Studying Abroad in the Arabic-Speaking World on the Rise

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  08.12.10 | 1:56 PM ET

The numbers are still small-ish, but they’re growing fast. From the New York Times:

Between 2006 and 2007 the number of American students studying in Arab countries rose nearly 60 percent while China had only a 19 percent increase and England, 1.9 percent.

Many of the students are looking to gain a better understanding of the Arab world, and they’re also finding their experiences and Arabic-language skills are making them hot prospects for jobs.

Students in these programs are also writing some great travel stories.

2 Comments for Studying Abroad in the Arabic-Speaking World on the Rise

Tim Patterson 08.13.10 | 1:11 AM ET

I flew home from a visit to the inaugural Dragons study abroad program in Syria on Sunday, had a long layover in JFK, bought the Times and was happily surprised to read that article.  Here’s to more great travel stories from students studying abroad in the Middle East…

baghsarai 08.13.10 | 5:21 PM ET

i don’t think so, i was surprised by reading this article.

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