Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Winter Excursion to Tunisia: Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, November 17, 2023

November 17, 2023

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies offers a study excursion to Tunisia in January 2024. This year’s expected dates are January 2 – 19. A predeparture meeting for accepted students will be held during reading week.

This three-week itinerary, based in the city of Tunis, focuses on thehistory and culture of Tunisiaand how they intersect with landscape and urbanism. The field-based programis intended for students whose primary focus is on North African and Middle Eastern Studies. The program is open to graduate students across Harvard’s schools. Undergraduates who are concentrating on fields relatedto North Africa and the Middle East are also eligible to apply, with priority given to students in their junior or senior year. Participants must be enrolled as students at the time the program takes place.

One letter of reference, a transcript/grade report, and a one-page statement of purpose are required. The reference letter should come from a Harvard faculty member, ideally one whose work relates to the MENA region.

Lodging, food, airfare, and meals will be covered by CMES.

In order to comply with Tunisian regulations, all students must be fully vaccinated. Non-US citizens are responsible for arranging any needed visas.

This winter excursion to Tunisia is available to full-time, registered Harvard graduate students and upperclassmen. Preference is given to graduate students with MENA interests.

One letter of recommendation, transcript (unofficial accepted), and personal statement required.

The deadline for applications is November 17, 2023.

For more information, visit here.