Application Process

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible applicants for AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs:

  • Are enrolled at an accredited college/university and have completed at least one year of post-secondary study.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Applications are considered holistically, so if your GPA is below 3.0, please explain these circumstances in the "Additional Information" portion of your application.
  • Are physically & emotionally prepared to spend 1-8 months in Jordan, Morocco or Tunisia.
  • Are willing to adapt to a new, potentially challenging environment.

The majority of AMIDEAST EdAbroad participants are undergraduates, but we welcome applications from recent graduates and graduate students. High school or gap year students should contact us to start a discussion.

 

TIMELINE

Applicants can begin and submit applications for multiple programs, but they will need to complete all the questionnaires in each program application. 

Applications for AMIDEAST EdAbroad programs are accepted and considered on a rolling basis with the following deadlines for both programs and scholarships:

  • March 15: Summer Sessions
  • April 15: Fall Semester & Academic Year
  • July 15: Virtual Fall Semester
  • October 15: Spring Semester

Despite the open nature of our application process, we urge you to complete your application as soon as possible in order to ensure space for you on your preferred program. 

 

MATERIALS

All applications will be completed in our Application Portal. All questionnaires need to be completed and submitted by the deadline for the application to be considered. The materials needed for a program application include:

  • Online Application: Complete and submit all "Application Questionnaires" on the Program Application Page (Pre-Decision).
  • Study Abroad Advisor Form: Complete the student portion of the Study Abroad Advisor Form. Ask the study abroad advisor at your home institution to complete the remainder of the form and submit it to AMIDEAST.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation:

    o All students must submit at least one recommendation from a faculty member from any non-language discipline who has direct experience with your academic work. The form will provide instructions for them to answer only the General Recommendation questions.

    o Students who have studied a language at the university level, must also submit one recommendation from a faculty member who has taught you either Modern Standard or colloquial Arabic (or French for Regional Studies in French students only). You should request a recommendation from a current instructor or your most recent instructor.

    o Applicants who have not studied a language at the university level should submit two recommendations from faculty members from any non-language discipline who has direct experience with your academic work.

  • Official Transcript(s): Please request an official transcript from each college or university you have attended and ensure that the transcript(s) is/are sent to AMIDEAST @ edabroad@amideast.org

  • For Regional Studies In French Only: Please submit a supplemental 250-500 word essay in French and attach it as a Word document to the appropriate questionnaire.

After all documents have been received, applications will be considered. AMIDEAST staff will notify students of their application status and then students have TWO weeks to submit their Participation Confirmation Form and $500 program deposit.

 

ONLINE PORTAL

Confused about how to navigate our Application Portal? AMIDEAST EdAbroad intern De'Jia walks you through the basics in this helpful videoOr, follow these simple steps:

1. Select the AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program of your choice and then click the "Apply Now" button on the left menu of the program brochure. Please note, this button will only appear if the program is currently accepting applications.

2. Create an application account and complete the required questionnaires, ask recommenders and advisors to submit their forms, and have an official transcript sent to AMIDEAST by the application deadline.

3. Please be sure to click the "Submit" button on all of the required application portions. Your online application is not considered complete until we receive all required submissions.

Note: You do not have to finish the whole application in one sitting. You can save your answers, log-out, and return at a later date.

 

Scholarship Application Process

To apply for a scholarship, go to this link and then follow these steps:

1. Select the scholarship that you wish to apply for from the list and click the "Apply Now" button on the left menu of the page. Please note, this button will only appear if the scholarship is currently accepting applications.

2. If you haven't already, create an application account and complete the required questionnaires for the scholarship for which you intend to apply.

3. Please be sure to click the "Submit" button on all of the required application portions. Your online application is not considered complete until we receive all required submissions.

Note: You do not have to finish the whole application in one sitting. You can save your answers, log-out, and return at a later date.