• Wadi Rum, also known as The Valley of the Moon, Jordan

  • CASA Fellows visit Qal'at Ajloun, Ajloun, Jordan

  • Roman Amphitheatre in West el-Balad, Amman, Jordan

  • Jordanian cuisine at a local resturant in Amman, Jordan

  • Summer sky at Wadi Rum, Jordan

  • The Dead Sea, Jordan

  • View from Qal'at Ajloun, Ajloun, Jordan

Ahlan wa Sahlan wa MarHaban bi-kum to the official website for the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) at Harvard University!

CASA offers advanced level training in Arabic language and culture to qualified American students at The American University in Cairo and Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman. Applicants to the various CASA programs must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should have a minimum of 3 years of formal instruction in Arabic prior to joining CASA. We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about the CASA programs. Please be in touch with us if you have any questions about the program that you are unable to find here.

We look forward to welcoming you to CASA very soon inshaa’ Allah!

We are pleased to say that we were able to send students to both program locations for the 2015-16 year - American University in Cairo and The Qasid Institute in Amman.  Due to the ongoing political events in the region, we are keeping a continual watch on the situation. 

Our goal is to continue the program in both locations for the 2016-17 year; however, this will depend on the assessment of the security situation.  Harvard Global Support Services will continue to monitor events in the region and we will ensure that all fellows, prospective applicants and CASA partners are kept informed of our plans for the upcoming application year.

Applications for the current year, 2016-2017 CASA I program, are now closed, but we encourage anyone who is interested in applying to visit the Applicant section to review application procedures for the 2017-2018 program. Application forms and deadlines for the coming year will be updated in October 2016. Thank you for your continued support and please contact our office with further questions or concerns.

New Alumni Profiles

The CASA Program is proud of its many distinguished alumni! We have posted a few profiles that feature their experiences in the program, advice for current fellows, and what they have been doing since. Visit our Alumni Profiles to learn more.