CASA Program Overview
CASA I, II, and III offer advanced level training in Arabic language and culture as well as research support (CASA II and III) to qualified American students and faculty at the Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan and the Arab American Language Institute in Morocco (AALIM) in Meknes, Morocco. Please see Eligibility requirements and an overview of each program in the links the left.
- CASA I offers a 9-month advanced level training in Arabic language and culture Fellowship program to qualified American undergrad and graduate level students at the Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan or the Arab American Language Institute in Morocco (AALIM) in Meknes, Morocco.
- CASA II offers a semester-long language and research support Fellowship program for doctoral students (U.S. citizens) in MENA Studies through the Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan.
- CASA III offers a semester-long language and research support Fellowship program for faculty (U.S. citizens) in MENA Studies through AALIM (Arab American Language Institute in Morocco) in Meknes, Morocco.
We are saddened by the continued restrictions on our ability to send students to Egypt and CASA's long-standing program partner, The American University in Cairo. The "Celebrating 50 Years of CASA" video offers an overview of the program and it's long history:
Celebrating 50 Years of CASA
The "Celebrating 50 Years of CASA" video offers an overview of the program and its history at the American University in Cairo (AUC).
Applicants to the various CASA programs must be U.S. citizens. Please see each program page for further details.
CASA I Program
The CASA I program is designed for graduate and undergraduates students. Applicants must fall into one of the following categories: (a) current graduate students (e.g., Ph.D. or M.A. student); (b) undergraduate students in their junior or senior year; or (c) holders of either a bachelor's or master's degree.
The program provides intensive language, culture, and specialized area studies training, with 15 to 20 hours of classroom instruction per week plus homework. A series of lectures, weekly meetings with language partners, and internships/ volunteering are an integral part of the CASA program. Efforts are made to provide opportunities for CASA Fellows to interact with their Jordanian or Moroccan counterparts and experience life in an Arabic speaking country to the fullest extent.
We encourage you to visit the Experiences Abroad page to learn more about previous years' student journeys in the CASA program.
Other CASA Programs
Both CASA II and III are being renewed in Spring 2024 thanks to U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays: Group Projects Abroad grant funds awarded to CASA. Please see program details in the menu on the left.