Middle East Studies at Northeastern is an interdisciplinary program, drawing on courses in international affairs; political science; history; philosophy; religion; anthropology; and languages, literatures and cultures. The program provides an overview of political economy, social structures, and gender dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa (Arab world, Israel, Iran and Turkey) and aims to enhance students’ understanding of European and American interactions with this culturally diverse and politically important world region.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the University’s study-abroad programs and the Dialogue of Civilizations programs (faculty-led summer programs) in Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Armenia, Israel, Jordan, and Palestine.