for Interactive Communication (AFIC)
Information for 2003-04
The AFIC Project
is a new initiative in the field of Arabic study, funded by the National
The purpose of the
AFIC Project is to promote new methods and approaches to the study of
Opportunities for Students
In order to further its goals, in 2003-04 the AFIC project has directly sponsored four (4) full- year fellowships to the CASA program. In addition, it has worked closely with the Flagship Fellowship Program at the Academy for Educational Development (www.aed.org), in partnership with the National Security Education Program, to make four (4) additional fellowships to CASA available to interested and qualified students.
All these fellowships
were awarded expressly
For the 2004-05 academic year, AFIC will continue sponsoring four (4) Fellowships to the American University in Cairo, through the Academy for Educational Development. In addition, there will be four (4) other Fellowships available to study at the Arabic Language Center at the University of Damascus.
Students must submit three sets of applications to apply for these Fellowships: 1) to the Academy for Educational Development , 2) to the Center For Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA), in order to register for the CASA exam, which all prospective AFIC fellows must take, and 3) to the AFIC Program Office at the University of Washington.
Subject to the availability
of funding, AFIC may offer fellowships to the ALC at the University
of Damascus for the 2004-05 academic year. If you are interested in applying
for one of these fellowships, click here.
Description of Fellowships
The AFIC Fellows,
during their tenure in Cairo, will be working closely with the AFIC Project
Director, the Academic Director of CASA, and the Executive Director of
CASA in Egypt to
AFIC is committed
in 2003-04 to expanding, first and foremost, opportunities for Arabic study
abroad at the advanced level. To this end, we plan on continuing and enhancing
our connection with the CASA and the American University in Cairo. We have
also begun a separate effort to work with the new Arabic Language Center
at the University of Damascus. In the future, we hope to expand opportunities
at equally qualified institutions in other areas of the Arabic-speaking
world. More information will be available on this website as these projects
If you would like to know more about AFIC and its ongoing intiatives, please feel free to:
|Contact the AFIC Project Coordinator (Roxanne Brame) at: firstname.lastname@example.org|