Dates: December 2018 - February 2019 (exact dates TBC)
Applications open NOW!
The Arabic In-Country Program is conducted under the auspices of an agreement between the University of Nizwa in Nizwa, Oman, and the Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University.
Deakin University offers an eight-week intensive Arabic in-country language and culture program, which is hosted by the Dhad Institute at Nizwa University. The in-country program is offered at third year level. Students who have completed AIB252 Arabic 2B or equivalent are eligible to apply. Deakin students are eligible to receive two credit points upon the successful completion of the program.
Students from other universities should discuss the issue of accreditation with their respective home institutions.
Oman, officially called the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab state located in the south-eastern quarter of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the Sea of Oman and the Arabian Sea. Its land borders are with the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
Oman controls a small area on the Musandam Peninsula which extends into the strategically important Strait of Hormuz. Oman's coastline is more than 3000km long with a coastal plain up to 19km wide. The extreme south-western Governorate, Dhofar, is fertile with a rainy season.
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said has ruled Oman since 1970. His extensive modernization program has opened the country to the outside world and embarked on economic reforms and boosted spending on health, education and welfare.
University of Nizwa
The University of Nizwa (UoN) was established in the Sultanate of Oman in 2004 as a faculty governed not-for-profit private university. It is located 140 km from the national capital of Muscat in the interior region of Al-Dakhiliya near the historic former capital of Nizwa. The University seeks to provide a progressive and safe learning environment that is respectful of the traditions and values of the Sultanate. The University has expanded tremendously since the inception in 2004, both in physical size and in the number and diversity of programs offered to students. At this time the University offers over 30 undergraduate majors and 6 masters programs to a student body of nearly 6500.
In-country Program Dates
The Arabic In-Country Program is expected to commence in early December 2018, and conclude in early February 2019 (exact dates TBC).
The teaching program will be eight weeks in duration, and classes will meet five days a week; Sunday to Thursday. Friday and Saturday are the weekend in Oman. The academic program, which includes 120 hours of language instruction in modern standard Arabic, as well as 40 hours of language partner program, is structured over an average of four contact hours per day. The program is designed to further develop students’ conversational skills, as well as their written, reading and comprehension skills.
Complimentary and Cultural Programs
A cultural program designed to complement the academic program and enrich the overall educational experience will also be offered.
Female students will be accommodate in the University Housing, which is on campus in twin or triple sharing rooms. Male students will be accommodated in the University Housing complex outside the campus.
Faculty-led study programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.
To be eligible to apply for the Arabic In-Country Language Program:
Students must be studying an Arabic major, minor, or Diploma and have successfully completed level two Arabic (AIB252 or equivalent).
Students should seek course advice prior to applying for this in country language program, to ensure they have space for the program in their course. Contact a Student Adviser here, or speak to the ArtsEd WIL team.
Please note that the final cost of the program fee is determined by the exchange rate, therefore you need to be aware that if the exchange rate goes up/down, you will be either asked to make an additional payment, or alternatively receive a refund at the time of making the final payment to our host institution in Oman.
Tuition Fees: 388.5RO
Visa Fees 40RO
Housing and meals:
Option 1: 507RO (shared room with up to 3 beds for 60 days)
Option 2: 627RO (twin-share room for 60 days)
Meals: 42 days, including breakfast and lunch. Weekends are not included.
Airport transfer (pick up and drop off): 40RO
Total Course Cost:
Option 1: 975.5RO
Option 2: 1095.5RO
Studying overseas doesn't need to break the bank. You could be eligible for financial assistance to help with the cost of travel, accommodation and program costs.
|What is included in the program price:
||Items not included that the students should budget for:
|• Accommodation at Nizwa University
• Tuition fee and instruction at PUCP campus
• Some meals
• Travel insurance for length of the program
• Visa fees
| • Return flights to and from Oman.
• Spending money
Available only for students on a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). The maximum loan a student can borrow for this study tour in 2018 is $6,665.
To access the OS-HELP Loan students must be able to demonstrate at minimum one (1) Deakin credit point would be completed in a trimester after the study tour.
We recommend students apply for their OS-HELP Loan as soon as they are accepted and enrol into the In-Country Language unit. Please note that the OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process and payment deadlines are mandatory, regardless of the status of an OS-HELP Loan application. Further eligibility criteria applies. See link below.
Students are responsible for ensuring they review all OS-HELP Loan eligibility criteria.
Find out more about the OS-HELP Loan here.
Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas as long you have a full time study load for the year. The following link will provide more information on the Youth Allowance
As a Deakin student travelling on a Deakin program, your travel insurance is free of charge for the duration of your Deakin overseas program. The insurance provided will even cover you for up to 10 days of leisure travel absolutely free!
Registration is not automatic you will need to register for your travel insurance. You will find a link to the registration form the in the Deakin Abroad Portal, once you are made an offer into an overseas program.
Important to note:
• Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, students traveling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
• The OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process so payments deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.
Find out more information about Deakin International Travel Insurance here
How to apply for the Arabic In Country Language Program:
Apply via the 'Apply Now' link on this page and follow the prompts to apply.
Applications will be assessed and shortlisted with the academic program coordinator. All correspondence will be sent to your Deakin email and/or mobile number listed in your StudentConnect.
3. RECEIVE YOUR OFFER
You will be contacted via Deakin email with your application outcome after the interview.
If you are accepted onto the program you will be asked to confirm your offer and register on the Deakin Abroad Portal. This is a mandatory part of studying overseas with Deakin.
If you intending to apply for an OS-HELP Loan, you should submit your OS-HELP application as soon as you receive your offer and have accepted your place.
'The teaching program was excellent, which made for a fulfilling study experience. The teacher was very open to feedback and adapted my learning program to better suit my needs as a student rather than applying a generic teaching plan. The program focused on a variety of subjects which extended my vocabulary while revising previously taught material.'
- 2017 program participant
Questions about applying, financial assistance, course planning for overseas experiences:
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Arabic In Country Language Program academic coordinator:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 03 9246 8759
- Burwood office: N1.013/N1.015
- Waurn Ponds office: ic2.107
A/Prof Hakeem Kasem: email@example.com