Berkeley Study Abroad (BSA) and the UC-wide Education Abroad Program offer overseas programs in Jordan (language and archaeological field school), Israel, Morocco, and Turkey. BSA also advises students on hundreds of additional independent programs, some of which are included below.  BSA can help with the math: checking budgets, confirming financial aid details, and identifying scholarship opportunities. UC Berkeley Summer Sessions offers summer intensive classes in Arabic and Persian. 

The CMES maintains the list of study abroad and foreign language opportunities below, although programs change from year to year.  Many of these programs offer full or partial funding, and several Middle East-specific funding opportunities are available through the CMES. Sign up for the CMES mailing list to receive updates about outside scholarships and awards, or get in touch with questions.

 

Arabic/Arab World

Domestic

Berkeley Summer Sessions

Indiana University at Bloomington Summer Language

Middlebury Arabic School

Middlebury at Mills College

Monterey Institute Intensive Arabic

National Security Agency Summer Language Institute

Pacific Arabic Resources

University of Chicago Summer Language Institute

University of Maryland Arabic Flagship

University of Texas at Austin Summer Institute

University of Virginia Summer Language Institute

University of Wisconsin Language Immersion Institute

International

Al Akhawayn University, Morocco, Arabic and North African Studies Program

AMBERGH Education

American University of Beirut Summer Arabic

AMIDEAST Education Abroad

Birzeit University Palestine and Arabic Studies Program

Center for Arabic Study Abroad

Council on International Exchange Jordan/Morocco/UAE

Critical Language Scholarship

UC Education Abroad Program Morocco

MEPI Student Leaders Program

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Qasid Arabic Institute

Tel Aviv University Intensive Arabic

Hebrew/Israel

Domestic

Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute

Middlebury Hebrew School

University of Chicago Summer Language Institute

University of San Francisco Summer Ulpan

University of Virginia Summer Language Institute

International

Cornell University Beginner’s Summer Intensive Program in Haifa

Council on International Educational Exchange Haifa

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Persian/Persian-speaking World

Domestic

Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute (includes overseas component)

Indiana University at Bloomington Summer Language Institute

San Francisco State Summer Language and Culture Immersion Program

University of Maryland Persian Summer Institute

University of Texas at Austin Persian Summer Institute

University of Wisconsin Language Immersion Institute

International

American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program – Tajikistan

American Institute of Iranian Studies in Tehran

Turkish/Turkey

Domestic

Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute (includes overseas component)

Indiana University at Bloomington Summer Language Institute

University of Chicago Summer Language Institute

University of Wisconsin Language Immersion Institute

International

American Research Institute in Turkey

Boğazici University Language and Culture Program

Council on International Educational Exchange Istanbul

Cunda Intensive Ottoman and Turkish Summer School

Sabancı University Summer Language and Culture Program

Turkic

Domestic

Arizona State Critical Languages Institute – Tatar, Uzbek

Indiana University at Bloomington Summer Language Institute – Tatar, Uzbek

International

American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program – Azeri, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkmen

Kurdish

Domestic

University of Arizona Kurdish Language and Culture Studies