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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

  • UA Graduate Heads to Beirut to Further Her Education   Two Foreign Language Area Studies fellowships helped linguistics major Catherine Witt master Arabic, which she will use as she continues her studies in Lebanon. Her goal is to work with refugees. Read more here! https://uanews.arizona.... read more
  • Congratulations to Jibreel Delgado for being selected as a Russle J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellow for 2018-2019 from among a list of distinguished graduate stduents!

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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