Internships and Language Study

Below are resources for off-campus language study and summer internships. The list is a compilation of suggestions from Wesleyan faculty, and none of the institutions or organizations listed has any formal affiliation with the University.

Off-Campus Language Study 

Center for Arabic Study Abroad ( CASA I offers summer and year-long intensive programs for students who have completed a minimum of three years of formal instruction. Full funding is available. Instruction takes place in Cairo, Egypt or Damascus, Syria. Preliminary applications are due the first week of January.

Critical Language Scholarship Program ( The Department of State’s CLS Program provides fully funded summer language programs abroad in Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish. There is no service requirement. The 2011 deadline is November 15.

IFPO-Damascus ( IFPO offers a month-long summer intensive Arabic program in either Damascus or Aleppo, Syria.

Learning Arabic in Egypt ( This spreadsheet, authored by Adel Abd El-Moneim & Woong-ki Min, provides a comprehensive list of Arabic language programs in Egypt, including pricing and course offerings.

Middlebury Arabic School ( Located in Vermont, Middlebury offers a nine-week long summer immersion program from levels 1 through 4, half levels included. There is also a six-week graduate level program for students who qualify. Admissions are rolling.

Qasid Institute ( Located in Amman, Jordan, Qasid offers summer, fall, winter, and spring sessions in classical and Modern Standard Arabic, in addition to on-demand supplementary courses such as dialect, tajweed, and literary prose. 



US Department of State:

Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars/ Middle East Program:

**See Think Tanks and Academic Centers under “Links” for internship listings as well.**