All Arab Studies majors and minors are encouraged to study abroad. Popular programs are detailed here.


How to Apply

All students planning to study abroad must complete both a Davidson application through the Office of Education Abroad and an application directly with the partner (third-party) organization facilitating the study abroad program.  All application materials, including transcripts, recommendations and other supporting documents for both Davidson and the partner organization must be submitted by Davidson's deadlines, irrespective of the partner deadline.  

Apply by February 1 for fall semester, academic year or summer programs, and by October 1 for spring semester programs.  Contact an Education Abroad advisor with any questions, or email

Qasid Arabic Institute in Jordan

Over the years we have developed a special friendship with the faculty and leadership of the Summer Intensive Arabic Program in Qasid, and have been sending groups of students to the program since 2011. Students who study intermediate Arabic at the intensive summer program return prepared for our advanced Arab studies content courses.

Students who apply to this program are also required to complete the Summer Program Provider (Non-Davidson) application for the Office of Education Abroad.

Through a generous grant within the Dean Rusk International Studies Program, students enrolled in Arabic language studies at Davidson College may qualify for a scholarship to attend this summer program. Selection is based on merit and financial need. Students must submit a Dean Rusk grant application in addition to the Davidson summer program application and Qasid application.

Middlebury School in the Middle East: Jordan

Amman, founded in 7000 B.C., the capital and largest city in Jordan, is situated in a rolling area of northwest Jordan, just 25 miles from the Dead Sea.

Today Amman is a prospering modern metropolis and serves as a hub within the Middle East for commerce and trade.  With a tradition of welcoming refugees and immigrants from nearby countries, Amman is a multicultural and multidenominational city and one of the most liberal and westernized cities in the region.

The School in the Middle East: Jordan (login required) is based at the University of Jordan, Jordan's oldest public four-year institution of higher education, established in 1962. With a strong emphasis on research, and a rich background in liberal arts, the University of Jordan is an excellent host for students of all academic backgrounds.

Student Spotlight Summer in Egypt

Brody Bassett ’25 reflects on his summer in Egypt where he immersed himself in the formal “high” and informal “low” dialects people there use. Zoom lessons with an Egyptian-born tutor, and countless hours studying vocabulary, phrases, and idioms led to colorful connections with everyone from restaurant servers to shop keepers to taxi drivers.

Learn More in Brody's My Davidson Blog