Language Training and Exchange Opportunities

Language Training Opportunities

Arabic Language Programs

American University in Cairo- Centre for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), Cairo, Egypt

American University in Cairo-Arabic Language Institute (ALI), Cairo, Egypt

Alexandria University- Arabic Language Study Abroad Program, Alexandria, Egypt

Lebanese American University-Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic and Culture (SINARC)-Beirut, Lebanon

American University of Beirut- Centre for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, Summer Arabic Program, Beirut, Lebanon

University of Damascus- Higher Language Institute- Arabic Language Teaching, Damascus, Syria

University of Haifa- Intensive Arabic Summer Program, Haifa, Israel

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Summer Intensive Language Programs, Jerusalem, Israel

Tel Aviv University-Summer Programs, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Center for International Learning, Intensive Arabic Programs, Muscat, Oman

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane- Arabic and North African Studies Program (ARANAS), Arabic Summer Program, Ifrane, Morocco

The University of Virginia- Yarmouk University Summer Arabic Program, Irbid, Jordan

University of Jordan- University of Jordan Language Centre (UJLC), Amman, Jordan

Columbia University- Arabic Summer Session, New York

Yemen Institute for Arabic Language- in person and online courses

University of MichiganSummer Language Institute, Michigan

Middlebury University-Arabic Summer Language Session, Mills College, CA

Georgetown UniversitySummer Arabic Language Institute, Georgetown, DC

University of Chicago- Summer Arabic Program, Chicago, IL

University of California Santa Barbara- Summer Intensive Language Program, Santa Barbara, CA

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Residential Immersion Programs in Arabic and Persian, Madison, WI

University of California-Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Intensive Summer Arabic ProgramLos Angeles, CA

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Turkish Language Programs

Bogazici University-Turkish Language and Culture Program, Istanbul, Turkey

University of Madison-Arabic, Persian, Turkish Language Immersion Institute, Madison, WI

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Persian Language Programs

University of Texas- Advanced Persian Summer Language Institute, Austin, Texas

Arizona State University- Dushanbe Summer Study Program, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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Urdu Language Programs

Univeristy of Wisconsin- South Asia Summer Language Institute, Wisconsin, WI

American Institute of Indian Studies- Language Programs, India and USA

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Exchange Opportunities

The Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures encourages all students studying in areas pertinent to the Centre's mandate to take full advantage of the exchange opportunities offered through SFU International.

The Centre recommends the following exchange programs for studying the Middle East and Muslim cultures and to learn languages pertinent to the study of the region:

American University of Sharjah:

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

The American University in Cairo

Cairo, Egypt

Al Akhawayn University

Ifrane, Morocco

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Delhi, India

Koรง University

Istanbul, Turkey

Panjab University

Chadigarh, India

University of Isfahan

Isfahan, Iran

These exchanges may be funded by the International Mobility Award  (IMA):

Value: $750-$2500, to support a student who has been accepted into an SFU Exchange Program.

Students accepted into an SFU Exchange Program may also be elligible for an Exchange Bursary. Please visit SFU Student Services for more information.

For more information about these universities and for information on how to qualify and apply for an SFU study abroad program, visit SFU International or email

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