Mideastwire.com is a Beirut-based media monitoring company that translates the Arabic and Persian language press into English.
The Saifi Institute for Arabic Language offers intensive Introductory and Intermediate courses designed to deepen the learning experience for students. The curriculum emphasizes the instruction of Modern Standard Arabic (Fous7a) while also giving students the colloquial tools they need to take the most away from their time in Beirut.
In an effort to further its commitment to promoting dialogue and understanding, Mideastwire.com is pleased to announce the second “Beirut Exchange.” The two-week program September 1-14, 2008 will engage undergraduate and masters level students from around the world in a multifaceted discussion of some of the key issues facing the region.
Costs: $2,000 (Tuition); $1,500 (Estimated accommodation and airfare. Please note that only breakfast is provided as a part of the accommodation fee). All academic and language programming will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hamra, Beirut. Tuition is 90% refundable, should the situation in Lebanon warrant a cancellation.
Apply before July 31, 2008: To request a downloadable application or financial aid information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.