Credits for Cornell Undergraduates:
The fall and spring semesters will each be the equivalent of 16 credits for Cornell undergraduates. Ideally, students would enroll in the yearlong program during their junior year, but the other years are also a possibility. The program will enable students to fulfill their language requirement and, depending on their major, they would have the option of applying the other courses toward their major. For Near Eastern Studies majors, all the courses would go toward the major (beyond the NES 1103 language course). Nonmajors will be able to count the spring courses toward the geographic breadth requirements. Upon their return, students would have the option of continuing their study of Arabic by enrolling in 4000-level Arabic courses in NES.
Cornell undergraduates seeking degrees in colleges other than Arts and Sciences, please note that you will be transferred to the College of Arts and Sciences during IAP. This means that all costs will be assessed according to Arts and Sciences rates, not those of your “home” college.
For further information, contact the Department of Near Eastern Studies, 409 White Hall, (607) 255-6275 or visit our website, www.arts.cornell.edu/nes.