Summer in Syria
In the Summer of 1997, the National
Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and the University of Aleppo will sponsor
the 6th Annual Summer in Syria Program, a six-week study visit beginning
in June. The program consists of
The interdisciplinary coursework will also include study of the history, culture, and anthropology of Syria and the Arab world. An American scholar-escort will accompany students and provide additional context to the study visit. Students can receive up to seven hours of credit from the University of Aleppo upon successful completion of the courses.
Founded in 1958, the University of Aleppo is the
second oldest university in Syria. Its major fields of study are
the sciences and engineering; several faculty members focus on agriculture,
as the area around Aleppo is mosdy farmland. The University has a ftill
medical program, complete with a teaching hospital. Degrees can also be
earned in Arabic, French, and English, with plans to add Russian and German.
The University's Institute for the History of Arabic Science researches
and documents the Arab role in the development and implementation of scientific
and technical advancements through the centuries.
Aleppo, situated in Syria's northern plains is
the country's second-largest city. Founded in the eighth century BC, Aleppo
flourished as a trade center, especially after the Nabataean cities further
south fell to Rome in the second century AD. In the Middle Ages, Aleppo
grew wealthy again as a city on both the Mediterranean-Gulf and the Silk
Program Eligibilfty Requirements
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The National Council on US.-Arab Relations is an American nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational organization that conducts a variety of programs and activities designed to broaden American understanding of the US.-Arab relationship. The Council is based in Washington, DC and has affiliates in numerous states.