Study Abroad Programs

Congratulations on your interest in studying Arabic abroad! Please make note of the following announcements:

  1. All students MUST make an appointment with the Office of International Programs and speak with an Overseas Study Advisor. For programs in Africa (except French-speaking Africa), Jordan, and Georgetown in Doha, Qatar, please contact Arelis Palacios (ap1431@georgetown.edu). All students must be aware of the Georgetown University guidelines and procedures (available via studyabroad.georgetown.edu) before beginning their applications.
  2. All students must be aware of the political climate in the region. This information is meant as a resource for programs throughout the Middle East. The Arabic Department does not promote or discourage study in any country. Be aware that it is the students’ responsibility to make informed decisions in conjunction with their professors, Study Abroad Advisor and parents when choosing a study abroad program.
  3. Please note that not all programs are affiliate with a university or college. It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the Arabic Department and the Office of Global Education regarding transfer of credits well before travel abroad.
  4. The information contained in this handout is subject to change. It is the student’s responsibility to verify dates, fees, admission requirements, etc.

Study Abroad Requirements:

It is required that students complete the Spoken Arabic requirement as well as First and Second Level MSA before studying abroad.

Requirements:

  • Must have 3.0 GPA.
  • Must meet with an International Programs Advisor in the Office of Global Education, Car Barn 210, 202-687-5867
  • Must meet with Dr. Colla and their academic adviser.

Application Requirements:

  • Application Form
  • Proposal
  • TWO recommendations
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript(s)

Application requirements must be complete!

For more information please contact:
Division of Overseas Studies, Car Barn 210
Ph: 202-687-5867
Fx: 202-687-5944
http://studyabroad.georgetown.edu

It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the Arabic Department and the Office of Global Education regarding transfer of credits well before travel abroad.

Coursework completed at an approved overseas site can fulfill a variety of requirements, as well as free electives. Some courses are taught in English; however, one Arabic course per semester is mandatory.

Before initiating the application process, students and advisers should identify remaining degree requirements by reviewing degree audit through Student/ Faculty Access+. Students should be encouraged to pursue coursework in areas that distinguish the particular institution selected.

All overseas courses to be transferred toward the major should be pre-approved by the Arabic department on the study proposal.

Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. A maximum of 16 credits/5 courses per semester are transferred to the Georgetown degree. No more than 10 courses for the full year are transferred.

Upon return, students' progress in Arabic will be assessed via examination of their academic records and/or departmental proficiency exams.

List of Georgetown Approved Programs

CIEE Amman, Jordan: Arabic Language Program
CIEE Amman, Jordan: Language and Culture Program
SFS Program in Doha, Qatar
Summer in Doha, Qatar
Study in Rabat (IES), Morocco

List of Non-Approved Programs by Country

Egypt

It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the Arabic Department and the Office of Global Education regarding transfer of credits well before travel abroad. Credit transfer from non-approved programs is handled on a case-by-case basis. A petition must be submitted to the College for consideration after completion of coursework abroad. The petition must include detailed coursework, syllabus, and other pertinent information. Additionally, a placement exam might be required.

Arabic School in Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor

Al-Diwan Language Center, Cairo

Hedayet Institute for Arabic Studies, Cairo: GU Student Recommendation

International Language Institute, Cairo

Kalimat, Cairo

TEFL International, Alexandria

Israel/Palestine

It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the Arabic Department and the Office of Global Education regarding transfer of credits well before travel abroad. Credit transfer from non-approved programs is handled on a case-by-case basis. A petition must be submitted to the College for consideration after completion of coursework abroad. The petition must include detailed coursework, syllabus, and other pertinent information. Additionally, a placement exam might be required.

Bethlehem University, Bethlehem

Birzeit University, Birzeit

Galillee College, Nahalal

Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Palestine Summer Encounter

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv

University of Haifa, Haifa

Jordan

It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the Arabic Department and the Office of Global Education regarding transfer of credits well before travel abroad. Credit transfer from non-approved programs is handled on a case-by-case basis. A petition must be submitted to the College for consideration after completion of coursework abroad. The petition must include detailed coursework, syllabus, and other pertinent information. Additionally, a placement exam might be required.

Qasid Institute for Classical and Modern Standard Arabic

School for International Training Study Abroad

University of VA-Yarmouk University Summer Arabic Program

Kuwait

It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the Arabic Department and the Office of Global Education regarding transfer of credits well before travel abroad. Credit transfer from non-approved programs is handled on a case-by-case basis. A petition must be submitted to the College for consideration after completion of coursework abroad. The petition must include detailed coursework, syllabus, and other pertinent information. Additionally, a placement exam might be required. 

Kuwait University, Kuwait City

Lebanon

It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the Arabic Department and the Office of Global Education regarding transfer of credits well before travel abroad. Credit transfer from non-approved programs is handled on a case-by-case basis. A petition must be submitted to the College for consideration after completion of coursework abroad. The petition must include detailed coursework, syllabus, and other pertinent information. Additionally, a placement exam might be required.

American University of Beirut

Lebanese American University, Beirut

Notre Dame Univeristy, Louaize

St. Joseph's University

University of Balamand

Morocco

It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the Arabic Department and the Office of Global Education regarding transfer of credits well before travel abroad. Credit transfer from non-approved programs is handled on a case-by-case basis. A petition must be submitted to the College for consideration after completion of coursework abroad. The petition must include detailed coursework, syllabus, and other pertinent information. Additionally, a placement exam might be required.

American Institute for Maghrib Studies, Tangier

Arabic Language Institute, Fez

DMG Language Center

International Studies Abroad, Meknes

Qalam Center

School for International Training

University of Georgia

 

Tunisia

It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the Arabic Department and the Office of Global Education regarding transfer of credits well before travel abroad. Credit transfer from non-approved programs is handled on a case-by-case basis. A petition must be submitted to the College for consideration after completion of coursework abroad. The petition must include detailed coursework, syllabus, and other pertinent information. Additionally, a placement exam might be required.

Bourguiba Institute

 

United Arab Emirates

It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the Arabic Department and the Office of Global Education regarding transfer of credits well before travel abroad. Credit transfer from non-approved programs is handled on a case-by-case basis. A petition must be submitted to the College for consideration after completion of coursework abroad. The petition must include detailed coursework, syllabus, and other pertinent information. Additionally, a placement exam might be required.

American University in Dubai

Gulf Arab Programme Language Institute

United States

It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the Arabic Department and the Office of Global Education regarding transfer of credits well before travel abroad. Credit transfer from non-approved programs is handled on a case-by-case basis. A petition must be submitted to the College for consideration after completion of coursework abroad. The petition must include detailed coursework, syllabus, and other pertinent information. Additionally, a placement exam might be required.

Drew University

Indiana University

Middlebury Language School

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Chicago

University of Florida

University of Michigan

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Yemen

It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the Arabic Department and the Office of Global Education regarding transfer of credits well before travel abroad. Credit transfer from non-approved programs is handled on a case-by-case basis. A petition must be submitted to the College for consideration after completion of coursework abroad. The petition must include detailed coursework, syllabus, and other pertinent information. Additionally, a placement exam might be required.

George Mason University Intensive Arabic

Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies

Yemen Institute for Arabic Language