"ARANAS is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow academically and personally. The program is a great way to advance and improve Arabic skills as well as gain exposure to a new culture. Thanks to the professors who were very helpful both inside and outside class as are the Teacher Assistants and the Program Assistants. I enjoyed all the trips through which I met different people that brought me new experiences."

Chris Koch (ARANAS 2019) Cornell University, Ithaca, USA


"I was able to learn Arabic & a North African Studies topic from three of the most helpful yet entertaining professors I've ever had, all because of the ARANAS program. I visited some of the most amazing sites I've ever seen, ate some of the best food I've ever had, and most importantly - I met some of the most beautiful people, who I've become such good friends with in this short span of time. ARANAS is a great program - you won't regret it!! (and my Arabic has improved immensely!)"

Ahana Das, George Washington University


"The ARANAS program was a fantastic experience. I learned so much more than I would have ever imagined. I think about it every day, and I am looking for ways to come back as soon as possible!"

Caroline Harman, University of Virginia


"My experience in Morocco as part of the ARANAS program can be summarized in one word: unexpected. I did not expect to meet such interesting, magnetic, and kind people on the program, nor did I expect to learn so much in such a short time. I would recommend and have been recommending the program to anyone interested in studying abroad, and to go in not expecting anything specific to be as surprised and open as I was in my experience."

Joe Perillo, College of Staten Island