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Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Fellowships

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The CASA Fellowship offers advanced level training in Arabic language and culture to qualified American students at The American University in Cairo and Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman. The CASA program is a 12-month intensive Arabic language and culture program that is comprised of a summer, fall, and spring semester. Whether you are in Cairo or Amman, the program follows the same format.

The CASA program provides intensive language, culture, and specialized area studies training, with 15 to 20 hours of classroom instruction per week plus homework. A series of lectures, weekly meetings with language partners, and internships/ volunteering are an integral part of the CASA program. Efforts are made to provide opportunities for CASA Fellows to interact with their Egyptian or Jordanian counterparts and experience life in an Arabic speaking country to the fullest extent.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Applicants to the CASA program must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should have a minimum of 3 years of formal instruction in Arabic prior to joining CASA. They also must fall into one of the following categories: (a) current graduate students (e.g., PhD or MA student); (b) undergraduate students in their junior or senior year; or (c) holders of either a bachelor's or master's degree. Applicants will also be required to take the CASA selection exam.

Non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are welcome to apply to CASA, and if accepted, may participate on a Pay-Your-Own-Way (PYOW) basis only.

Each CASA fellow will receive the following: roundtrip airfare to Cairo or Amman (travel is restricted to CASA program dates); paid tuition for all courses; a monthly stipend of $600 USD in Cairo or $950 USD in Amman to help meet living expenses; and some program-related tours and subsidized trips to historical sites in Egypt/Jordan.

Deadline: Early January each year

Academic Level: Graduate, Post-Graduate, Post-Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Study Abroad / International Exchange

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: International

Citizenship eligibility: Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

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