Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
City: Nazareth, Israel
When Offered: May 22-June 12, 2016

Faculty Leader: Zahi Khamis

Students will be introduced to and analyze films and film movements from all regions of the Arab world, as well as discuss filmic representations of Arab identities in the context of Nazareth and the Middle East. The course includes workshops and master classes by Arab directors, actors and artists, and excursions to historical and film sites. Students will also master rudiments of oral Levantine Arabic, in order to communicate with people around them. Students will then collaborate on short documentaries relating their experiences in Nazareth.

Eligibility, Prerequisites, and Academic Credit:

Applicants should have sophomore standing and are encouraged to speak with Professor Zahi Khamis before submitting an application. Student are required to take part in a 2-credit preparatory course (ARB 272Y/COM 272Y) for the Spring 2016 semester. On-site courses will be 4 credits, for a total of 6 credits.

Program Costs

The tentative cost of the program is $4500. This fee includes: airfare, lodging, some group meals, excursions to Akko, Galilee, Haifa, Jerusalem, Tiberias and other areas around Nazareth, transportation within the host country, master classes by world famous film makers and actors, entrance fees, and insurance.

Note: Information is accurate at the time of publication, but is based on conditions over which Goucher has no control, including rates of exchange, airline fares, student enrollment, and the availability of facilities. Therefore, this information is subject to change without notice.

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines

November 18, 2015: Application Deadline

December 11, 2015: $500 non-refundable deposit due

February 26, 2016: Final Payment due

Financial Aid

All students may apply for OIS scholarships. There is a scholarship section on the main application form in each program application packet.  Students who qualify for the $1,200 study abroad voucher are able to apply the voucher to the cost of this program. Students entering Goucher beginning in Fall 2014 may apply for a Goucher Global Grant in lieu of the study abroad voucher.

Passport and Visa Information

Students are required to have passports for all Goucher programs. Failure to have a passport will prohibit participation in the program. Please apply for a passport as soon as possible via http://travel.state.gov/