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Middle East Center

Study Abroad

Getting an education is more that just getting a degree, and part of that could include a study abroad trip. There are many reasons to study abroad. Other than the excitement of travel, you will also experience new things such as customs, art, music, politics, foods and many other things that are unlike what you are used to at home.

Study abroad certainly could be a central component of students’ Middle East Studies. At, MTSU there are many opportunities to study abroad in a Middle Eastern country. We currently have contacts with universities in Dubai, Israel, and Turkey. We are also a part of the AMIDEAST consortium, for more information on the AMIDEAST program please click here. Also additional programs are available, through other universities, for MTSU credit. See the list below.

If you would like more information on studying abroad in the Middle East, please contact Dr. Mohammad Meerzaei, Director of the Middle East Center, at or the MTSU Office of Education Abroad at, (615) 898-5179, or

Study Abroad Information

Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
Through the University of Virginia
Intensive Arabic immersion

Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco
Intensive Arabic language and North African studies

American University in Cairo
Intensive Arabic and Arabic studies

Rotheberg International School, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ulpan
Intensive Hebrew language courses
Coordinator – Hodaya Kahana Ariel

University of Haifa

The American Research Institute in Turkey in cooperation with Princeton University
Advanced Turkish language

Bogazici University in Turkey
Intensive course in Turkish language and culture

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center Program in Baku, Azerbaijan
Intensive Azerbaijani language courses

Contact Us

Dr. Mohammad Meerzaei, Director
(615) 898-5773
JUB 304A

Mailing Address:
MTSU Box 73
Murfreesboro, TN 37132