Scholarship for Summer 2020 Arabic Language Study in Oman

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2020 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program. SALAM 2020 will be held at the Sultan Qaboos College for Teaching Arabic Language to Non-native Speakers in Manah, Oman. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.

Classes are held 8:00am to 1:30pm Sunday through Thursday. Students will study Modern Standard Arabic and media Arabic. In addition to classroom language instruction, students will have access to Omani peer language partners, organized weekend trips around Oman, extracurricular activities, and weekly lectures.

Students will be housed in shared student housing.

Funding decisions will be made based on the strength of the application and its relevance to SQCC's mission of fostering understanding between the U.S. and Oman.

Program Dates
29 May - 21 July 2020

Program Cost
SQCC will cover international travel to and from Washington, D.C. and Muscat, Oman, program language classes, room, board, SALAM-sponsored travel for weekend excursions, and all entrance fees for program activities. Students will be required to purchase travel insurance, and international health and medical evacuation insurance.

Participants will be required to meet in Washington, D.C. for orientation, prior to departure to Oman, and will be responsible for their transportation to and from Washington, D.C.

Eligibility
U.S. citizen;
Enrolled in a degree seeking program (undergraduate, MA or PhD) in spring 2020;
Completed four semesters (or the equivalent) of university-level Arabic coursework by the end of the spring semester;
Passport that is valid until 6 months after the end date of the program.

Requirements
Application
Resume
Essays

Write an essay discussing what you hope to accomplish during the SALAM program and how you plan to incorporate this experience into further academic or career plans. (500-750 words)
Describe a time, either abroad or in the U.S. when you interacted with a person/people from a different culture than your own. What was your experience like? What challenges did you face, and how did you resolve them? (200 words)

Write an essay, in Arabic, introducing yourself to the SALAM program staff, including a discussion of your personal and professional interests and goals. (175 words)

Three letters of recommendation, including one from an Arabic instructor
Unofficial transcripts

How to Apply
1) Submit completed application form and supporting materials via our website:
www.sqcc.org > Sholarships & Fellowships > SALAM Study Abroad

Deadline for submission of all application materials, including letters of recommendation is midnight December 31, 2019.

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