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General Information

The African and Middle Eastern (AME) program is part of the Stanford Language Center and is affiliated with The Center for African Studies, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, and the program in Jewish Studies. Requests for the following academic year should be submitted by Spring Quarter of the current academic year. In addition to the current language offerings, students can request a language by sending an email to the AME coordinator Khalil Barhoum or languagecenter@stanford.edu.

For specific information on the Arabic program, contact the ARABLANG coordinator Khalid Obeid.

Languages Offered for Academic Year 2021-2022:

  • Amharic
  • Hebrew
  • Igbo
  • Persian
  • Swahili
  • Tigrinya
  • Turkish
  • Twi
  • Yiddish
  • Yoruba

Middle Eastern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Minor

The undergraduate minor in Middle Eastern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (MELLAC) has been designed to give students majoring in other departments an opportunity to gain a substantial introduction to Middle Eastern and African languages, and to the cultures and civilizations of the Middle East and Africa. For further details, see the information on the MELLAC minor in the Stanford Bulletin.