AMIDEAST: Tunis - Learn & Serve, Summer

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  • Location(s): Tunis, Tunisia
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Volunteer

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AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in Tunisia are currently suspended. Please check back for updates on the program or contact EdAbroad@amideast.org with any questions. Learn & Serve in Tunisia is a unique opportunity for students to study ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
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I gained a lot of new friends and new knowledge. I made friends from 3 other US states, Tunisia, and the UK. These are people I will stay in touch with, too. I learned a lot of Arabic, and through talking to people, broke out of my comfort zone and became a more confident person in general. - Ohio State University - Columbus View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile! I have a lot of friends from the trip--my American colleagues, British students, and Tunisian students. - Seattle Pacific University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AMIDEAST: Tunis - Learn & Serve, Summer
I gained a wonderful insight on life in Tunisia in addition to experiencing interactions with local Tunisian college students. I enjoyed my time with them so much that it for them, I would return! - Ohio State University - Columbus View Entire Review
it was so worth my time becuase i grew more personally - CUNY - Medger Evers College View Entire Review

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AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in Tunisia are currently suspended. Please check back for updates on the program or contact EdAbroad@amideast.org with any questions.

Learn & Serve in Tunisia is a unique opportunity for students to study in the Middle East/North Africa region and engage in an intense service learning experience with Tunisian university students. During the first two weeks of the program and during the fourth week of the program, students will live with a Tunisian host family, partnered with one other AMIDEAST student. Host families will provide students with three meals per day. Throughout the program, students enrolled in Learn & Serve take two 3-credit academic courses - Tunisian Society and Culture: Locating Tunisia and either Colloquial Tunisian Arabic I, II or III. During the service portion of the program, students will spend time in both Tunis and Rimell (near Bizerte, northwest of Tunis). Students will then travel to the Rimmel/Bizerte area on two separate occasions: once to volunteer at a day-camp for disabled students and again to volunteer at an overnight camp with Acess students. The disabled students will come together at the Centre de Jeunesse in Rimmel from a variety of special schools around Tunisia. Additionally, AMIDEAST students visit major points of interest in day trips Tunis. These include the site of ancient Carthage; the village of Sidi Bou Said overlooking the Gulf of Tunis; the old city of Tunis, known simply as the Medina; the Bardo Museum, famous for its Punic objects and Roman mosaics; and the American World War II War Cemetery. Evenings are mostly free and students can spend time on their own exploring downtown Tunis, the medina, and the seaside suburbs.

Reviews prior to the summer of 2013 discuss AMIDEAST/Tunisia's previous partner, the Language Village - Nabeul.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
2007
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AMIDEAST Scholarships

AMIDEAST Education Abroad Need-Based Scholarships are awarded in the form of a program fee reduction and range between $250 and $750 for short term programs, $500 and $1500 for summer programs, and between $500 and $3000 for semester programs. In exceptional circumstances, awards of up to $2000 may be made for summer programs, and up to $5000 for semester and programs.

$500 - $3,000

Deadlines:
Summer Programs - March 15 Short Term Summer Programs - April 15 Fall Semester or Academic Year Programs - April 15 Short Term Winter Programs - October 15 Spring Semester Programs - October 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
Completed all required items on the AMIDEAST Student Portal by the term deadline.

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