CASA II Announcement for 2013-2014
Posted: September 3, 2012
CENTER FOR ARABIC STUDY ABROAD (CASA)
2013-2014 Program for Post-CASA Language Study and Arabic-Based Research
The CASA II program aims to provide further opportunities for CASA fellows, who have completed the CASA I 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, Spring or both) at the American University in Cairo. The program is meant to be flexible in order to cater to the individual linguistic and research needs of each CASA II fellow. Individual academic programs 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 I classes offered during the fall and spring semesters as part of their CASA II program. Fellows will also be expected to participate in and contribute to the full range of activities of the CASA program in Egypt.
To qualify for a CASA II fellowship, the successful applicant must have completed the CASA I program within the past five years and must be enrolled in a graduate program in Arabic and/or Middle Eastern Studies. Former CASA fellows who graduated more than five years ago may apply for a CASA II fellowship, but will be required to take the CASA Entrance Exam in order to assess their current level of proficiency in Arabic.
Each applicant must complete and submit the CASA II application form and provide all supporting documents by the designated deadline. For those applicants being considered for a fellowship, a 15-20 minute oral interview in Arabic will be coordinated to discuss their proposals with the CASA Executive Director. This interview takes place in early March when the CASA Selection Committee convenes.
Each CASA II applicant is expected to pay a non-refundable program fee of $825 per semester (Consortium rate) or $1,100 per semester (Non-Consortium rate). 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 II 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: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/program_country.html?id=32
A CASA II fellowship award covers tuition for one or two semesters based on the fellow’s choice, round trip airfare and a monthly stipend of 3,550 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: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/casa/
*Application deadline for the 2013-2014 program is January 4, 2013*
All questions and applications should be addressed to:
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