Study Abroad in the Middle East

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Few regions are more complicated, more globally significant and less understood than the Middle East. Home to chapters of humanity’s most ancient history and critical to its future, the region is as beautiful, mysterious, and culturally rich as parts of it are troubled.

So start exploring with CIEE. Visit Byzantine and Ottoman monuments on the Seraglio Point, or see breathtaking Petra; barter for goods at the local souk (marketplace); volunteer with local NGOs; live with a local Arabic or Hebrew-speaking family; and enjoy beaches of the Mediterranean coastline.

Whether you study conflict and reconciliation in Haifa, Arabic language in Amman, business in Sharjah or archaeology in Istanbul, CIEE study abroad gives you access to a range of diverse countries, courses, and perspectives.


  • Jordan

    There’s nowhere more welcoming to immerse yourself in the language and culture of the Middle East than Jordan.

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  • United Arab Emirates

    Discover the “cultural capital” of the United Arab Emirates with CIEE study abroad.

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