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2008-2009 CASA Fellowships

2008 Summer Fellowships (in Cairo) and 2008-2009 Full Year Fellowships (in Cairo and Damascus)

Fri, Sep 21, 2007

The Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) is pleased to announce that it will offer a number of fellowships for advanced Arabic language study at the American University in Cairo and Damascus University for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Two types of CASA fellowships are available:

  1. Summer-Only Fellowships: in Cairo only (June 4, 2008 -- July 31, 2008) These fellowships allow students to participate in an intensive seven-week summer language and culture program that includes 10 weekly hours of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and 8 hours of Modern Standard Arabic plus a weekly tour in Arabic.
  2. Full-Year Fellowships: in Cairo and Damascus (June 4, 2008 -- May 31, 2009) These fellowships provide intensive language and culture training in Egyptian/Syrian Colloquial and Modern Standard Arabic (reading, listening and writing) for three semesters (summer, fall and spring) and allow students in the spring semester to take courses in Arabic in their


2008-2009 Program for Post-CASA Language Study and Arabic-Based Research

Fri, Sep 21, 2007

The CASA II program aims to provide further opportunities for CASA fellows who have completed the CASA Full-Year program within the past five years to continue to enhance their language skills and advance their Arabic-based research in Egypt.

The CASA II program offers the opportunity to study for one or two semesters (Fall or Spring or both) at the American University in Cairo. The program is meant to be flexible so as to cater to the individual linguistic and research needs of each CASA II fellow. Individual academic programs for each CASA fellow will be designed in close consultation between the fellow and the CASA Executive Director in Cairo.

Each CASA II fellow is expected to enroll in three tutorials per semester. These tutorials can be in any of the language skills or in the fellow's own field of specialization. In addition, CASA II fellows are welcome to enroll in any of the regular CASA classes that are offered during the fall and spring semesters a


2008-2009 Refresher Course for Professors in Humanities and Social Sciences

Fri, Sep 21, 2007

The Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), offers fellowships for professors of the humanities and social sciences whose specialties focus on any aspect of the Arab World/Middle East.

The CASA III fellowships are funded by the Fulbright Binational Committee in Egypt and the US Department of Education and are intended for professors who are interested in further advancing their proficiency in Arabic and for those who wish to undertake research in Arabic materials under the supervision of a specialist. The program is designed to offer flexibility in terms of the timeframe of the individual's program.

CASA provides funding for CASA III fellows ranging from two to four months, with each CASA III fellow choosing the months in which they wish to participate (these months need to be compatible with the AUC academic calendar). The CASA III program can be undertaken in Summer 2008, Fall 2008, or Spring 2009. The specific program of study for each applicant will be


CASA Inaugurates its new full-year program in Damascus

Mon, Aug 27, 2007

CASA is happy to announce that its new full-year program in Damscus, Syria was launched successfully in June 2007 and is now fully operational. The first CASA Damascus cohort includes 8 fellows who will be pursuing a one-year program similar to the full year CASA program in Cairo, Egypt. The new CASA Damascus program is housed at the Language Center at the University of Damascus. For more information on the content and organization of the CASA Damascus program please go to the "Programs" section in our web site.


CASA Inaugurates New Full-Year Program

Program in Damascus, Syria to Debut in 2007

Tue, Feb 27, 2007

CASA is delighted to announce that, effective June 2007, it will inaugurate its first full-year program in Damascus,
Syria. The program will be housed at the Language Center at the University of Damascus and will offer a program that
is similar in structure and goals to the long-standing program at the American University in Cairo. At this time, the
program in Damascus will not offer a summer only program.