Summer Arabic Study

Information for Princeton Students

Prepared by Greg Bell, Senior Lecturer & Associate Director, Arabic Language Program 

Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University 

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Summer Arabic Study Information Meeting

We will hold a Zoom meeting for any students interested in summer Arabic study (in the US or abroad) on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.  The meeting address is .  Drop in to learn about study-abroad opportunities, funding, Princeton credit and more.  The meeting will remain open until 6:00 p.m., so come when you can and leave when you must.  Also any Princeton students who have previously studied Arabic in the summer are encouraged to attend to serve as resources for your fellow Arabic students.

Summer Funding Deadlines

The deadline for Graduate Student funding is February 15, 2024 (see

The Undergraduate deadlines for the Dean's Fund are Round 2: March 17, 2024; Round. 3: April 7, 2024 via SAFE (

The deadline for NES summer-study funding is March 31, 2024 via SAFE (  Please note that NES cannot guarantee full funding, so you should include all appropriate funders in your application.

CLS Arabic Scholarships

Applications for the 2024 CLS Arabic Programs have closed, but consider
applying for next year's scholarships!  For information:

ألف مبروك !

Congratulations to graduate student Ameen Omar, who was awarded a 2025F CASA II Fellowship for Arabic study.  NES is proud of you!

Another NES graduate student Alika Zangieva, is currently studying on a 2023-2024 Full Year CASA I Fellowship in Jordan.

Important Travel Advisory Regarding COVID-19

In order to inform and support the health and safety of students and others in our community, the University has established a page for updated international travel advice concerning the Coronavirus at  More specific information for student travelers is also available at  Students should consult both of these sites when making travel plans.

Students should note that a number of programs are now offering online versions of their courses.  Normally, the University would not fund student online language study when travel abroad is feasible; however, during the pandemic, students have been allowed to apply for funding to online programs.  Some programs which are now offering online-learning options are noted on the Big List of Programs here; other programs may also offer online courses, so be sure to check with any program in which you are interested.