Vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10239 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2072 times:
Not me, but my brother is going to Jordan this coming fall for the year on a Fulbright scholarship. I don't remember if he's going to be at a school or some other research institution. He goes to Georgetown, and is doing a combined program with Law School and a masters in Arab Studies.
At my previous job, the guy who founded the company was an Israeli. He had gone to the Israel Institute of Technology (I think that's what it's called). Apparently it's a pretty well-respected school for engineering.
AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4514 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2044 times:
I didn't get a degree there but I did spend one summer at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Great place - first campus that I had ever been to where you are treated to a spectacular view of the Mediterranean on your walk to class.
Texasaggie From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
The Qatar Foundation in Doha, Qatar hosts five American universities offering degrees in varying fields:
Carnegie Mellon University: business/computer science
Georgetown University: international affairs / foreign service
Texas A&M University: engineering
Virginia Commonwealth: communication, fashion, and interior design
Weill Cornell: medical school
I go to Texas A&M at its main branch in College Station, TX, but I had the opportunity to visit the campus in Doha last March. All classes are taught by faculty from the main campus, and you receive a degree from the home institution. The curriculum is exactly the same as that at the main branch. Texas A&M Doha enrolls students from all over the Middle East.
Dougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
Quoting RJpieces (Reply 6): Quoting Dougloid (Thread starter):
he was an old time arabist as the phrase goes.
Not too many of those left! They are a dying breed....
I've got a photo of the old boy around here somewhere...I'll bet my last buck he had a few beers with TE Lawrence and the rest of that crew...his name is Alain Marsot....a very good instructor with some hilarious stories about being woken up every morning at 5:00 am in his crib in Cairo by the braying of thousands of donkeys.