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CASA offers advanced level training in Arabic language and culture to qualified American students at The American University in Cairo and Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman.

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Roman Amphitheatre in West el-Balad, Amman, Jordan

CASA Program Updates

  • CASA 2020-2021 will be offered in Amman, Jordan only.
  • CASA 2021-2022 will not be accepting applications this year.

The 2020-2021 CASA program is being offered in a hybrid format at Qasid in Amman, Jordan.  We are currently monitoring the situation closely to determine the feasibility of travel to Jordan.

Due to COVID-19, The Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) will NOT be calling for new applications for the 2021-2022 program year.  The program offered the opportunity for those accepted by the Selection Committee for this year (2020-2021) to defer their participation to next year (2021-2022), and the majority chose to do so, putting us at full capacity for next year.  This was primarily due to concerns about the pandemic and its effect on international travel and living overseas.  We are saddened by this continued challenge to study abroad but our fellows' health and safety remain our priority.  Please check in with us again in Fall 2021.

If you have received any announcements from other sources such as AUC in Cairo regarding a CASA 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 program in Egypt, it is important for you to know that CASA and the University of Arizona have not approved these programs and do not endorse them.  Should you pursue AUC’s program, you will be doing so at your own risk, without the endorsement or support of CASA or the University of Arizona. 

We have already selected finalists for both years, but if you are interested in applying in the future, please review the Applicants section and information below for further information.

 

“There exists no other program anywhere in the world that provides this breadth and depth of Arabic training at these levels. This level of training gives the US its academic and professional edge over the rest of the world.”

Kristen Brustad, Associate Professor of Arabic Studies, University of Texas at Austin, co-author of  and CASA Alumna