The Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) has posted Fellowship Applications for three programs in 2024-25!
The Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) is pleased to announce that it will offer CASA I Fellowships for advanced Arabic language study for the 2024-2025 academic year. The application deadline is Thursday, February 1st, 2024, at 11:59pm MT. Please see the CASA website for full program details and application information.
CASA I offers a 9-month (Sept-May) advanced level Fellowship program in Arabic language and culture to qualified American undergrad and graduate level students at the Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan or the Arab American Language Institute in Morocco (AALIM) in Meknes.
CASA II offers a 5-month (Spring 2025 semester) language and research support Fellowship program for graduate students (priority given to PhD students) who are in MENA Studies (any area of specialization pertaining to the MENA region) through the Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan.
CASA III offers a 5-month (Spring 2025 semester) language and research support Fellowship program for faculty and postdoctoral fellows in all areas of specialization pertaining to the MENA region through AALIM (Arab American Language Institute in Morocco) in Meknes, Morocco.
The application requires that all applicants take the ACTFL exam for Reading, Listening and Oral proficiency.
Deadlines / Exam Dates:
- Application deadline is February 1, 2024
- Reading & Listening Exams may be taken from December 1, 2023 – February 15, 2024
- OPI Exams will be taken in January/February (deadline February 15, 2024)
CASA I Requirements:
This program is designed for learners who are planning careers that require advanced Arabic proficiency in fields such as academia, government, the professions, or international development. In addition to the citizenship requirement above, applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of formal instruction in Arabic prior to joining CASA and fall into one of the following categories:
- current graduate students (e.g., PhD, MA, JD, etc.)
- current undergraduate students in their junior or senior year
- holders of either a bachelor’s or master’s degree
CASA II Requirements:
In addition to the citizenship requirement above, the applicant must be a graduate student (priority to PhDs) in an institution of higher education, who is a prospective teacher in the areas of Middle East and North African (social sciences, humanities and foreign languages).
CASA III Requirements:
In addition to the citizenship requirement above, the applicant must be a faculty member or postdoctoral fellow currently employed full-time in a U.S. institution of higher education, teaching or doing research on the Middle East and North Africa region.