January 11, 2012
Office of International Education Kuwait Study Abroad Program
Office of International Education Kuwait Study Abroad Program
-Learn about economic, social and political issues in the Arab and Islamic world using Kuwait as a model
-Visit the Kuwait Parliament, other civil institutions, oil fields and oil companies, banks, the stock market and the University of Kuwait
-Learn about the historic political changes taking place in the Middle East
-Visit Kuwaiti families and get to know more about the Arab culture
-Experience the contrast of the vast desert and busy metropolis of Kuwait city
-No previous knowledge of Arabic required, if you have taken Arabic, this will be an ideal opportunity for you to practice
Program Location and Overview
Kuwait, located in the center of the Midde Eastern region, is an excellent country in which to learn about the culture, economy and politics of the Arab world. Kuwait relies on its plethora of oil reserves to maintain its rank as the fourth richest country in the world per capita. Its economy has taken off since the rebuilding began after the Persian Gulf War.
Kuwait City, where most of the program will take place, sits on the sea, attracting people wanting to visit the capital's museums, restaurants, and shopping centers. Modern construction is a result of the rebuilding and economic growth that Kuwait has experienced in the last decade. Its bordering nations include Iraq and Saudie Arabia, two other major oil producers in the Gulf.
Kuwait is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and an Arab and Islamic state. The country and program offers you the chance to enhance your understanding of the Middle East, its culture and politics. More importantly, given the United States' dependence on energy, the visit to Kuwait will help students appreciate the importance of oil, the global energy markets and the policy debate related to energy independence.
Imagine yourself at a boardroom table with the owners of an international bank, or with the execs running one of the world's largest oil companies, or even the CEOs of a foreign aid development fund worth billions of dollars. This global Seminar will expose you to all of this and more.
The study of the Middle East and North African region is not complete without a visit to a country such as Kuwait. Cultural, political, as well as economic aspects of the region are better understood through interactions with officials, bankers, university faculty as well as students and Kuwaiti families. This program promises to greatly enhance students' understanding of the Arab and Islamic world while presenting the opportunity to tour and relax in the metrpolis of Kuwait City.
In Kuwait, the course will consist of lectures, site visits to financial institutions, universities, oil fields, etc. In addition to the planned visits, the class will meet five days a week for about two hours each day. All of the lectures in Kuwait will be conducted in English, covering a number of aspects of economic, religious, and political developments in the Middle East.
Students will hear from specialists in their fields through live video lectures from outside Kuwait. Last year's group heard about oil production and reserve issues from an expert at ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia.
6 credits: IAFS 3300
This course does not fulfill an A&S core requirement.
The program is directed by Professor Mohammed Akacem. Dr Akacem is Professor of Economics at Metropolitan State College of Denver and an Adjunct Professor of Economics at CU-Boulder. He has traveled and visited Kuwait on a number of occasions as well as spent two years in Saudi Arabia. He has also visited the UAE and Qatar. He has written both Op Ed articles and papers on the Middle East and North African political and economic issues.
Professor Akacem, along with staff from the study abroad office will help in selecting program participants. Prior to the trip, Professor Akacem will be available to advise and help students in choosing a topic of research and answer any questions that they may have. While in Kuwait, Professor Akacem will be assisted by an in-country contact who works to schedule the program visits.
Housing has been arranged at a hotel in Kuwait. The hotel is centrally located not far from the business district and many restaurants and shopping centers.
-Sophmore Class Standing
-ECON 1000 (Introduction to Economics) OR
-ECON 2020 (Principles of Macroeconomics)
Length of Program
For more information please visit: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=KuwaitGS or contact Sarah.Westmoreland@colorado.edu
March 16, 2011
Invitation: Academic Field Program in ISRAEL - Sponsored by UNESCO - Summer'11
Invitation: Academic Field Program in ISRAEL - Sponsored by UNESCO - Summer'11
We would like to invite you to take part in the academic field program in Israel: "Coexistence in the Middle East", sponsored by the Israel National Commission for UNESCO from June 26th-July 26th, 2011.
Experience the challenge of human diversity where civilizations, nations and religions converge and receive 3 credits from the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), rated among the World's top 120 universities.
You may also take additional summer courses at the HUJI and/or get a chance to see the Pyramids of Egypt or the Lost City of Petra in Jordan.
To participate or receive more information about contacts and scholarships at your campus sign up for our website at: http://coexistencetrip.net/index.php?cp=signInForm&ref=mes
Join students from 32 campuses in 11 countries who have already participated in "Coexistence in the Middle East"!
February 02, 2011
Study Abroad: Global Exploration for Educators Organization
Study Abroad: Global Exploration for Educators Organization
Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that runs professional development travel programs designed for teachers.
GEEO is offering 13 different travel programs for the summer of 2011: India, China, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey/Syria/Jordan/Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa/Mozambique/Zimbabwe/Botswana, Morocco, Argentina/Uruguay/Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala/Belize/Mexico.
Educators have the option to earn graduate school credit (3 credits through Indiana University) and professional development credit while seeing the world. The trips are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. GEEO also advises teachers on how to find funding to subsidize the cost of the trips. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and University educators and administrators, as well as retired educators. Educators are also permitted to bring along a non-educator guest.
Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at www.geeo.org. GEEO can also be reached 7 days a week, toll free at 1-877-600-0105 between 9AM-9PM EST. To sign-up for GEEO's listserv, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "subscribe."
November 15, 2010
CULTURAL EXPLORATIONS IN MOROCCO
CULTURAL EXPLORATIONS IN MOROCCO: IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATORS IN MULTICULTURAL SETTINGS (GRADES K - 6)
The Continuing Professional Studies division of Bank Street College of Education in NYC is taking applications for its fourth annual course held in Morocco this spring (April 16-April 24)
Participants will spend seven days experiencing the culture and languages of Morocco first-hand in Rabat and Fes. Through visits to elementary and secondary schools in both rural and urban settings, and discussions with prominent authorities in education and culture from Moroccan universities, participants will gain a greater understanding of Arab culture as experienced in Morocco.
November 23, 2010 applications received after 11/23, will be admitted as space allows.
For a full course description, pricing information and an application, visit www.bankstreet.edu/cps/studyabroad
For questions contact Joy Lundeen Ellebbane at Bank Street College (212-875-4707 | email@example.com).
Morocco is a country whose citizens must acquire facility in more than one language to be able to participate fully in civic life. Among the languages spoken are Amizigh (Berber), Moroccan Arabic, Standard Arabic, Spanish, and French. These linguistic competencies reflect Morocco’s indigenous past, its prominence as a crossroads of Arab civilization over many centuries, and its recent legacy as a European colony.
Joan Brodsky Schur, MAT, is a curriculum developer, author, and teacher. Her lesson plans appear on the Websites of PBS, the National Archives, and The Islam Project.Org. She has served as a member of the Advisory Group for PBS TeacherSource, the advisory committee for WNET's Access Islam Website, and is a board member of the Middle East Outreach Council. Her books for school libraries include Immigrants in America - The Arab Americans (Lucent Books, 2004) and The Arabs ("Coming to America" series, Greenhaven Press, 2004). An avid traveler who has visited Morocco numerous times, Schur is the Social Studies Coordinator at the Village Community School in New York City, where she has been a teacher for over twenty-five years. Ms. Schur earned her Master’s in Arts in Teaching and a BA in English, both from NYU. Learn more about Ms. Schur at www.joanbrodskyschur.com.
What makes this program truly unique is the extensive opportunity to visit schools (public and private, urban and rural) and to interact with Moroccan teachers and students. We will also meet with leading professors of education,linguistics, and history as well as with key public administrators.
October 29, 2010
The Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies
2010-2011 Programs in Arabic Language and Middle East Studies
Why Study at the YCMES?
An Internationally Recognized College: The Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies boasts one of the most rigorous and well-known Arabic language programs in the Middle East. Credits are transferable to most universities worldwide. The YCMES Board includes highly distinguished professors from Oxford, Princeton, Harvard, Georgetown and several other top schools.
Authentic Environment: Sana'a, Yemen is an ideal context for language acquisition and cultural immersion. Unlike many other Middle Eastern cities where English and/or French are pervasive, Sana'a is one of the few remaining places in the world where Arabic is spoken exclusively. In short, it is nearly impossible to remain isolated in a Western bubble.
Affordability: The YCMES' tuition packages are extremely competitive; moreover, Sana'a is arguably the most inexpensive place in the Middle East in terms of living expenses. Most meals in restaurants run from 1.50 USD to 2.00 USD.
Abundant Opportunities for Students (inside and outside the classroom): The YCMES offers rigorous courses in the Arabic language as well as university-level seminars on the contemporary Middle East(subjects include political science, anthropology, literature, etc.). The YCMES also helps students arrange internships with local Yemeni NGO's. Finally, the YCMES organizes regular trips and cultural activities to ensure that students integrate in Yemeni society.
Spring 2011 Seminars Announced: This Spring, Dr. Tom Stevenson will be joining us to teach a 5-week seminar on the Anthropology of Yemen. Dr. Katherine Hennessey will teach two seminars that will explore Arab literature and drama. Sign up for these courses today! READ MORE>> http://e2ma.net/go/6800386670/208322691/215529513/30540/goto:http:/www.ycmes.org/pcmes.html
Special Registration Discount: For students who wish to study Arabic at the YCMES during 2010-2011, we are offering a special discount to all applicants who register and pay their deposit before November 1st. We hope that you will take advantage of these savings! READ MORE>> http://e2ma.net/go/6800386670/208322691/215529514/30540/goto:http:/www.ycmes.org/palfees.html
Student Blog: YCMES students recently launched a video blog to capture their on-the-ground experiences in Yemen. The Blog is called "Yemen Through Our Eyes." Check it out HERE>> http://e2ma.net/go/6800386670/208322691/215529515/30540/goto:http:/yementhroughoureyes.wordpress
HOW TO APPLY:
Visit YCMES online and download the application form at: ycmes.org/admissions.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may also contact the YCMES US representative, Megan Geissler, at email@example.com or (202) 293-6466.
Students interested in studying at the YCMES are invited to submit application materials and payment to the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in Washington, DC, for forwarding to the YCMES campus in Sana'a.
About the National Council:
Founded in 1983, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is an American non-profit, non-governmental, educational organization dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab world. The Council has been granted public charity status in accordance with Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The National Council does not employ or retain a lobbyist.
The National Council's vision is a relationship between the United States and its Arab partners, friends, and allies that rests on as solid and enduring a foundation as possible. Such a foundation, viewed from both ends of the spectrum, is one that would be characterized by strengthened and expanded strategic, economic, political, commercial, and defense cooperation ties; increased joint ventures; a mutuality of benefit; reciprocal respect for each other's heritage and values; and overall acceptance of each other's legitimate needs, concerns, interests, and objectives.
The National Council's mission is educational. It seeks to enhance American awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the Arab countries, the Mideast, and the Islamic world. Its means for doing so encompass but are not limited to programs for leadership development, people-to-people exchanges, lectures, publications, an annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference, and the participation of American students and faculty in Arab world study experiences. As a public service, the Council also serves as an information clearinghouse and participant in national, state, and local grassroots outreach to media, think tanks, and select community, civic, educational, religious, business, and professional associations. In these ways the Council helps strengthen and expand the overall Arab-U.S. relationship.
TUNISIA, NORTH AFRICA Summer 2011 Faculty-led Travel Course
Travel throughout Tunisia as part of a course, The Arab World, Islam, and U.S. Foreign Policy, May 22-June 11, 2011, with Professor Peter J. Schraeder.
-Learn about the politics and culture of the Arab World.
-Experience a camel trek in Southern Tunisia.
-Visit sites of political, religious, and historical significance throughout Tunisia.
-Attend presentations at the U.S. Embassy and meet the U.S. Ambassador.
-Take part in joint sessions with English-speaking Tunisian students your own age.
-Camp overnight in the Sahara Desert.
Professor Peter J. Schraeder is a specialist in African politics (including North Africa) and U.S. foreign policy and is also fluent in English and French.This will be the fifth time Dr. Schraeder has led this program in Tunisia. The trip will also include guest lectures from internationally acclaimed Tunisian scholars.
3/21 Application Deadline*
5/21 Depart U.S. for Tunisia
5/22 Arrive in Tunisia
6/11 Depart Tunisia for U.S.
* APPLICATION DEADLINE Monday, March 21, 2011 (Fifteen (15) spots are reserved for non-Loyola students)
PROGRAM FEE OF $2,296 INCLUDES:
-Shared occupancy in 4-5 star hotels
-3 meals per day
-All in-country travel expenses (including travel by a new Mercedes bus and 4x4 Land Rovers)
-English-speaking Tunisian tour guide and local lecturers
-Entrance fees to all sites, such as Roman and Carthaginian ruins, religious sites (Islamic mosques, Catholic churches, and Jewish temples),and museums
-On-site program support
-$100 Loyola Office for International Programs study abroad fee
PROGRAM FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
-Round-trip airfare (Chicago-Tunis) approximately $1,200
-Personal spending money
-Optional baggage insurance/excess baggage fees
-Optional travel insurance
-International health insurance (required to be purchased separately)
TUITION FEE OF $1,815* INCLUDES:
-3 credit hours of Loyola summer session tuition (Note: graduate students pay graduate tuition rate)
*This is the 2010 tuition rate. 2011 summer tuition rates will be available soon.
PLSC 300: The Arab World, Islam, and U.S. Foreign Policy
This course is cross-listed with Black World Studies (BWS), International Studies (INTS), Islamic World Studies (IWS), and Peace Studies (PAX). This program is an outstanding opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in Middle East Studies, African Studies, International Studies, United States Foreign Policy, History and Politics of the Arab World and Islam, and Classical Studies (Roman and Carthaginian Empires).
Visit LUC.edu/studyabroad and click on “Apply Now!”
All applications must be accompanied by a $100 non-refundable deposit(that counts towards your program fee) and a copy of a valid passport or receipt from passport application.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact: Amye Day,
firstname.lastname@example.org 773-508-2551 OR
Dr. Peter Schraeder, email@example.com
April 28, 2010
Take a summer course in Amman
Take a summer course in Amman
Immerse yourself in local traditions and experience Jordan's grand history: desert palaces, nomad cultures, and Bedouin pride. A true Middle Eastern melting pot, the breakpoint between ancient and modern history.
Profile: MSA with CA integrated, intensive group courses and excursions.
Start dates, summer courses:
Combined, MSA+CA (20 lessons/week): 3/5, 7/6*, 5/7*, 2/8, 6/9
*Free trip to Jerash available June 11 or July 9, please see below.
Accommodation: Apartments, families, hotels. For females also: school residence.
Extras: Field trips and excursions to historical and cultural sites in Jordan, and sport opportunities are available.
Free trip to Jerash
Book your summer course in Amman and get a free excursion to Jerash (available June 11 or July 9), including an English-speaking guide!
Start dates for this offer:
June 7, July 5
Register and pay before May 15
The course has to be at least 4 weeks long
January 29, 2010
University of Utah in Istanbul
University of Utah Study Abroad Program in Istanbul
27 May - 16 July, 2010
This is a 6- or 8-credit summer study abroad program for Turkish language students of all levels. It is designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their language skills at TOMER's Istanbul branch (http://www.tomer.ankara.edu.tr) while living in Istanbul. In addition to 20 classroom hours a week for 6 weeks, the program includes day-long excursions and lecture series. Students will be housed at the Galata Residence Hotel (walking distance to school) in apart suites.
The curriculum includes intensive language courses at all levels. Classes are taught by experienced Turkish language teachers who are native speakers. Students who have completed at least one semester of Turkish are eligible to participate in the program.
Thursday May 27 Depart the U.S.
Friday May 28 Meet group in Istanbul
Monday May 31 Classes begin
June 25- July 4 Break: An optional trip to Aegean
additional fees will apply)
Monday July 5 Classes resume
Friday July 16 Program ends
Application deadline: February 26, 2010
For more information about the application process, please visit:
For more information about the program please contact the Program Director:
Department of Languages and Literature &
Middle East Center
Office: LNCO 1215
University of Utah
Room 1400 LNCO
255 S. Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages List
2010 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels
When: July 12 - August 13, 2010
Application forms and information available at: http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/brussels/
The European Union Centers of Excellence at the University of Washington and University of Wisconsin are pleased to announce the 2010 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels, hosted and co-organized by the Institute for European Studies at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). This program is supported by grant funds from the European Commission.
This is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students pursuing degrees at US and Canadian universities to study the EU up close with leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic; and to gain an understanding of the "real world" of EU institutions through discussions with officials and site visits in Brussels, the political
capital of the European Union. The program includes site visits to EU institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg, along with several special group activities and meals. This five-week program will run from July 12th to August 13th, 2010. Applications are due March 12th, 2010.
Program Courses and Credits:
The Brussels program is designed for upper-level undergraduate students with an interest in the European Union, international studies and/or political science. The program features a seminar on "Current EU Policy Debates" taught by Nils Ringe (University of Wisconsin Assistant Professor of Political Science); a course on "EU
Institutions" with Dr. Peter Hobbing (former Principal Administrator of the European Commission); and an EU simulation module. Students will earn 12 University of Washington quarter credits (equivalent to 8 semester credits) upon successful completion of the program.
Costs and Financial Aid:
The program fee for the 2010 program is $2600. The program fee includes instructional costs, program trips & events. The fee does not include housing, airfare, meals, textbooks, personal expenses, or fees charged by the UW International Programs and Exchanges office ($250 for UW students and $450 for non-UW students).
Grants funding is available on a competitive basis to students on this program. UW students are eligible to apply for the quarterly IPE scholarship. Non-UW students may also qualify for funding from their home institutions.
Applications and More Information:
Additional information, as well as the application form, procedures and deadlines, can be found on the program's website:http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/brussels/
Once again, the application deadline is March 12th, 2010.
For any questions regarding this program please contact:
Mark Di Virgilio
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
120 Thomson Hall
Phone: (206) 616-2415
January 13, 2010
Budapest, Hungary - Summer Course at Central European University
Summer Course: “MESSIANISM - JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES”
Course Dates: 5 - 16 July, 2010
Location: Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary,
Detailed course description: http://www.summer.ceu.hu/messianism
Michael L. Miller, Central European University, Nationalisms Studies Program/Jewish Studies, Budapest, Hungary
Matthias Riedl, Central European University, Department of History, Budapest, Hungary
Ida Fröhlich, Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Hebrew Studies, Budapest, Hungary
Michael A. Gillespie, Duke University, Department of Political Science, Durham, US
Malachi Hacohen, Duke University, Department of History, Durham, US
Moshe Idel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies, Israel
Vlad Naumescu, Central European University, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Hungary
Target group: This summer school encourages applications from advanced graduate students, junior faculty and researchers. Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered.Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered.
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee: EUR 550. Financial aid is available.
Application deadline: February 15, 2010
Online application: https://apply.embark.com/NonDegree/CEU
December 11, 2009
University of Cape Town - One Year Scholarship
MILLER INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP
Telluride Association, the University of Michigan and the University of Cape Town are pleased to announce the 2010-2011 Reese Miller International Exchange Scholarship
ONE YEAR FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
Details of scholarship Eligibility and Selection
• The Miller Scholarship provides:
– one-year Visiting Scholar status at the University of Cape Town in South Africa for the 2010-2011 academic year
– a living stipend (~$10,000)
– health insurance
– travel expenses and
– room and board at the University of Cape Town
• The Miller Scholar will be expected to propose, and complete, a community service project for which an additional stipend may be available.
Eligibility & Selection
• All UM students currently pursuing a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree and not in their final year are eligible.
• The Miller Scholar will be selected on the basis of an application form consisting of essays and faculty recommendations.
• Note that the scholarship is for a full year abroad (departing in early July 2010, and returning in June 2011).
• Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns.
For the application form and instructions, please visit: http://www.tellurideassociation.org/programs/
September 11, 2009
Beirut Exchange Upcoming Programs
In an effort to further its commitment to promoting dialogue and understanding, Mideastwire.com is pleased to announce the fourth and fifth Beirut Exchange programs. Our fourth program will take place between January 4 and January 18, 2010 while our fifth program will take place between June 14 and June 28, 2010. You can find details of our programs at:
January Beirut Exchange:
June Beirut Exchange:
To view Cal Perry's CNN report on the Beirut Exchange, visit:
The Beirut Exchange program rests on three tracks:
Academic - Participants will attend a series of lectures and colloquia led by leading academics and public intellectuals. Topics will include: International law in theory and practice in the Middle East; The United Nations as peacekeeper and mediator; Engaging political Islam; Pax Syriana in Lebanon; Asymmetrical conflict: the July 2006 Lebanon war; The Dubai model and its impact on the Middle East.
Language - Participants will have the option of attending 20 hours of Arabic language instruction at the Saifi Institute for Arabic Language in Beirut. Modules for both colloquial and formal Arabic will be available at different levels.
Dialogue with Leaders - Participants will have the opportunity to meet, listen and engage social, political and economic leaders from across the spectrum in Lebanon – with a particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on exposure to leading Islamist and opposition currents.
•Omar Bakri, Iqra Islamic Trust for Research and Islamic Studies
•Bilal Baroudi, As-Salam Mosque Tripoli
•Nicholas Blanford, Times of London
•Richard Chambers, International Foundation for Electoral Systems
•Alastair Crooke, Conflicts Forum
•Robert Fisk, The Independent
•Timur Goksel, American University of Beirut
•Bill Grant, US Embassy
•Judith Palmer Harik, Matn University
•Nadim Houry, Human Rights Watch
•Karim Makdisi, American University of Beirut
•Michael Miller, European Commission
•Ibrahim Mussawi, Al-Intiqad
•Nir Rosen, Journalist
•Osama Safa, Lebanese Center for Policy Studies
•Paul Salem, Carnegie Middle East Center
•Milos Struger, UNIFIL
•Fawwaz Traboulsi, American University of Beirut
•Michael Young, Daily Star
•Mohammed Zadah, Iranian Embassy
Costs: $1,500 (Tuition); $1,200 (Estimated accommodation and airfare from the European Union. Please note that only breakfast is provided as a part of the accommodation fee). All academic programming will take place at the RootSpace, Saifi, Beirut. Tuition is 70% refundable up to three days before the program commences, should the situation in Lebanon warrant a cancellation. (Airline tickets and accommodation should be purchased with travel insurance.)
Apply before November 15, 2009 for the January Beirut Exchange: To request a downloadable application or financial aid information, please email email@example.com.