Middle East & North Africa

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SU World Partner Programs in North Africa & the Middle East

To begin your application, click the link in the appropriate program title, and then ‘Apply Now.’ Most program applications are due March 15 for fall and October 1 for spring. Please note that some programs have early application dates –  check the individual program pages for details.


Tel Aviv University is the largest university in Israel and the biggest Jewish university in the world. The program is taught in English and has a required Intensive Hebrew Language Program (Ulpan). The programs offer a rich variety of exciting courses in the fields of International Relations, Social Sciences, Arts, Environmental Studies, History, Religion, Business, and many more.


Students may find no better place to study pressing Middle Eastern issues and Arabic than in the modern and culturally diverse city of Amman at the AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies program. Students enroll in 14-17 credits in this language intensive program. There are two required Arabic courses, one in Modern Standard Arabic, and one in a Jordanian dialect. You will then choose two to three elective courses in Middle Eastern studies, religion, gender studies, and political science, among other disciplines. The program includes excursions to urban and rural settings. The small, intimate nature of the program allows for an individualized structure and customization.

CET Jordan’s Intensive Arabic Language Program is based in Amman, Jordan. Students take a full load of Arabic language classes, including two content-based language electives that focus on topics of interest—the history, politics, religion, literature and culture of the Arab World. Seasoned faculty, devoted staff, Jordanian roommates, and Arabic language partners together create a supportive community of learning for CET students. Open to students with two prior semesters of Arabic language.

The Middle East Studies and Internship program, offered through CET Jordan, is for students who want to improve their Arabic, learn about the Middle East, and build their résumés, all in one term. Students pursue an Internship within Amman’s expanding business and social sectors, allowing students to delve one step deeper into their host society, gradually coming to understand the complex layers of influence and exchange in this fascinating capital. Available to all language levels.


The AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies program in Rabat offers a diverse set of courses, semi-intensive instruction in Modern Standard Arabic and Moroccan Arabic. Students either live with Arabic-speaking Moroccan families or in the student residence hall. Courses are taught by English-speaking Moroccan faculty members from the University and other universities in Rabat and neighboring cities.