• 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 has selected Fellows for 2017-2018 program! Despite recent cuts in funding, the program will continue in 2017-2018 from September to May. If you are interested in applying for next year, check the Applicants page in the Fall when next year's dates will be confirmed.

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! Below is a video featuring the 2016-17 and 2015-16 Fellows: 


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.

The application for 2017-2018 CASA I program is now closed. 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.