Middlebury Schools Abroad opens new sites
October 19, 2011
Middlebury College offers many study abroad choices, giving students opportunities to travel around the globe, experience new cultures, improve their language skills, live with a host family, or take on an internship. Students can attend for a semester or a year. Middlebury Schools Abroad began in 1949 in Paris and have expanded throughout Europe and to Latin America, Asia, and now the Middle East. Last year, the School in Japan opened in Tokyo with 11 students, led by director Sanae Eda. The programs are still expanding in the Middle East and Latin America. The program in Alexandria, Egypt, has been temporarily suspended for the fall of 2011, but will reopen in spring 2012. This fall, the site in Amman, Jordan, which is affiliated with the University of Jordan, will open with 23 students under the leadership of Kerstin Wilsch. Students can take courses in modern standard Arabic and Jordanian colloquial, and electives include translation, Islamic politics, and history and Arabic literature. In the spring of 2012, Middlebury’s third site in the Middle East will open in Beer Sheva. The host institution is Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Courses will include Modern Hebrew, Hebrew literature, and various offerings on Israeli society. A site at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Córdoba, Argentina, is a new addition to the many options for study in Latin America. Claudio González Chiaramonte is directing the program in Córdoba.