique neighborhoods as well as museums, a zoo and an aquarium, art galleries, and over 25 palaces. An array of temples, mosques, and churches reflect Kerala’s religious diversity. Some of the Brahman lineages in Kerala perform Vedic rituals that have disappeared in other parts of India. Kerala also has the highest literacy rates of any state in India.

Students enroll for 3 credits in Languages and Cultures of Asia 468 - Peoples and Cultures of South India. This course includes a mandatory basic “survival” Malayalam language component; participation in weekly seminars, field excursions, and performance demonstrations; and a final written examination.

In addition, students receive 3 or 6 credits in Theater and Drama 595 - Topics in Theater and Drama: Study Abroad. For these credits students will choose one or two of the following fields of study:
• Kathakali - Kerala’s indigenous dance-drama enacting texts based on the epics
• Mohiniattam - Kerala’s indigenous form of female “classical” dance
• Bharata Natyam - Tamil Nadu’s form of “classical” dance
• Kalarippayattu - Kerala’s indigenous form of martial art
• Yoga
• South Indian (Karnatak) Vocal music
• South Indian (Karnatak) Instrumental music (violin, drum, flute, etc.)

The local resident coordinator helps to arrange appropriate group or private lessons in each field of study with master teachers from Thiruvananthapuram.


University of Pennsylvania Summer Abroad in Pune, India
JUNE 7-JULY 22, 2006

Lasting six weeks during the summer, the Penn-in-India program is designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to examine cultural, socio-economic and political issues of contemporary Indian life through academic study as well as personal cultural experiences. The program, based in Pune offers a wide and exciting range of courses (taught in English) in mythology, religion and philosophy of India, development and environment issues about the Indian society, performing arts of classical dance and music and India's traditional medicine Ayurveda. Students will choose two courses and will have the added option of studying an Indian language. Courses will earn Penn credits and will be taught by Indian and American faculty. The classes will combine field trips within and outside Pune as well as field work in the Pune community. Students will have an opportunity to participate in community projects and seek internships with museums, industries, and hospitals, depending on their areas of interest. Arrangements will be made for the accepted students to be housed with Indian families in the area.

Language Instruction:
The program will arrange for instruction through computer software and local tutors in any major Indian language with a minimum enrollment of two. Students will be encouraged to acquire verbal and written skills related to their social, cultural and educational experiences.

2006 Curriculum - (Choose two)
SAST 106/RELS 151: Sources of Indian Traditions (1 CU)
SARS 265/MUSC 165: Performing Arts in South Asia (1CU)
SAST 335/HSOC 305: Health & Society in South Asia (1 CU)
SAST 373/RELS 363: Bhakti and Society (1 CU)

Hindi Language and Indian Culture Summer Abroad Program,
New Delhi, India, and
North Carolina State University
May 22 - June 30, 2006

This program provides students with the opportunity to study the Hindi language and Indian civilization while immersed in the diversity of Indian culture. Three of the program weeks are spent in Delhi. Also included are three extended excursions to contrasting regions in North India.

Upon arriving in New Delhi, the group will stay on the campus of Jamia Milia University. The Hindi language courses and the Literature and Culture course will begin the following day and continue for the six subsequent weeks. The Culture course will be integrated with excursions to sites of interest. Visit the India Program website for more information and photos from previous years.

All students take two courses for a total of 6 credit hours. No previous study of Hindi is required. Students take:
FL 495: Intro to Indian Literature and Culture which is taught in English and then choose either:
FLN 101 - Elementary Hindi-Urdu
FLN 201 - Intermediate Hindi-Urdu

Buddhist Studies in Bodh Gaya, India - Antioch College

Beginning Hindi - Beginning Tibetan

In Bodh Gaya, ancient and contemporary Buddhism intermingle, and abstract philosophies take on a human dimension. It was here under the Bodhi tree that the prince-ascetic Gotama became the fully enlightened Buddha. For two and a half millennia, Bodh Gaya has been a magnet for pilgrims from all Buddhist cultures. People from the Theravada countries of Southeast Asia, the Mahayana countries of the Far East, and the Vajrayana countries of the Himalayan north still come to venerate this sacred site, each in a fashion unique to his or her own tradition. Thus, within a two-mile radius, temples have been constructed in the architectural styles of Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, Japan, China, Bhutan, and Tibet. Program participants have the unique opportunity to live and study in a Burmese Vihar (monastery).

Antioch Education Abroad interweaves the diverse resources of Bodh Gaya into a fall semester study program. Emphasis is placed on a comparative approach to both theory and practice. Participants reach their own understanding of that essence which is common to all the varieties of Buddhism, while learning to appreciate the many cultural and historical environments in which it has flourished.

The program consists of four components:

1. Core Courses
Students choose from the following three classes, which will be taught by Antioch faculty with guest lectures given by monks from local temples:
Buddhist Philosophy
Contemporary Buddhist Culture
History of South Asian Buddhism

2. Language
Students may choose from the following two classes:
Beginning Hindi
Beginning Tibetan
3. Meditation Traditions
4. Independent Study: Selected Topics

Daily Schedule in Bodh Gaya:
5:30 AM Meditation
6:30 AM Breakfast
7:30 AM Language Classes
8:30 AM Class Period
10:00 AM Tea
10:30 AM Class Period
12:00 PM Language Practice
1:00 PM Lunch
4:00 PM Tea
5:00 PM Meditation
6:30 PM Dinner

This schedule is followed Monday through Friday. Language classes meet daily, while Philosophy, History, and Anthropology meet three times each week. During the weekends we continue with meditation practice and also have occasional field trips to sites of interest.


University of Madras, India
Study Abroad coordinated by Experiential Learning International (ELI) 

The University of Madras is a state university located in Chennai in South India. It is one of the three oldest universities in India, along with those in Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). It has long been the most prestigious university in South India.

The University oversees a number of "affiliated" colleges that provide undergraduate education. The University of Madras, itself, is a graduate institution. Because the bachelor's degree in India is a 3 year degree, the University has agreed to allow visiting "study abroad" students who are juniors or seniors in a U.S. university to enroll in their courses. For those who are freshmen or sophomores, the university will arrange study opportunities at one of the fine affiliated colleges. One of these, Loyola College, is the top ranked College in India.

Subjects offered:
English and Foreign Languages
Philosophy and Religious Thought
Tamil and Dravidian Languages
Sanskrit and other Indian Languages
Persian, Arabic
Historical Studies

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) Semester/Year Abroad, Hyderabad, India

The program is designed for students with a desire to understand the complexities and paradoxes of the world's largest democracy. Students have the opportunity to explore India's cultural and religious diversity while experiencing the impact of modernity upon tradition. This program is also ideal for a student who would like to do a service project, participate in volunteer work or undertake an internship. Students directly enroll in classes at the university and study alongside Indian peers.
The program features customized CIEE orientation and cultural activities in Delhi, and there is a Yoga Center on campus

Languages offered:

Click here for CIEE Scholarship

School for International Training (SIT) Study Abroad - India: Arts and Culture

Spring Semester

India’s diversity of religions, languages, and cultures is unparalleled. This complex nation’s intricate ethnic mosaic is reflected nowhere as dramatically as in its art, architecture, music, and dance. This program takes you to both urban and rural India, where you examine the living traditions of an ancient civilization through its ever-changing traditional and commercial arts community.

The program base is Jaipur, a city of palaces, forts, and bazaars, and capital of the desert state of Rajasthan. From here, field excursions to rural arts communities provide opportunities for you to interact with craftspeople involved in traditional art forms such as puppet making, block printing, batik, silk screening, blue pottery, painting, sculpting, and marble cutting. Intensive Hindi language instruction and interdisciplinary seminars complete your study of art as a window for viewing India’s rich and varied culture.

60 hours of intensive Hindi coursework


The Henry Martyn Institute of Islamic Studies, Hyberabad, India or

Contact the institute by fax (91-40) 203594 or by e-mail,

Offers intensive ten-week summer language programs in Persian, Arabic, and Urdu. Students seeking proficiency in these languages can apply either for basic or advanced levels, depending on past experience. Also, the institute has a library of some 20,000 volumes on Islam, Christianity and comparative religion.

Sanskrit and Tamil Research at the French Institute of Pondicherry, India

The Department of Indology of the French Institute of Pondicherry started at the time of the foundation of this Institute with the Treaty of Cession of Pondicherry by France in 1955. The only European establishment of this type set up in India, and having always worked in close co-operation with the Pondicherry centre of "Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient", it allows Western indologists, primarily Sanskritists, to come and work for long periods with traditional Indian scholars (pandits) employed by the Institute, who are repositories of the knowledge and of the ways of working and reasoning, elaborated during centuries by Indian civilization. IFP has a unique character of being a meeting and exchange place between Western and Indian intellectual traditions, at a time when Indian traditional teaching based on transmission from master to disciple is beginning to fade.

University of Iowa Semester/Year in Mysore, South India

The University of Iowa Semester in South India Program is open to all interested undergraduate students and is administered by the South Asian Studies Program. The program runs from mid-August until mid-December, with a two week break for the Dussera festival in October and a few days off for the Diwali holidays a few weeks later.

Dr. M.S. Nagaraja Rao, former Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India, serves as the Program Director. Faculty and guest lecturers are drawn from a variety of educational institutions in Mysore and Bangalore. The program includes the following courses: Civilization and Culture, focusing particularly on Karnataka (6 s.h. required); Indian Women: Tradition and Change (3 s.h. elective); Science, Technology and Development (3 s.h. elective); and Sanskrit, Kannada or Hindi (2-4 s.h. elective). Mirdungum, Carnatic Vocal Music, and Yoga are also offered (1 s.h. elective). Several field trips to important historical and cultural sites like Vijayanagara, the impressive 13th-16th century capital city that represented the epitome of Hindu culture of the period, are included.

Applications are due March 15, 2006.
For more information, email


Punjab Studies Summer Program in Chandigarh, India,
University of Santa Barbara
July 2-August 12, 2006

The program will provide six weeks of instruction in Punjab Studies. The work includes the learning of Punjabi (50 hours), and history and culture of the region (90 hours). The goal of the program is to impart substantial academic information about the history and culture of the region and provide an environment for discussion and exploration.

It is structured around a daily schedule of lectures and activities lasting six to eight hours (Monday through Friday). The weekends are used for extensive travel in the region. Participants are expected to attend all activities. The teaching of Punjabi is offered at two levels. Elementary Punjabi is intended for those who have had no prior exposure to the language, and Advanced Punjabi includes literary readings partly modified every year to accommodate the participants' areas of interests. For those on FLAS, 30 hours of language coaching will be arranged at the additional cost of $10 per hour. Note: This is not a language intensive program.

Gurinder Singh Mann
3051 HSSB, University of California,
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7065

Program Homepage:

Emory Tibetan Study Abroad Program, Dharamsala, India
PDF Brochure:
Emory Center for International Programs Abroad:
Spring 2006

Hosted by Emory University, Drepung Loseling Institute, and the Institute for Buddhist Dialectics.
The study abroad program in Dharamsala, India focuses on the study of Tibetan language, philosophy, culture, and civilization. In addition, individual research projects are an important component of the program.

Emory Center for International Programs Abroad, Information for visiting students:


School for International Training (SIT): Tibetan Studies Abroad, Dharamsala, India
Spring Semester

This unique transnational program offers an ideal setting in which to study contemporary and traditional Tibetan culture and religion. The program originates in Dharamsala, seat of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile, and includes excursions, conditions permitting, to Nepal and the Tibetan Autonomous Region or, alternatively, to Varanasi and the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Lectures include aspects of Tibetan culture and students have access to the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA), the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), government agencies, and monastic colleges.

Students examine the effects of Chinese policies and expansion in both rural and urban areas in the Tibet Autonomous Region and the impact of traditional culture or, alternatively, explore the origins of Buddhism in Varanasi (India), and the secluded kingdom of Bhutan.

You will engage in intensive Tibetan language study and live with a Tibetan family as you begin interdisciplinary and field study seminars and work with the Tibetan community through a practicum. Continuing language training and fieldwork help you explore the realities of the Tibetan and Bhutanese communities.


South India Term Abroad (SITA) & Tamil Language


Operated by a consortium of colleges: Bates, Bowdoin, Dickinson, Grinnell, Smith and Whittier colleges, University of Denver and The George Washington University, SITA is a semester or year-long immersion experience offering unrivaled opportunities to observe and participate
in the fascinating cultural environment of South India. Classes held in the ancient temple city of Madurai are supplemented
by field trips to other parts of South India, providing exposure to the cultural complexity of the region.

Tamil Language
Directed Field Research
Myth, Religion, and Art in South India
Indian Literature


Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) India Studies and Marathi Language Program
July 13 - December 10, 2006 (tentative)

The program begins in mid-July with a five-week orientation in the Pune area, during which students take an intensive Marathi language course and a Foundation course that provides an overview of Indian history, society, and culture. Marathi, the major language of Maharashtra, is an Indo-Aryan language with a vibrant tradition of literature and theatre.
For the first few weeks, students live together in a hotel. After this time they live with host families.
During the remainder of the program, students will enroll in a Certificate Course in Marathi Language. Students have found that knowledge of Marathi provides them with a window into the culture of the area.

Students choose from a set of courses on India, taught by professors from a number of institutions, with special emphasis on Maharashtra. The courses will be held at the ACM office and in the past have included: sociology, political science, philosophy, art and architecture, and Ayurveda.

Landouer Language Institute, Mussoorie, India

Landour Language School was established around 1910 to teach Indian languages to foreign Christian missionaries. Nowadays it is a self-governing institution financed primarily by International students who are enrolled for the intensive Introductory Hindi course as part of their University program. Many individuals also attend the school as beginners or to improve their conversation and literary skills in Hindi. The school is a great place to meet a wide variety of people from different backgrounds but who share a common interest in learning the Hindi language.

The Course:
Called 'an intensive introduction to Hindi' the beginners course is based on five weeks of four classes per day. The school has its own course book and emphasizes that it does not offer a 'teach yourself' program but the book is simply a reference for what is learnt in class. Individuals can take lessons on a one-to-one basis, and there are a number of experienced teachers to choose from. Although the school mainly accommodates beginners, intermediate students can benefit from classes based on their individual requirements, whether they are studying Hindi literature or need to review Hindi grammar.

Enquiries about the school can be made by e-mail: 
The school is open from February to December.

Stony Brook University Study Abroad in Bangalore, India
MAY 27 – JULY 3, 2005

The Center for India Studies, in collaboration with the Office of International Academic Programs, Stony Brook University, announces a unique summer Study Abroad program based in Bangalore, India. Earn an entire semester’s worth of credits at a cost lower than being on campus, while taking part in a life-changing experience.
Interesting courses, outstanding faculty from Stony Brook and Bangalore Universities.  Field trips to historic monuments, 1000 year-old temples, wildlife, villages and graceful cities. Interact with Indian students, creative artists, intellectuals, social activists, business leaders. Enjoy rich cultural and social activities, comfortable living and learning arrangements:

All students must take 4 courses (12 credits)
1. Language & Culture of India (S.N. Sridhar & Meena Sridhar)
2. Democracy & Pluralism in India (Dr Sandip Sastry)
3. Social Change in Modern India (Dr. N. Ramesh)
4. Art & Architecture of India (Dr Chudamani Nandagopal)

Independent study options


Introduction to Tibetan, Summer Language Program at Tibet University, Lhasa, China

May 28 - July 24, 2005

Tibet University offers a Summer Language and Culture Program for Tibetan Studies designed specially for students from USA universities at its campus in Lhasa. The program offers a structured 8 week course of study (May 28 to July 24 for 2005, arriving Saturday May 28th to begin classes Monday, May 30th) for learning modern Tibetan language along with supporting cultural programs in Lhasa, the center of Tibetan culture. It is primarily oriented towards graduate students in the United States with at least one year of prior language study in spoken and literary Tibetan (mere classical is NOT sufficient), but is also open to others, including undergraduate students and those who are not students, if they have at least one year of spoken and literary Tibetan or the equivalent, and if they can demonstrate a serious and poised commitment to study. Columbia University and the University of Virginia are collaborating with Tibet University in the design of curricular materials, as well as in processing applications in the United States. Tuition and fees will be handled exclusively by Tibet University, which also bears all responsibility for all aspects of the program, including all issues of residence and instruction.

For more details see the Tibet University web site at, and/or contact their Foreign Students Department at


Scholarships, Fellowships, and Financial Aid
For more options, please visit the Georgia State University, Office of International Affairs, Financing Your Study Abroad page:
Or see NYU's site for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies programs

Fulbright Fellowships

The Fulbright Program, the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."
Awarded approximately six thousand grants in 2004, at a cost of more than $250 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 150 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States.
Receives its primary source of funding through an annual appropriation from Congress to the Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions in foreign countries, and in the United States, also contribute financially through cost-sharing and indirect support, e.g., as salary supplements, tuition waivers, and university housing.

For information on programs in the Near East/North Africa region, contact:
IIE Program Manager: Jermaine Jones, (212) 984-5341,

Also see the Islamic Civilization Initiative program. Awards are designed to enhance the knowledge and understanding of Islam and of Islamic history and culture, broadly defined.

Students who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs at U.S. colleges or universities must apply through the Fulbright Program Advisers (FPA) on their campuses.
Georgia State students should contact:
Dr. Leigh Essex Walker
Fulbright Program Adviser
Assistant Director, Study Abroad
Office of International Affairs
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2928

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) Scholarships

John E. Bowman Travel Grants
The Bowman Travel Grants were established in memory of John E. Bowman, Executive Director of CIEE from 1952 to 1979. These awards provide assistance to students participating in CIEE study or volunteer abroad programs in non-traditional locations. They help to defray the costs of travel.

The applicant must plan to study or volunteer in a non-traditional destination. Regions currently eligible include: Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

CIEE International Study Programs (CIEE-ISP) Scholarships
In an effort to make study abroad opportunities available to the widest possible audience, CIEE offers scholarships each year to students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need.

Awards are usually in the amount of $500 or $1,000

Robert B. Bailey Scholarship
The Robert B. Bailey Scholarship is intended to promote the participation in CIEE’s International Study Programs of individuals or members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. Applicants are asked to specify the group to which they belong and which they believe to be underrepresented in study abroad.

 Applications are reviewed based upon the information provided including financial need, academic achievement, the Personal Statement essay, and recommendations. As part of the scholarship essay, students should also explain how membership in that group factored into the decision to choose the program/destination of study. Additionally, the personal statement should address how the applicant plans to integrate the international experience into future academic, community, professional, and extra-curricular activities.

Awards are usually made in the amount of $500. The award will be applied toward the applicant’s CIEE program fee.

Sample CIEE Programs:


National Security Education Program (NSEP)
Study Abroad Scholarships

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad. Created in 1991, NSEP awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East).

Language Study: NSEP emphasizes the importance of language study as a major component of your study abroad program. Study of a foreign language appropriate to the identified country must be an integral part of each proposal. In addition, you must meet any language requirements of the study abroad experience you propose.

$2,500 - 10,000 available for any one academic term

National Flagship Language Initiative

Working under the auspices of the University of Maryland's Center for Advanced Study of Language, the National Flagship Language Initiative (NFLI) awards financial support to U.S. universities recognized as leaders in the field of language education. Through major partnerships between the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and higher education, NFLI seeks to produce university graduates, across disciplines, with a "superior" level of proficiency in languages critical to U.S. national security. Currently, NFLI has awarded eight grants to support the teaching and learning of Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Russian.
The NFLI provides assistance to attend a full year program (12 months) at CASA, including tuition, health insurance, a living stipend and travel costs. 

NFLI funded Advanced Arabic Programs
• Emory University
• Georgetown University
• University of Maryland
• University of Washington


Institute of International Education (IIE) Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this congressionally funded program is administered by the Institute of International Education through its Southern Regional Center in Houston, TX.


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program

This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist graduate students in foreign language and either area or international studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.

Awards are $14,000 plus tuition and fees for an Academic Year or $2,400 plus tuition and fees for a Summer Program.


American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowship Programs

ARIT directly supports and administers a variety of programs of fellowships for scholarly research and for language study in Turkey. Programs for U.S. –based scholars and graduate students include the ARIT, Kress, Erim, NEH, and the ARIT-Princeton Summer Language Program at Bogazici University in Istanbul. ARIT Fellows come from all regions of the country and represent many fields of the humanities and social sciences. ARIT fellowships support individual research projects in ancient, historical, and modern times in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, that must be carried out in Turkey.

Opportunities for Turkish students and scholars include the Hanfmann and Turkish Fellowship programs. The Mellon Fellowships support advanced scholars from east European and Baltic countries.

For summer 2005, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer full travel and fellowships for ten advanced students for participation in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level.

The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply.


Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program is Ambassadorial Scholarships. Since 1947 nearly 37,000 men and women from 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. More than 1,000 scholarships were awarded for study in 2003-04. Through grants totaling approximately US$428 million, recipients from some 70 countries studied in more than 70 nations.

The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries.

Recipients of Rotary Foundation Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships for intensive language training and cultural immersion are assigned to a language training center. The language training center is an independent school, an institute connected with a university or college, or a program within a language department of a study institution.  The approved Arabic program is at the University of Cairo.


Rothberg International School Merit Scholarships, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

A limited number of scholarships are being offered to highly qualified candidates from universities throughout the world who wish to study at the Rothberg International School.

Undergraduate Scholarships
Each scholarship is worth US $10,000. Candidates must have completed at least three semesters of university study, have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or the equivalent, and be admitted to the Rothberg International School's One Year/Semester Program. Preference will be given to students admitted for a full year of study. Students with exceptional academic qualifications, admitted for a single semester will also be considered for an award of US$5,000 from the remaining scholarship funds.


Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) Grants Program

The Institute will offer grants and fellowships in the field of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies to graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, universities, and other educational institutions through its Grant Program for the 2005-2006 academic year.



This website was initially composed by Vance Mullis, Georgia State University, fall 2005.