Education Abroad for
Arabic Language Majors
Globalize Your Education
Arabic language majors are highly encouraged to study abroad. Participating in study abroad is an ideal way to add a global perspective to your Arabic language major through first-hand experience living and studying in another country and culture. Studying abroad can also help accelerate learning the Arabic language by gaining exposure to local speech patterns both inside and outside of the classroom.
Review the resources here to first help decide how an international experience can fit into your degree plan. It is important to work with your Undergraduate Advisor and an Education Abroad advisor early on in the application process to make sure that you are choosing the best program to fit your goals and meet major requirements.
Why Study Abroad?
When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context. It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations. The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.
You can Afford to Study Abroad!
Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program!
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee!
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000!
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.
I think the thing I have gained the most is connection. I met people from all over the world and of all different backgrounds, some of which I will be connected to for the rest of my life. I have traveled abroad as a tourist several times and while it is always amazing, I have never felt as immersed in the culture and among the people as I felt in my Education Abroad program.
-Stephanie Youngs, Political Science.
Program: University of Haifa
Which Education Abroad Programs Work Well for Arabic language Majors?
The programs listed below are recommended because they offer the largest number and range of courses relevant to Arabic language majors.
CIEE Summer Arabic Language Program in Amman, Jordan
PSU Exchange Egypt: Cairo, American University in Cairo (AUC)
PSU Direct Enroll Israel: Haifa, University of Haifa
CIEE Summer Middle East Studies Program in Amman, Jordan
CIEE Language and Culture Program in Rabat, Morocco
CIEE Advanced Arabic Language Program in Amman, Jordan
CIEE: Middle East Studies Program in Amman, Jordan
Hebrew University: Rothberg International School - Undergraduate Study Abroad Program
SIT Study Abroad Morocco: Arabic Language and Community Service
SIT Study Abroad Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights
Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs.
Ready to take the Next Step?
Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps.