Full Scholarship Opportunity to Study Arabic Next Summer

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) announced its Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, 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.

Program Dates: May 29 through July 21, 2020

Class Schedule
Classes are held Sunday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday are the weekend in Oman). Students will study Modern Standard Arabic and Media Arabic. In addition to classes, students will have access to Omani peer language partners, organized weekend trips around Oman, extracurricular activities, and weekly lectures.

Housing and Accomodations
SALAM scholars stay in shared student housing. The program also provides: three meals a day, transportation between student housing and the university, internet, onsite laundry, and gym facilities.

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.


    • U.S. citizen;
    • Enrolled in a degree seeking program (undergraduate, MA or PhD) in spring 2020;
    • Completed four semesters (or the equivalent) of university-level Arabic coursework by the end of the spring semester;
    • Passport that is valid until 6 months after the end date of the program.

For more information, visit the SQCC website. Applications due December 31, 2019.