News and Featured Events
The U’s International and Area Studies programs wish to convey our belated support and recognition of Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865.
Congratulations to Ryan Harbison as the 2021 Student of the Year for Middle East Studies!
We coordinate our Going Global event each year for our International & Area Studies’ students in conjunction with the Career and Professional Development Center. This year we want to highlight the global careers and international experiences and language skills of BIPOC individuals and how those skills and experiences have benefitted them in the workplace.
Did you miss any of our events this year? Would you like the chance to watch them again? Click here to find the YouTube links.
Join us for two info sessions to learn more about what CLAC is, how to find and register using CLAC attribute, what classes are being offered this semester, and what the student experience and advantages are in taking a CLAC section. Our CLAC coordinator will be able to answer any questions you may have.
International and Area Studies (Asia Center, Center for Latin American Studies, International Studies, and Middle East Studies) will be hosting six events during IEW. Make sure to check out what we are offering below and on the IEW website.
Join us for an info session to learn more about what CLAC is, how to find and register using CLAC attribute, what classes are being offered in the Spring, and what the student experience and advantages are in taking a CLAC section. Our CLAC coordinator will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Join us for a panel discussion and networking event with employers across industries and disciplines to learn where your degree can take you.
Join us for a virtual info session to learn more about the FLAS scholarship! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom information.
Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) at the University of Utah helps students apply their proficiency in a second language to courses in a variety of majors. The languages offered in fall 2020 include Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.
The Middle East Studies office is proud to celebrate Analise Birchenough who is receiving the 2020 Student of the Year award - congratulations!
Lily Alavi recognized by the Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services Division for 10 years of service in Community-Engaged Learning!
Looking for a spring course? The course is an introduction to modern Iranian society and politics and Iran's geopolitical power and influence, Iran's nuclear program, and Iran's role in US-Iran tensions.
This summer, the University of Utah will be offering an intensive language program in Cairo, Egypt! Students will be able to complete one year of language during the summer—from first-year levels to advanced fourth-year! Complete your international and/or signature experience abroad in Cairo.
Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 4:30-6:30PM. Hear from professionals about their global careers and how to get started!
April Sanders-Aboulila, who instructs MIDE 4107: Model Arab League each spring semester, was awarded a prestigious fellowship to spend several days in Qatar.
To support the concept of global citizenship at University of Utah, a team of four Advanced Arabic students participated in the Fifth International Universities Arabic Debating Championship.
We are excited to share that Danielle McLaughlin, one of our Middle East Studies Spring 2019 graduates has been selected as convocation speaker for the College of Humanities!
Wednesday, March 27th 4:30-6:30PM hear from professionals about their global careers and how to get started!
Come experience a lesson in one of the following less commonly taught languages: Cambodian, Vietnamese, Nahuatl, and Portuguese.
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) application for summer 2019 and academic year 2019-2020 awards is now available and entirely online! The due date is January 25, 2019.
April Sanders-Aboulila, instructor and advisor for Model Arab League, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Beacons of Excellence Award for her work with Model Arab League.
Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 4:30-6:30PM Hear from professionals about their global careers and how to get started!
The grant supports international education and language study
FLAS Scholarships are open to U of U students in any department (except the School of Medicine) for the study of a less commonly taught foreign language and related area studies.
Daniel Ybarra (B.A., communication studies and Middle East studies) will be an English teaching assistant in Uzbekistan.
The Model Arab League team is comprised of students who are enrolled in MID E 4107.
Deadline: January 26th, 2018 by 5:00pm
The Middle East Center and the Center for Latin American Studies will be hosting a symposium comparing the heartlands of the Inca and the Assyrian empires.
The Fulbright Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Open to faculty across all disciplines.
FLAS scholarships are open to U of U students in any department (except the School of Medicine) for the study of a less commonly taught foreign language and related area studies.
Nathan P. Devir has just published New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization (Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2017).
Model Arab League photoThe Model Arab League is a student leadership development program from the National Council on US-Arab Relations.
Associate Professor Lily Alavi, World Languages and Cultures, was recently honored by the Latter-Day Saint Student Association
We are happy to announce that the College of Humanities has selected Eve Olson to receive the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award.
Nathan P. Devir Publishes “African Judaizing Movements and the Question of Polygamy: Perspectives from Cameroon.”
The article examines the theological, cultural, and sociohistorical underpinnings of the custom of polygamy as it is practiced among so-called “Judaizing” or “neo-Jewish” movements in rural Cameroon.