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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.

UWYO Abroad Programs in the Middle East/North Africa


What are the first steps to study abroad?

Read below regarding different study abroad tracks, and make sure to talk with the Wyo Abroad office about how to maximize your abroad experience. The advisor for the Middle East/North Africa region is Robby Bishop. Email the appropriate advisor before scheduling an appointment.

Robby Bishop: Rbishop8@uwyo.edu Follow this link to book an appointment.


Funding Opportunities

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




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CIEL Israeli-Palestinian Conflict & Peace Process Summer 2023

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, and foreign policy. Students will meet politicians, community leaders, non-governmental organizations, faith leaders, and victims/survivors from all sides impacted by the conflict to hear a comprehensive view of the divergent perspectives, narratives, and human stories of people living in the region.

Hosted by the Center for International Experiential Learning, students will be in Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank in Summer 2023 (July 28-August 13, 2023). 

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

Read the syllabus to learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Narratives Court (HP 4976). 

Study Abroad Tracks

  • amman jordan

    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
  • morocco

    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  • uae

    Track 5: Petroleum Engineering

    United Arab Emirates

    More coming soon!

  • israel

    Track 6: Peace & Conflict


    Participants from UW in CIEL's Middle East program will join other students from universities across the US and UK in immersive educational travel to receive on-the-ground exposure to the people, politics, and realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as they transit between the difficult and contested geographies of Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank.

    Look here for more about this program.

Contact Us

Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies | School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies

Arts & Sciences Building 152

100 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6484

Email: arabic@uwyo.edu