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CISaustralia Oman Short-term Study Abroad
Muscat, Oman (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Arabic, English
Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
Short-term Type:
Coursework, Cultural Experiences, Intensive Language
Short-term Duration:
3-4 weeks
Program Description:

January in Oman Short-term Study Abroad
Center for International Learning (CIL)
CIS Australia

Location Muscat, Oman
Program description The January in Oman program is hosted by the Center for International Learning (CIL).
Whether you are a beginner or more advanced Arabic speaker, there is a level to suit you. The program focuses on key learning areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course is 100 hours in total, comprising a minimum of 25 contact hours per week. This is broken down into five hours per day, five days a week, over the four-week program. 

Learning about Omani and Arabic culture will be integrated with your study of the Arabic language. The class sizes are small, with typically 5-10 students per class, facilitating a more interactive learning environment and allowing greater participation. You will also have access to a library and / or language lab if you require a study space for additional independent learning outside of the classroom.
Relevant subject areas Arabic Studies
Program dates 2 January – 28 January 2017
Application deadline Monday, 24 October 2016
Places available CIS Australia programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.
Eligibility criteria When researching the CIS Australia programs, be sure to consider whether you meet the published pre-requisites. You should contact CIS Australia for course syllabi and consider whether the program meets your academic requirements by discussing it with your course coordinator at the University of Sydney.
Credit/Not-for-credit Please contact your faculty office with the below form to submit an application for credit. Participation in any CIS Australia program does not guarantee credit and will require faculty assessment of individual applications-for-credit.
Arts and Social Sciences 
Language Classes are instructed in both Arabic and English.
Fees and scholarships 2017 Total Program Fee: $5,399
  • Language tuition (minimum 100 classroom hours) at nine proficiency levels
  • Accommodation (shared room, in a shared apartment)
  • Cultural Immersion Series – 2 guest lectures per week
  • 3 - 4 planned excursions (one day each)
  • Airport transfers
  • Books and fees
  • CISaustralia support services before, during and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial advice
  • Assistance with travel arrangements (via CIS travel partner STA)
  • Pre-departure session and materials
  • Weekday transport – from accommodation to campus (return)
  • Transcript and grades on completion of program
Additional costs (not included in program fee):  Airfare, visa, travel insurance, personal expenses.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.
Location overview Muscat is the capital city of Oman, officially called the Sultanate of Oman. The highly developed nation is surrounded by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, with its coastline being formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. Omani people are ethnically diverse and are composed of Arabs, ethnic Balochi, Swahili, Lurs, Hindus and Mehri people. Oman is an absolute monarchy in which the Sultan of Oman exercises ultimate authority, but its parliament has some legislative and oversight powers. If you are looking to visit a diverse and interesting place, this program is perfect for you!
Contact for more information  CIS Australia