Eligibility for CASA I, II, III
All CASA applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents. For CASA I, non-U.S. citizens may apply as a Pay-Your-Own-Way participant.
CASA I Requirements:
This program is designed for learners who are planning careers that require advanced Arabic proficiency in fields such as academia, government, the professions, or international development. In addition to the citizenship requirement above, applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of formal instruction in Arabic prior to joining CASA and fall into one of the following categories:
- current graduate students (e.g., PhD or MA student)
- current undergraduate students in their junior or senior year
- holders of either a bachelor's or master's degree
CASA II Requirements:
In addition to the citizenship requirement above, the applicant must be a doctoral student in an institution of higher education, who is a prospective teacher in the areas of Middle East and North African (social sciences, humanities and foreign languages).
CASA III Requirements:
In addition to the citizenship requirement above, the applicant must be a faculty member currently employed full-time in a U.S. institution of higher education, teaching or doing research on the Middle East and North Africa region.
The CASA I, II and III application process includes the following components and deadlines. Please review the links below for full details:
CASA I Deadline is Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 11:59pm MT
CASA II/III Deadline is Friday, February 17, 2023 at 11:59pm MT
- SELECTION EXAM - Listening, reading, and oral proficiency exams are required. Review the Exam page carefully to learn how to register for all sections of this exam.
CASA I Deadline is Friday, February 10, 2023
CASA II/III Deadline is Friday, February 24, 2023