Posted by Joshua on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
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).
Syria Program Manager
1920 N Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 202-349-0676, 800-225-4262, ext. 7383
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.