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SUMMER: Approved Program in the Middle East or North Africa
Multiple Locations, Multiple Locations (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Dates &
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Restrictions: Columbia applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Arabic, English, French
Program Advisor:
Sara Ede:
Eligibility: Columbia Undergraduates Summer Program: Approved Summer Program
Discipline: Humanities, Social Sciences
Program Description:

Summer Study with an Approved Program - Middle East and North Africa

The list below is NOT exhaustive. If none of the programs below fit your academic needs, you can then petition an alternate program in the Middle East or North Africa.  For the petition and instructions,  please click here.

SIT Arabic Language and Community Services
Program offers courses in intensive modern standard Arabic (Fus'ha) and an introduction to Moroccan culture and Moroccan Arabic (Darija) through cultural and linguistic immersion.

Arabic Language and North African Studies Summer Program
This program is sponsored by Binghamton University (SUNY) at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane. Offers courses in Arabic language at all levels, as well as colloquial and regional courses. Runs from 4-8 weeks at various start dates.

Yiddish Summer Program at Tel Aviv University
he program offers intensive Yiddish instruction at five levels. Language instruction will be supplemented by a rich afternoon academic and cultural program of lectures, conversation classes, music workshops, and tours, and by evening cultural and social events.

University of Haifa/Department of Overseas Studies
Offers Hebrew language courses at all levels.

Hebrew University Summer Arabic Session
Offers Hebrew and Arabic language courses at all levels.

Application Instructions

There is a two-part application process for this program: an internal Columbia approval process called 'clearance' and an external admission application submitted directly to this program. Click "Start an Application" above for instructions and to begin.

Columbia Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline/Columbia Clearance Deadline Decision Date & Deadline Note Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 04/15/2015 **

Admissions decisions for Columbia Programs will be sent approximately 3 to 4 weeks after the application deadline.

Columbia students applying to external programs should check with the program itself for an admissions timeline.


** Internal Columbia deadlines may be different from program application deadlines. Be sure to check with your chosen program or school to confirm any external deadlines.