Center for Arabic Study Abroad
Center for Arabic Study Abroad

CASA I Announcement for 2013-2014

Mon, September 3, 2012



2013-2014 Full-Year Program

The Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) is pleased to announce that it will offer CASA I Full-Year Fellowships for advanced Arabic language study at the American University in Cairo for the 2013-2014 academic year.  

CASA I Fellowships: (Cairo: June 2013-May 2014)

The CASA I fellowships provide intensive language and culture training in Egyptian 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 respective areas of specialization.

In 2012-2013, CASA offered 37 CASA I fellowships in Cairo, and we expect to offer up to 30 fellowships in 2013-2014.


To qualify for a CASA I fellowship, the successful applicant must: 1) be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; 2) be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program or in between their undergraduate and graduate study; 3) be committed to a career in Middle Eastern Studies; and 4) pass the CASA Selection exam, which usually requires a minimum of 3 years of college-level language study.  The exam will be administered to all stateside applicants at a school in their locality on Friday, February 8, 2013 or Wednesday, February 6, 2013 to international applicantsin their locality. 

Each applicant must complete and submit the CASA I application form and provide all supporting documents by the designated deadline.  For those applicants awarded a fellowship, a 20-30 minute Oral Proficiency Interview in Arabic will be coordinated with a certified oral proficiency tester. This interview takes place in April once an applicant’s enrollment in CASA is confirmed.

Each CASA I applicant is required to pay a non-refundable program fee of $1,650 (Consortium rate) or $2,200 (Non-Consortium rate) once an award has been accepted. Please note that only applicants affiliated with a CASA Consortium university, at the time program fees are due, are eligible for the Consortium rate. 

Applicants for CASA I have the option of participating on a Pay-Your-Own-Way basis, if they have other sources of funding.  Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from other available sources, such as the Fulbright Hays Student Scholarships, for their CASA studies. The deadline for Fulbright Hays Scholarships is October 17, 2012. Please visit the website for more information:

Please note that non-U.S. citizens are also welcome to apply to CASA, and if accepted, may participate on a Pay-Your-Own-Waybasis only.


A CASA I fellowship award covers tuition, round-trip airfare and a monthly stipend of 3,200 Egyptian Pounds. 

For detailed descriptions of the CASA programs, a list of Consortium members, or to download application forms, please visit the CASA website at:          

*Application deadline for the 2013-2014 program is January 4, 2013*

All questions and applications should be addressed to:              

Marissa Canales
Center for Arabic Study Abroad/University of Texas at Austin
300 Inner Campus Dr., F9400, WMB 1.110
Austin, TX  78712-1029

Ph: (512) 471-3513 / Fax: (512) 471-0739

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