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Universities In The Middle East-who Studies At Em?  
User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Anyone here going to school in the middle east? What's your major? What attracted you to your school?

It's topical, it's timely, and one of my undergrad profs had taught at the American University in Cairo for many years-he was an old time arabist as the phrase goes.


Dr. Alain Marsot-if there are any CSULB 49ers out there they'd know him.

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User currently offlineVikkyvik 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:
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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.

~Vik



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User currently offlineAirxLiban 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.


PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Cool....sounds like the Pepperdine campus.

User currently offlineTexasaggie 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.

http://www.qf.edu.qa/


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 1):
Not me, but my brother is going to Jordan this coming fall for the year on a Fulbright scholarship.

One of my Professors was recently on a Fulbright in Jordan.

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 1):
He goes to Georgetown, and is doing a combined program with Law School and a masters in Arab Studies.

Georgetown has an excellent masters program in Arab Studies. The above-mentioned professor was from there.

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 2):
I didn't get a degree there but I did spend one summer at the American University of Beirut (AUB).

Supposed to be gorgeous...The US Ambassador to Iraq went there back in the good days. I heard him being interviewed the other day about what is going on now.


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

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....


User currently offlineDougloid 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.


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