Exploring the historical and cultural richness of the Middle East

Are you interested in the history, languages, and cultures of the Middle East? Stretching from Libya to Turkey and southward down the Arabian Peninsula, the Middle East comprises Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestine (including West Bank and Gaza Strip), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

The Hamilton Lugar School's Department of Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures offers a major in the discipline, which includes the study of languages such as Arabic, Egyptian, Hebrew, or Persian, as well as minors in Arabic, Persian, and Islamic Studies. We also offer MA and PhD degrees in Arabic and and support additional languages such as Hebrew, Turkish, Persian, Kurdish, and Ancient (Hieroglyphic) Egyptian.