• 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

  • Garden at the AUC Campus

    Courtyard garden at AUC, Egypt

  • Hill House, home to the CASA program at AUC, Egypt

    Hill House, home to the CASA program at AUC, Egypt

  • CASA Fellows at a translation workshop, Egypt

    CASA administrators and Fellows with peers at a translation workshop, Egypt

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

The deadlines for the 2019-2020 CASA I Application have been posted. Please review the Application & Instructions page for details.   

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 US citizens or permanent residents and should have the equivalent of at least 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!

We hope to send students to both locations, Amman and Cairo, but this will be contingent upon the security and funding situation. We encourage anyone who is interested in applying and we will notify you once we have further details on the program location.

Thank you and please contact our office with further questions or concerns.


The CASA Program is excited to share a video (on our Program page) in celebration of over 50 years of advanced Arabic education!

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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 page to learn more.