Middlebury Opens Two New Schools in Middle East
This week, the Middlebury Communications Office announced the opening of two new Study Abroad programs in the Middle East.
Starting in the 2011-2012 academic year, Middlebury will accept students into its new C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in Amman, Jordan. The Amman program, affiliated with The University of Jordan, the country’s oldest four-year university.
The Amman program will be Middlebury’s second C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in the Middle East. Middlebury’s first school in the region opened in 2007 in Alexandria, Egypt. Due to the region’s recent unrest, the Alexandria program has been suspended for the spring 2011 semester. The Study Abroad office, however, stated that Alexandria program is expected to be “fully operational in fall 2011.” A decision to extend the suspension into next year wil be made in July, at which time students admitted into the Egypt program for next year will be invited to enroll in the new program in Jordan.
Middlebury also announced the spring 2012 opening of a Study Abroad school in Beer Sheva, Israel, affiliated with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and jointly operated with Brandeis University. Middlebury’s unique Language Pledge will make the Beer Sheva program “the only study abroad program in Israel designed from beginning to end to be experienced exclusively in Hebrew.”
Middlebury now hosts study abroad programs in 36 cities in 15 countries around the world.