A New Study Abroad Program in Aleppo – CET

A New Study Abroad Program in Aleppo
By Kala Carruthers Azar

CET Academic Programs, in conjunction with American University, is proud to announce the launch of their new program in Aleppo, Syria. Based at the University of Aleppo, the program will offer intensive Arabic language instruction over the summer term and Arabic plus content courses taught in English and Arabic during the fall and spring terms. The first summer program will be offered during the summer 2010 term. The first semester program will be offered in spring 2011.

I just returned from Aleppo where I was working to get the details of our summer program arranged. We are in the final push for applicants as our summer application deadline is April 1st. A direct link to the program details is here: The summer program fee ($4800).

Best, Kala
Syria Program Manager
1920 N Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 202-349-0676, 800-225-4262, ext. 7383
Fax: 202-342-0317
E-mail: kazar@academic-travel.com
Web: www.cetacademicprograms.com

Kala writes:

Like every American I’ve met who has studied in Syria, I too had an incredible experience. I stretched my student Fulbright money to complete the Arabic program at the University of Damascus and then IFPO’s Arabic program. I went back to Damascus for CASA in the Spring of 2008. Thus, I am very excited to have accepted a position with CET Academic Programs to manage their brand new Arabic study abroad program in Aleppo.

Students from all institutions are welcome to apply for the summer 2010 term. Intermediate, advanced intermediate and advanced Arabic language levels will be offered during the eight-week term. Students will take eight hours/week of Modern Standard Arabic, eight hours/week of Levantine Arabic, and four hours/week of Media Arabic for a total of 140 hours of class time. They will also have the opportunity to participate in homestays, excursions, and service learning projects. Further details about the program are available at http://www.cetacademicprograms.com.

Comments (5)


1. majedkhaldoun said:

After Israel slaped Joe biden with the settlements,I think any decent and honorable person would condemn Israel as EVIL state

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March 16th, 2010, 8:22 pm

 

2. Amir in Tel Aviv said:

VIDEO:

A 28-year old Benyamin Netanyahu, calling himself Ben Nitay, debates on the 1978 US TV show ‘The Advocate’ against Palestinian self-determination and intriguingly suggests West Bank and Gaza Palestinians could have Israeli citizenship. He is debated (or rather questioned) by Fouad Ajami, now professor at Johns Hopkins University’s SAIS.

http://wejew.com/media/4136/Ben_Nitay_aka_Bibi_Netanyahu_1978_Debates_Ajami/
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March 17th, 2010, 4:13 pm

 

3. Ghat Albird said:

MAJEDKHALDOUN said:

any decent and honorable person would condemn Israel as EVIL state.

Miltary experts on several websites have suggested that within 19 years Israel will cease being an “only exclusive” Jewish state.

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March 17th, 2010, 6:04 pm

 

4. em said:

Wow, I’m actually the first one here to give a reaction to the content of this post. I just wanted to state that I think it is a great enrichment for the University of Aleppo and Aleppo as a whole, to be part of an international program in Arabic, which will hopefully attract students from many countries. I recently lived for a few months on the campus of the University of Aleppo and it is a world apart from the University atmosphere in Damascus. If the program starts to roll, I could hopefully be a catylisator for the academic and cultural activities around the University of Aleppo (and general cultural life). Not to say that there is none, but especially for students, the options are very very restickted. And I say this now as a European student who was in a foreign country, but I know that this sentiment is broadly echoed by Syrian students as well.

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March 29th, 2010, 10:44 am

 

5. An said:

(Wow, I’m actually the first one here to give a reaction to the content of this post). I just wanted to state that I think it is a great enrichment for the University of Aleppo and Aleppo as a whole, to be part of an international program in Arabic, which will hopefully attract students from many countries. I recently lived for a few months on the campus of the University of Aleppo and it is a world apart from the University atmosphere in Damascus. If the program starts to roll, I could hopefully be a catylisator for the academic and cultural activities around the University of Aleppo (and general cultural life). Not to say that there is none, but especially for students, the options are very very restickted. And I say this now as a European student who was in a foreign country, but I know that this sentiment is broadly echoed by Syrian students as well.

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March 29th, 2010, 10:46 am

 

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