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  • Riding a camel in Qasid

    Davidson has been sending students to the Summer Intensive Arabic Program in Qasid since 2011. Students return prepared for advanced Arab studies courses.

  • A student at the Qasid Institute in Aman, Jordan

    Devin Holland '15 spent the summer in an intensive Arabic language study program at the Qasid Institute in Aman, Jordan.

  • Looking out on the Mediterranean coast

    While studying in Morocco Julia Watkins '14 peers onto the Mediterranean coast. Morocco is one of only three countries to have both Mediterranean and Atlantic Coastlines.

Education Abroad Tips

All Arab Studies majors and minors are encouraged to study abroad. Popular programs include: 

Qasid Arabic Institute (Jordan)

Students enjoy sunset in JordanOver 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 Third Party Provider application for the Study Abroad office.


Middlebury School in the Middle East: Jordan (Amman)

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.