• CASA Fellows hike in Ajloun, Jordan

  • 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 answers to here.

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

NOTE REGARDING 2016-2017 PROGRAM LOCATION
CASA Fellows for the 2016-2017 year will begin their study at the Qasid Institute in Amman this Fall. Unfortunately, we are unable to send students to the American University in Cairo due to ongoing security concerns and funding restrictions.

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.