Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Concentration Profile: Middle East Studies

This post is the eleventh in an on-going series highlighting SAIS concentrations.
The MIddle East continues to be relevant in the world of international affairs, and events in the recent past demonstrate as much.  In fact, students interested in the Middle East have a wide range of career options following grad school, according to Dr. Camille Pecastaing, SAIS professor and acting director of Middle East Studies.
To hear Professor Pecastaing discuss Middle East Studies further, click here.
Some highlights of the Middle East Studies program include:
  • Summer Language Scholarships. Middle East Studies students are encouraged to pursue language study in the region during the summer between their first and second years, and qualified students may apply for financial support from the program.  You can read about student experiences during their summer language study here.
  • Winter Break Trips.  During the winter break, Middle East Students have the option of participating in student-led trips to the region.  You can read student accounts of recent trips here and here.
  • Lecture Series & Brown Bag Lunch Events.  Throughout the academic year, the Middle East Studies program hosts numerous events, guest speakers and lecturers, covering a wide range of topics relevant to the Middle East.
You can learn more about Middle East Studies at SAIS here.
Thanks for reading!
— Erin Skelly Cameron, Associate Director of Admissions
To read previous entries in this series, please click here.