Study Abroad in Tunisia: Intensive Arabic Language & Culture Studies in Tunis – People
Language faculty come from the University of Carthage and are trained by the CET Director of Arabic Curriculum. Area studies faculty either come from the University of Carthage or are hired independently by CET. Faculty hires are typically overseen by the CET Middle East and North Africa Advisory Board.
CET maintains full-time, bilingual staff at each of its locations.
The Academic Director, based in Jordan, oversees the language curriculum for all CET programs in the Middle East and North Africa. S/he manages academics and trains faculty.
The Program Director administers the day-to-day academics, monitoring courses and working with faculty to accommodate specific student needs. S/he also manages housing, local roommates, activities and student acclimation, health and welfare. S/he is trained to prevent and handle student emergencies.
Manal Yosef, Middle East & North Africa Programs Academic Director
Ms. Manal Yosef has nearly ten years of experience teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Her previous positions include Academic Director and Senior Instructor for the Arabic Flagship Overseas program; Senior Instructor, Course Coordinator and Curriculum Developer for the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) program; and several other leadership roles for international programs at the University of Damascus. Manal has participated in extensive teacher training workshops through The Ohio State University and the University of Maryland. As Director of Arabic Curriculum, Manal manages all issues related to Arabic curricula, including selecting language instructors, developing syllabi and lesson plans, overseeing language instruction, managing the language partner program, conducting teacher training seminars and responding to student academic concerns.
Nadia Hamrouni, Program Director
Dr. Nadia Hamrouni has five years of experience teaching Arabic language at the university level. Her previous positions include Fulbright visiting scholar and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona. Nadia has participated in extensive teacher training workshops through The University of Texas, Austin (Western Consortium Language Workshop and Arabic Language Teaching Workshop); Brigham Young University (Arabic Language Assessment Training) and Emory University (Arabic Summer Seminar NMELRC). As Program Director, Nadia manages on-site staff, implements program curriculum, and mentors students.
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CET maintains an advisory board of US-based scholars. The Middle East and North Africa Advisory Board meets annually to discuss curriculum and derive teaching standards. Board members visit the program in order to evaluate it and, when possible, teach courses or conduct teacher-training workshops.
Director of Arabic Studies; Assistant Professor of Arabic, DePaul University
Kristin Smith Diwan
Assistant Professor of Comparative and Regional Studies, American University
Associate Professor of Arabic Studies, College of William and Mary
Director of the Center for Middle East Studies; Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Oklahoma
Arabic Language Specialist, George Washington University
Assistant Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
Preceptor in Arabic, Harvard University
Reis Senior Lecturer in Arabic Language and Linguistics; Director of Arabic Program, Cornell University