Middle East

Middle East

Academic Departments and Programs

Academic departments offering specific courses featuring study of this region include Art History, African American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, English, History, Jewish Studies, Politics, Religion, and Sociology. In addition, students interested in Comparative American Studies, International Studies and Third World Studies may find curricular offerings dealing with this area of the world. Hebrew language study is offered through the Jewish Studies department and Arabic language study is offered through the French and Italian department.  Search the Oberlin Course Catalog for specific courses.

Approved Study Away Programs in the Middle East

For complete information and details about Oberlin's approved study away programs, please see the Study Away website and the list of Oberlin's Consortial Programs or Affiliated Programs.

Ben Gurion University of the Negev
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Rothberg International School
Tel Aviv University– School for Overseas Students
University of Haifa – International School

Winter -Term Projects

Group winter-term projects in this region have recently included several programs in Israel sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Department of Environmental Studies.

International Students

Internatlonal students come to both the arts and sciences and the conservatory from more than 40 countries.  This map shows the home countries of our current international student population. The Office of International Students is dedicated to serving the needs of international students by offering a full range of services and advice.

Other Resources

Students studying this area of the world will also find an important resource through the Paul and Edith Copper International Learning Center.

Students Organizations

Review our list of  student organizations, including the International Student Organization, Oberlin Zionists, Students for a Free Palestine, Hillel, Jewish Student Union, Middle East Students Association (MESA), and the Muslim Students Association (MSA).