Dougloid
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Universities In The Middle East-who Studies At Em?

Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:05 am

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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RE: Universities In The Middle East-who Studies At Em?

Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:28 am

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.

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RE: Universities In The Middle East-who Studies At Em?

Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:45 am

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.
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RE: Universities In The Middle East-who Studies At Em?

Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:47 am

Cool....sounds like the Pepperdine campus.
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RE: Universities In The Middle East-who Studies At Em?

Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:22 pm

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/
 
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RE: Universities In The Middle East-who Studies At Em?

Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:09 pm

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.
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RE: Universities In The Middle East-who Studies At Em?

Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:11 pm

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....
"Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon"
 
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RE: Universities In The Middle East-who Studies At Em?

Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:05 am

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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