Middle East Studies

SALAM 2018: Summer Arabic Language and Media Program

October 16, 2017

Full Scholarship Opportunity to Study Arabic this Summer 

SALAM 2018: Summer Arabic Language and Media Program

 The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2018 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program in the Sultanate of Oman.  SQCC supports Arabic language study for U.S. students through its annual SALAM program. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.

 Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in a degree seeking program (BA, MA or PhD) in spring 2018, and have completed four semesters (or the equivalent) of university-level Arabic coursework.

 Program dates: June 24-August 09, 2018

 Location: Manah, Oman

 Cost: SQCC will cover international travel to and from Washington, D.C. and Muscat, Oman, program language classes, room, board, SALAM-sponsored travel for weekend excursions, and all entrance fees for program activities. Students will be required to purchase international health and medical evacuation insurance, and arrange travel to and from Washington, D.C. and their home city.

 Classes: Held 8:00 am-1:30 pm Sunday to Thursday.             

 Outside of class: Students will have access to Omani peer language partners, organized weekend trips around Oman, extracurricular activities, and weekly lectures.

 Housing: Shared student housing, provided by the program.

 The program also provides: Three meals a day, transportation to and from student housing and the university, internet access, and laundry and gym facilities onsite. 

 To submit an application, or for more information, please visit the SQCC website at 


Applications due 11:59 PM EST December 31, 2017