American Association of Teachers of Arabic

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  • 20 Sep 2010 1:13 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
    Jacob K. Javits (JKJ) Fellowship Program

    The purpose of the Jacob K. Javits (JKJ) Fellowship Program is to award fellowships to eligible students of superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise, to undertake graduate study in specific fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree or to a master's degree in those fields in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree awarded in the selected field of study at accredited institutions of higher education.

    The selected fields in the arts are creative writing, music performance, music theory, music composition, music literature, studio arts (including photography), television, film, cinematography, theater arts, playwriting, screenwriting, acting, and dance.

    The selected fields in the humanities are

    - art history (including architectural history); - archeology; - area studies; - classics; - comparative literature; - English language and literature; - folklore; - folk life; - foreign languages and literature;

    - foreign languages that are less commonly taught such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Indic family (including Hindi, Urdu, Sinhala, Bengali, Nepali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya, Assamese);

    - Iranian family (including Dari, Farsi, Tajiki, Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi);

    - Turkic family (including Turkish, Azerbaijani/Azeri, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, Uzbek, Uyghur);

    - history, linguistics, philosophy; - religion (excluding study of religious vocation); - speech, rhetoric, and debate.

    The selected fields in the social sciences are anthropology, communications and media, criminology, economics, ethnic and cultural studies, geography, political science, psychology (excluding clinical psychology), public policy and public administration, and sociology (excluding the master's and doctoral degrees in social work).

    Link to Full Program Announcement: Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program

  • 20 Sep 2010 1:13 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
    HTML clipboardNational Security Internship

    A wonderful opportunity is available to students who are studying or speak Arabic this coming Summer at The George Washington University.

    The National Security Internship is a nine-week, summer program that combines Arabic language, Arab Film & Cultural Studies, National Security Seminars and an internship experience at U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or FBI Headquarters. 

    Students will receive an all-expense paid summer in the nation's capital, including travel to Washington, D.C., 11 transferable GWU college credits, full room and board at The George Washington University and an exciting internship at DHS or FBI Headquarters.

    The National Security Internship will be open to only 20 qualified applicants who are able to meet the requirements to be granted a top-secret clearance and have an Arabic rating score of 1+ or higher. Program dates are June 8 through August 7, 2009 and all applications must be submitted by September 30, 2008. For more information, please visit

  • 20 Sep 2010 1:12 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Middlebury College: Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

    Full Scholarships available for intensive Arabic Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools

    Middlebury College is pleased to announce the Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages. These 100 fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from Kathryn Davis to address today's critical need for increased language proficiency in the United States.

    For the third year in a row, the Kathryn Davis Fellowships are being offered to cover the full cost of one summer of language study at the Middlebury Language Schools-from the beginner to the graduate level-in six languages, including Arabic. The fellowship covers the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board), plus a stipend to assist in defraying program-related expenses.

    For more information, please visit

  • 20 Sep 2010 1:11 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Private Arabic study in Cairo

    Learn Arabic language (classical, MSA, and spoken Egyptian) and tour Egypt. Courses are taught by a distinguished professor of Arabic language and literature and are custom-tailored to suit your level and needs. Full accommodation is included. Apply now; places are limited. Contact us at:

  • 20 Sep 2010 1:01 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
    2009 Critical Language Scholarship Program

    The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) are pleased to announce the availability of overseas scholarships for intensive summer language institutes in eleven critical need foreign languages for summer 2009.

    Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

    Countries may include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, or others where the target languages are spoken.

    Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) provide seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (beginning not offered for Azerbaijani, Russian, Chinese or Persian). Program details and the on-line application are available on our website,

    The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers in any field.

     Deadline to Apply: On-line application due on Friday, November 14, 2008.

    Grant Benefits: All CLS Program costs are covered for participants including: travel to and from the student's U.S. home city and program location, mandatory Washington, D.C. pre-departure orientation, applicable visa fees, room, board, group-based intensive language instruction, program-sponsored travel within country, and all entrance fees for CLS Program cultural enhancement activities. Note: U.S. passport fees will not be paid by the scholarship.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding the CLS Program and application process at

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