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 Global Education and speak with an Overseas Study Advisor. Please contact globaleducation@georgetown.edu to set up an appointment. 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:
Office of Global Education, 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

Georgetown in Amman: Language and Culture

Study in Rabat (IES), Morocco

CIEE Amman, Jordan: Arabic Language Program

CIEE Amman, Jordan: Language and Culture Program

SFS Program in Doha, Qatar

Summer in Doha, Qatar

List of Non-Approved Programs by Country

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

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
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
University of Haifa, Haifa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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