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Study Abroad

Undergraduate Study Abroad

Undergraduate students who study abroad on a GW approved program are able to transfer up to 17 credits per semester.  Approved undergraduate exchange programs in the Middle East include:

American University in Cairo (AUC); Cairo, Egypt

IDC Herzliya; Herzliya, Israel

Al Akhawayn University (AUI); Ifrane, Morocco

American University of Kuwait (AUK); Salmiya, Kuwait

American University of Sharjah (AUS); Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Students may also participate in a number of provider programs located in the Middle East.  For more information, visit the Office for Study Abroad Website.


Graduate Study Abroad

We are excited to offer students several opportunities for study abroad, including a partnership with Ecole du Governance et Economie in Rabat, Morocco. Under a special agreement, students may transfer up to ten credits from Birzeit University in Palestine, University of Jordan and Doha Institute in Qatar. Ask Patrick Murphy for a list of other institutions available for graduate study abroad.

Through the Institute for Middle East Studies Summer Language Grant, I traveled to Jordan for Arabic language courses. There, I lived with a Palestinian family. This experience provided me with invaluable language skills and brought me closer to Jordanian and Palestinian culture. 

Middle East Studies Program, Class of 2018