About Project Minaḥ
Financial obstacles are the greatest barrier to studying abroad that U.S. college students face. Community college students, who at any one time constitute more than 40% of U.S. undergraduates, generally constitute no more than 2% of those studying abroad, and fewer U.S. study abroad students travel to the Middle East and North Africa than to any other region of the world.
The lack of equity, diversity, and inclusion in study abroad is rooted in the same historical forces that have divided the world into North and South, identifying the Global North as the locus of critical contemporary knowledge in high-demand fields of study. The Global South, however, likewise produces such knowledge, and it is thus imperative to provide more undergraduates representing the diversity of the United States to engage with the world.
To further this priority, Amideast has established Project Minaḥ to enable more students enrolled in community colleges and other two-year degree programs to engage with peoples of the Middle East and North Africa through Amideast’s regular virtual, hybrid, or onsite programs, as well as those developed especially for this audience.
Students who wish to take advantage of this initiative can apply to any Amideast Education Abroad program in addition to those listed below, and both the Need-Based and Blog Abroad Scholarship. Applications from community college students will be prioritized for funding.
Exclusive Programming for Community College and 2-Year Degree Students
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