Middle East Studies

"Study Abroad is a life changing experience, and I encourage all of our students to consider it."  

-Majd Al-Mallah, Modern Languages & Literatures, Director

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Middle Eastern Studies

Morocco

What better way to learn, participate, and explore the Middle East then to study abroad in Turkey, Oman, Morocco, and Jordan etc. Study Abroad provides opportunities of rich cultural enrichment, development of intercultural skills, and a deeper understanding of the heritage, problems, and perspectives of Middle Eastern cultures. All of this, while receiving course credits, traveling abroad, and discovering something great and new.

Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or just looking to do an internship have some options as well. Customized internships are available through GVSU Internships, and other programs such as ISA and World Endeavors.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and external options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill General Education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Program Suggestions

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students in Middle Eastern studies

Faculty-Led Programs

Country

Program

Available Courses

Israel

Histrorical, Geographic & Social Contexts of the Bible

Students will register for a total of 6 credits:

HNR 280 (3 credits) AND 
HNR 311 (3 credits)  

Non-Honors students may fulll General Education Global Perspectives and may fulfill (1) Issues credit, Social Behavioral Science and/or independent study credits. Contact program director for more information.  

SEMESTER AND ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Program Type

Courses

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

Partnership

Available Courses

Jordan

NU: Jordan & Syrian Crisis: Arabic Language & ME Politics

External

Available Courses

Jordan

SIT: Geopolitics, International Relations, and the Future of the Middle East

External

Available Courses

Jordan

SIT: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action

External

Available Courses

Morocco

SIT: Morocco Migration and Transnational Identity

External

Available Courses

Morocco

ISA: Study Center Meknes

External

Available Courses

Morocco

SIT: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

 External

Available Courses

Tunisia & Italy

SIT: Politics and Religious Integration in the Mediterranean

External

Available Courses

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Location

Program

Program Type

Courses

Morocco

ISA: Study Center Meknes

External

Available courses


INTERNSHIPS

Gain real-world experience globally and build your international network by participating in an internship abroad. 

Internships Abroad

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

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Academic Advice

  • Students should meet with their MES adviser at least three months prior to departing for their program.
  • The Middle East Studies director must approve any MES courses students wish to take to ensure that they will be counted toward their degree requirements.
  • The B.A. requires third semester proficiency in a foreign language. Consider working on this requirement while studying abroad.
  • A great advantage of studying abroad is living in the region you are studying. Learning about the history, language, and literature of your home-away-from-home enhances your experiences outside the classroom. Your daily interaction with the local culture also brings the subjects you are learning to life.
  • Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and Issues requirements abroad

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please visit our Course Approval page. 

Once you have selected a program, schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to discuss your plans.


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Explore more scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page 

Department Contact

Sebastian Maisel (Primary)

maisels@gvsu.edu

117 Lake Ontario Hall