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November 04, 2009

CASA Summer and Full Year Programs

Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)
2010 Summer & 2010-2011 Full Year Programs

Two types of CASA fellowships are available for advanced Arabic language study at the American University in Cairo and Damascus University:
1) Summer-Only Fellowships (Cairo only: June 4, 2010-July 26, 2010): 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 & 8 hours of Modern Standard Arabic plus a weekly tour in Arabic.
2) Full-Year Fellowships (Cairo: June 4, 2010-May 21, 2011): These provide intensive language & culture training in Egyptian Colloquial or Syrian Colloquial and Modern Standard Arabic for three semesters and allow students in the spring semester to take courses in Arabic in their respective areas of specialization.

Succesfull applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program or in between their undergraduate and graduate study; committed to a career in Middle Eastern Studies; have had a minimum of 2-3 years of college-level Arabic language study, and pass the CASA Selection exam which will be administered to all applicants at a school in their locality on Friday, February 5, 2010. Please note that non-U.S. citizens are also welcome to apply to CASA, and if accepted, may participate on a Pay-Your-Own-Way basis.

The CASA fellowship award covers round-trip airfare, tuition, and a maintenance allowance of approximately $500 per month.

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2010-2011 PROGRAMS IS JANUARY 8, 2009

For detailed descriptions of the CASA programs, or to download application forms, please visit the CASA web site at: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/casa/

Posted by kpfister at November 4, 2009 03:27 PM

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