Center for Global & International Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Middle East Studies Program

The University of Kansas has been dedicated to the study of the Middle East for many years. KU supports teaching and research related to the study of the Middle East across disciplines, as well a sponsoring numerous outreach programs. The program in Middle East Studies seeks to bring these historic assets together to facilitate knowledge about the Middle East from different perspectives, for the University and for the surrounding communities. The Middle East Studies Program is a cooperative endeavor, through which we hope to strengthen, unify and build upon the many resources available at University of Kansas. We are proud to announce that KU now offers an undergraduate minor in Middle East Studies.

The Middle East Studies website is a repository of information relating to the study of the Middle East in and around the University of Kansas. Whether you are interested in minoring in Middle East Studies, are looking for future or past events, want to learn a foreign language, find out about funding opportunities, are curious about the specialties of our faculty, or need to identify a study abroad program, you will find all of that information and more included on this site.

Study Abroad in the Middle East! There are some great options for study abroad in countries like Jordan, Turkey, Oman, UAE and more! More info here!

Above: Students attend a Summer language and culture program in Amman, Jordan.

KU has 4 Middle Eastern Language options: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Turkish.

Student Spotlight

Meet Zoya Khan, who graduated with the Middle East Studies minor  along with a double major in Global & International Studies and Political Science. Watch the video below and read more about Zoya here.

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