The Middle East Studies Center is committed to supporting Portland State students who are interested in studying abroad in the Middle East. The Center can provide information, guidance, and assistance with the often-challenging process of selecting and applying to study abroad programs. The Middle East Studies Center presents the resources and first-hand experience offered by the entire Portland State Middle Eastern studies community to answer questions about student, academic, and daily life for foreign students in the Middle East.
Students are encouraged to contact the Portland State University Education Abroad Office about opportunities for study abroad. The Middle East Studies Center administers several scholarships for Portland State students wishing to study abroad in the Middle East, including Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for summer intensive language study. The Center also maintains a list of other scholarship opportunities.
The Middle East Studies Center hosts Notes from Abroad, a student blog featuring reflections on travel and study abroad in the Middle East.