Letter to the Editor: Arabic speakers can study abroad


I am writing in response to the March 8 article, “Arabic language program sees boost in enrollment.” One of the sources in the article claims that the U offers no study-abroad programs to Arabic-speaking countries. This claim is false-the U 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 U 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.

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 Romanowski

Supervisor, Interns and Assistants

International Center