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In Brief: Texas State joins Center for Arabic Study Abroad Consortium

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
June 6, 2014

The Texas State University has joined the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Consortium.

The CASA Consortium offers programs providing intensive language, culture and specialized area studies training, with 9-20 hours of classroom instruction per week plus homework. Established in 1967 to offer language training at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, this is the most prestigious program of its kind. Since its inception, CASA has trained more than 1,387 upper level undergraduates, graduates, and professors specializing in various areas of Middle Eastern Studies.

For the past seven years, the Arabic language program at Texas State has offered first- and second-year courses in preparation for the CASA exam.

The CASA Consortium is currently comprised of 34 universities and colleges. Representatives from consortium member schools convene annually in conjunction with the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) meeting.

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