Amideast Education Abroad Looks Ahead!

After a year of fully virtual education abroad programs, Amideast’s onsite programs resumed in Summer 2021 with students pursuing Arabic language and community-based learning opportunities in Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia, followed by onsite semester programs in Morocco and Jordan in the fall.
Students pose for photo during a city tour of Amman.

This spring, our Jordan office is pleased to be hosting 30 students onsite, including undergraduates enrolled in our regular semester program as well as teenagers participating in the U.S. Department of State’s National Strategic Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) and the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program. Customized program sponsors are also heading back to the region in the coming months. This summer and fall, we’re expecting students on the ground in all our current program sites: Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, and the UAE. Our students’ enthusiasm is catching—read what some of them have to say in their recent blog posts, at 

The expansion of our virtual academic and cultural exchange capacity during COVID is enabling us to bring added flexibility and innovation to our students and partners through onsite, virtual, and hybrid program models. Responding to equity imperatives, we’ve introduced an innovative pricing structure that makes enrollment in virtual classes widely accessible, including to those at institutions not well represented among U.S. study abroad participants, such as community colleges and tribal colleges and universities. Partial scholarships are available for all our programs. The MENA region is a great place to explore topics related to skilled trades and business, energy and the environment, education, activism, and the arts, among many others, and our staff is ready to assist in designing short-term experiences in these nontraditional areas.  

Applications are still being accepted through April 3 for our summer programs and April 15 for the fall.