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About MENAS

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) is a multi-disciplinary department focusing on the region known as the Near or Middle East, which includes the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, providing a full range of language courses in Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hebrew (through Judaic Studies).

MENAS News

  • The Turkish program here at the University of Arizona has been growing, even as numbers in the rest of the United States drops drastically. Congratulations to our fantastic faculty and staff in charge of making this come to pass! Read the Newsletter sent to Turkish teachers here! - Includes numbers
  • Mahmoud Azaz has been awarded a 2016-2017 Confluencenter Faculty Collaboration for a project titled "Arabic Language Planning in Egypt: An Interdisciplinary Approach" More information can be found in this UA Lo Que Pasa article! Congratulations Dr. Azaz!

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School of Middle Eastern
& North African Studies
Marshall Bldg. 440
845 N. Park Ave.
PO Box 210158B
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
Tel: (520) 621-8013
Fax: (520) 621-2333
sbs-menas@email.arizona.edu

Our Director

Benjamin C. Fortna
Marshall Bldg. 444
845 N. Park Ave.
PO Box 210158B
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
Tel: (520) 621-1732
bcfortna@email.arizona.edu

Support MENAS

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies gives various opportunities for students to study internationally, and excel in their language proficiencies. With endowments like the Michael E. Bonine Memorial Travel and Research Award and the Dr. Adel Sulaiman Gamal Endowment for Advanced Arabic. Help support MENAS and read more about all awards and opportunities for students at http://menas.arizona.edu/support-menas