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Study Abroad: Middle East & North Africa

Students are highly encouraged to study abroad while attending the University of Wyoming. The Middle East and North Africa are large, diverse regions of the world. Students interested in studying abroad in the Middle East/North Africa are directed to choose one of the abroad paths below that best suits the academic and personal goals of the individual. 

Read below information regarding each study abroad track, and make sure to talk with the Wyo Abroad office about how to maximize your abroad experience. The advisor for the Middle East is Sara Robinson and Kaitlyn Emerson for the North African region. Email the appropriate advisor before scheduling an appointment.

Sara Robinson: Kaitlyn Emerson: Follow this link to book an appointment.

Need help deciding a track or have questions about the Middle East? Reach out to the Arabic and Middle East Program Director, Eric Nigh, at

Need help funding your study experience abroad? To learn more about departmental scholarship opportunities check out our SPPAIS scholarships

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New: CIEL Israeli-Palestinian Conflict & Peace Process Summer 2022

This study abroad experience allows UW students to travel to the Middle East and learn more about the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Students are exposed to peace processes, diplomatic relations, foreign policy and can meet politicians. 

Hosted by the Center for International Experiential Learning, students will be in Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank from July 28-August 16, 2022. 

Learn more about the study abroad program on this page. To apply for the summer abroad, email all application materials to Nevin Aiken at

Study Abroad Tracks

  • Track 1: Cultural Immersion

    Studying abroad in Jordan is best suited for a typical UW student and fits any major. Students are in Amman, Jordan, where they will have the opportunity to stay with a host family. Amman is one of the oldest cities globally but is an excellent blend of historic beauty and modern elements. Have the opportunity to explore the Dead Sea, learn Arabic, and experience the rich culture of Jordan.
  • Track 2: Exchange Program

    Located in North Africa and bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Morocco is culturally diverse and unique. Students wanting to participate in an exchange program should consider this track. UW students learn at Al Akhawayn University and have an opportunity to immerse themselves in college life in Morocco.
  • Track 3: Military Personnel

    The Wyoming National Guard (WNG) has an institutional relationship with the Republic of Tunisia. The University of Wyoming assists the WNG with translation and increasing cultural-political awareness. UW students in the WNG, ROTC, or seeking a career in the military will benefit most from this track. Students can study abroad, gain new experiences, and advance in their military future.
  • Track 4: Project GO ROTC

    ROTC students interested in studying abroad should consider applying for the Project GO scholarship. Funded by the Department of Defense, ROTC students learn a critical language and study in domestic or abroad programs over the summer. UW Project GO focuses on Arabic, and students will spend ten weeks in Jordan this summer. Open to any ROTC student in the country who meets the eligibility requirements. To learn more about the UW Project GO program, visit this page.
  • Track 5: Petroleum Engineering

    United Arab Emirates

    More coming soon!

  • Track 6: Peace & Conflict


    More coming soon!

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