Intensive Arabic Language Programs at the Center for International Learning in Oman

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.

Center for International Learning in Oman

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.

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Eighteenth Annual Oman Cultural Immersion Program — February 19 – March 5, 2014

Applications Now Being Accepted for the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’

Eighteenth Annual
Oman Cultural Immersion Program

February 19 – March 5, 2014

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is pleased to offer, through its Joseph J. Malone Fellowship in Arab and Islamic Studies Program, the Eighteenth Annual Oman Cultural Immersion study visit to the Sultanate of Oman February 21 – March 5, 2014. Fellows are required to participate in and complete a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. to be held on February 19-20. This unique opportunity will provide a privileged first hand exposure to one of the Arab world’s most demographically, geographically, and socially diverse countries.

The National Council is currently accepting applications to participate in this study visit. APPLY NOW!

American professionals in academia, government, the military, non-governmental organizations, business, religious institutions, the media, civic associations, as well as the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences are invited to apply.

The Eighteenth Annual Oman Cultural Immersion study visit will provide participants an educational experience that few Westerners and even fewer Americans have had. The program is choreographed to provide Malone Fellows an unparalleled diverse exposure to Oman — one of the most historically and culturally rich of all Arab and Islamic societies. Until relatively recent times, the Sultanate languished in its status as one of the most forgotten corners of all Arabia. Anyone in doubt about the extraordinary opportunity that being able to visit Oman in this manner presents need only consult any of the several National Geographic Magazine features on the country in the past two decades.

 

End Pictures: inlaid Islamic niches at the Grand Mosque in Oman's Capital Territory; Middle Pictures: Bedouin Omani girls in the Sharqiyyah Sands.

End Pictures: inlaid Islamic niches at the Grand Mosque in Oman’s Capital Territory; Middle Pictures: Bedouin Omani girls in the Sharqiyyah Sands.

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August Arabic Language Program in Oman – Application Deadline June 21

August Intensive Arabic Language Program at the

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is pleased to present information about a special August Arabic Program at the Center for International Learning (CIL) in Muscat, Oman.

About the August Arabic Program:

CIL is offering a 3-week Arabic program from August 18 – September 5, 2013. Instruction is offered at Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, and includes Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) grammar, media literacy, skills (reading, writing, listening), conversation (MSA and Omani dialect), and utilizes peer facilitators (Omani language partners). The program includes 6 hours of classes 5 days a week, with class sizes typically between 5 and 8 students.

August Arabic Program Cost:

Tuition only – $2,455

In-country package (includes: tuition, shared modern hotel suite or flat, half board (i.e., weekday continental breakfast and lunch), and weekday ground transportation) – $2,900

Application Form:

Applications are available through the link below or can be obtained by emailing Megan Geissler at Megan@ncusar.org.

http://ncusar.org/programs/NCUSAR-CIL-2013-August-Application.pdf

Students should email completed applications to Arabic_August@omancenter.org along with a copy of the photo page of their passport. Applications are due June 21, 2013.

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NCUSAR Malone Fellows Visit Oman, February 2013

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ Seventeenth Annual Oman Cultural Immersion Program took place February 15-27, 2013. The study visit provided a delegation of Malone Fellows with an unparalleled diverse exposure to Oman — one of the most historically and culturally rich of all Arab and Islamic societies.

FURTHER READING:

Malone Fellow Linda Pappas Funsch on Oman

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ 2006 Malone Oman delegation spent time aboard a traditional Arab sailing dhow, fashioned from wood and crafted by hand in the manner of Omani shipwrights and mariners of yesteryear.

In 2006, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ Malone Fellow and Model Arab League advisor Professor Linda Pappas Funsch contributed a series of stories to the Frederick News-Post drawn from her experiences participating in the National Council Malone Fellowship Oman Cultural Immersion Program. Her seven-part series, “Oman Rediscovered,” explored various dynamics of the Sultanate’s culture, economy, international relations, and modernization since her first visit in 1974.

NCUSAR Delegation Visits Oman, February 2013

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations delegation, led by Dr. John Duke Anthony, meets with Khalid bin Hilal al Maawali, Chairman of Oman’s Majlis Ash’shura. Photo: Oman Daily Observer.

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ Seventeenth Annual Oman Cultural Immersion Program is close to completion, having provided a delegation of Malone Fellows with an unparalleled diverse exposure to Oman — one of the most historically and culturally rich of all Arab and Islamic societies. More materials from the study visit will be forthcoming but below is a collection of articles highlighting some of the meetings that National Council Founding President & CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony was able to take part in during the delegation’s time in Oman.

Sultan Qaboos Embarks on Annual Meet-the-People-Tour

Earlier this month, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said began his annual Meet-the-People-Tour. During this tour Sultan Qaboos visits Omani cities, towns, and villages to better understand people’s needs. The video above is from his visit to Seeh Al Shamikha, where Sultan Qaboos gave a speech about where Oman is heading before meeting one-on-one with members of the community.

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Intensive Arabic Language Program at the Center for International Learning in Muscat, Oman

Scholarship Opportunity for the Intensive Arabic Language Program at the

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is pleased to offer students a scholarship opportunity for intensive Arabic language study at the Center for International Learning (CIL) in Muscat, Oman.

Program Details:

CIL invites you to learn and grow through 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 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.

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