Study Abroad in Arabic-speaking countries

By By [email protected]

By [email protected]

10 March 2004

To Whom it May Concern:

I am writing in response to Theresa Wong’s article, “Arabic language program sees boost in enrollment”, that appeared in the March 8th issue of the Daily Utah Chronicle. One of her sources claims that the University of Utah offers no study abroad programs to Arabic-speaking countries. This claim is false. Had Ms. Wong consulted us when writing this article, she would have discovered that our university does sponsor a program to Morocco. Our program gives students the chance to explore North African and Moroccan culture, to learn Arabic, and to study Islamic art. We are still accepting applications for summer and fall terms.

In addition to Morocco, the University of Utah offers a program in Metu, Turkey. We can also help students find Arabic-speaking programs outside of our university, including programs in Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

I would encourage Ms. Wong to thoroughly investigate her sources in the future.

Students interested in studying in the Middle East should contact our staff at the International Center, either by visiting room 159 of the Union or by calling 581.5849. We would be happy to provide you with further information!

Amy RomanowskiSupervisor, Interns and AssistantsInternational Center