Middle East Studies

Apply now for Center for Arabic Study Abroad 2017-2018 Fellowship

November 15, 2016

The Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) is pleased to announce that it will offer CASA I Fellowships for advanced Arabic language study for the 2017-2018 academic year. The application deadline is Monday, January 9, 2017. Please see our website for full program details and application information: http://casa.fas.harvard.edu/.

CASA I Fellowships: (September 2017-May 2018)
The CASA I fellowships provide intensive language and culture training in Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial for two semesters (fall and spring) and allow students in the spring semester to take content courses in Arabic in their respective areas of specialization.

Please Note: Our goal is to send Fellows to both program locations (American University in Cairo and Qasid Institute in Amman); however, this will depend on the assessment of the security and funding situations in the spring. We encourage anyone who is interested to apply and we will share updates once we have them.

To qualify for a CASA I fellowship, the successful applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident. They also must be in one of the following categories: (a) current graduate students; (b) undergraduate students in their senior year; or (c) holders of either a bachelor’s or master’s degree. In addition, the Selection Committee is looking for applicants who are committed to a career in Middle Eastern Studies and who do well on the CASA selection exam, which usually requires approximately three years of college-level language study.

• International Exams will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (time TBD).
• Stateside Exams (including Canada) will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017.

Applicants for CASA I have the option of participating on a Pay-Your-Own-Way basis if they have other sources of funding. CASA programs can often accommodate more students than our funding can support; therefore, applicants are encouraged to seek funding from other private and government sources.

Please note that non-U.S. citizens are also welcome to apply to CASA, and if accepted, may participate only on a Pay-Your-Own-Way basis due to our funding restrictions.

A CASA I fellowship award covers tuition, round-trip airfare, and a monthly stipend.

For a detailed description of the CASA program, a list of Consortium members, or to apply, please visit the CASA website at: http://casa.fas.harvard.edu/.

* The application deadline for the 2017-2018 CASA I program is Monday, January 9, 2017 *