The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is pleased to offer students a partial scholarship opportunity for intensive Arabic language study with our partner organization in Muscat, Oman, the Center for International Learning (CIL). Partial scholarships are available for intensive Arabic or study abroad, and thus can be used at virtually any time of the year. Scholarships are issued on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year.
CIL will host you to study in the Sultanate of Oman, an Italy-sized nation on the Arabian Sea. For years students have found this an ideal setting for their international study, a nation of warm and welcoming people who practice a form of Islam — Ibadhism — that practices tolerance and acceptance of others. CIL provides students with the learning experiences needed to become world citizens.
Comprised of Americans and Omanis, many with PhD and Masters Degrees, the CIL faculty facilitates experiential education, cultural exchange, and comparative studies to deepen understanding, promote common interests, and explore the shared aspirations of people from different cultures. CIL offers students the chance of a lifetime–the kind of understanding that yields lasting friendship, tolerance and mutual respect.
CIL offers all three levels of Modern Standard Arabic (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), as well as Omani dialect, media Arabic, and skills classes. Arabic is one of the fastest growing languages learned by students in the U.S. Known for its fascinating complexity, it is a language of literature, poetry and elegant calligraphy. Arabic also is a language that encompasses deep and abiding cultural traditions, making its study a rich and rewarding learning experience.
Partial Scholarship Availability:
Partial scholarships are available for intensive Arabic or study abroad, and thus can be used at virtually any time of the year. Partial scholarships are issued on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year. All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States, and must be in good academic standing. Applicants are required to complete the National Council’s CIL Application (link below and application is also available on the National Council’s website).
SUMMER ARABIC IN OMAN: ALIM 2014 (Arabic Language In Muscat)
There are three summer sessions for students at all Arabic proficiency levels, from Beginner to Advanced.
SESSION ONE: Intensive Arabic: May 25 – June 19, 2014 (four weeks)
- ALIM 1: All proficiency levels from Beginner to Advanced Low
- Advanced Arabic 1: Advanced Mid to High levels
- Cost without scholarship: $4,850
SESSION TWO: Intensive Arabic : June 22 – August 7, 2014 (six weeks)
- ALIM 2: All proficiency levels from Beginner to Advanced Low
- Advanced Arabic 2: Advanced Mid to High levels
- Cost without scholarship: $6,370
- Note: Program is spread over seven weeks due to the Eid Al Fitr holiday period
SESSION THREE: Intensive Arabic: August 10 – 28, 2014 (three weeks)
- Arabic August: All proficiency levels, from Beginner to Advanced
- Cost without scholarship: $2,730
SESSIONS ONE AND TWO: Intensive Arabic: May 25 – August 7 (ten weeks)
- Stay for both sessions and increase your Arabic proficiency!
- Cost without scholarship: $8,710
- Note: Program is spread over eleven weeks due to the Eid Al Fitr holiday period
Arabic instruction includes six hours of daily instruction: Modern Standard Arabic grammar, media literacy, skills (reading, writing, listening), conversation, and Omani Peer Facilitators (language partners). In addition, the program includes: lectures on Omani history, culture, and development; excursions to sites in Muscat and the Omani interior; accommodations in fully-furnished shared flats in a new building; and weekday private bus transportation. Not included in program costs: Airfare, meals, books, optional excursions, visa, travel and health insurance, as well as other personal expenses.
YEAR-ROUND INTENSIVE ARABIC LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION
CIL offers all three levels of Modern Standard Arabic (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced), as well as Omani dialect. Cost is determined by the number of weeks of study and may vary according to desired schedule, number of program hours, and room and board preference. More information is available here.
How to Apply:
A scholarship application is available through the link below, can be found on the National Council’s website, or can be obtained by emailing Megan Geissler at Megan@ncusar.org.
Students should submit completed applications to the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (contact coordinates below).
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
ATTN: CIL Program
1730 M St. NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036
For More Information:
or contact Megan Geissler at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (contact coordinates above).