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Undecided on your plans for the summer break? Apply for SALAM 2020, a fully-funded Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) Program!

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program in the Sultanate of Oman. SALAM is a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program. SALAM 2020 will be held at the Sultan Qaboos College for Teaching Arabic Language to Non-native Speakers in Manah, Oman. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture. Any American citizen currently enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD program is eligible to apply. Click here to complete the application.


Program Dates
29 May – 21 July 2020

Program Cost
SQCC will cover international travel to and from Washington, D.C. and Muscat, Oman, program language classes, room, board, SALAM-sponsored travel for weekend excursions, and all entrance fees for program activities. Students will be required to purchase travel insurance, and international health and medical evacuation insurance.

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Written by Aline Batarseh on March 14, 2019 Misrepresentations of the Arab world, especially Palestine, in school textbooks is a widespread problem that has contributed to anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia and fear of “the other” over at least the past two decades in the U.S. In September 2018, the National Arab American Women’s Association (NAAWA), a social justice group for […]

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