The Department of French and Italian strongly encourages study abroad as a means of cultural and linguistic immersion and typically recommends the junior year. Please see the Office of Study Abroad for information about programs, scholarships, and health and safety abroad, and consult with the departmental study abroad advisor in order to plan coursework.

There are many exciting opportunities and destinations for students of Arabic to study abroad:

The SIT program offers students the opportunity to combine rigorous language study with courses on history, international relations, and media in the region. Students enjoy a rich culturally immersive experience with home-stays hosted by local families. Students can choose to study abroad in either Amman, Jordan or Rabat, Morocco:

SIT Program (Amman, Jordan):

SIT Program (Rabat, Morocco):

The SALAM program in Oman offers a fully funded intensive Arabic language program. This summer program provides a wonderful opportunity for students to delve deeper into their study of Arabic as well as learn more about the history and culture of the Sultanate of Oman. 


Scholarships are available for study abroad programs sponsored by The University of Iowa. For more information on scholarships and funds available to help cover the costs of travel, in addition to application procedures, contact Study Abroad at 319-335-0353, 1111 University Capitol Centre.