The Center for International Learning provides a safe and welcoming environment for adult students of all ages and nations to learn Arabic. Our programs have been lauded for their quality by universities, foreign ministries and the U.S. State Department. CIL's Arabic language students come from North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia amongst other regions, in addition to scores of institutions.  

We have been the host site for a number of prestigious global institutions and programs including the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Republic of Singapore), and the British Embassy in Muscat. Furthermore, we have hosted students from such prestigious global scholarship programs as the Fulbright Scholarship, Boren Fellowship and the DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service).  We regularly host students, professionals, scholars and faculty from around the world and institutions like Harvard University (U.S.), University of Oxford (U.K.), University of Cambridge (U.K.), Edinburgh University (U.K.), University of California (U.S.), Ohio State University (U.S.), the College of William and Mary (U.S.), Leiden University (Netherlands), Northeastern University (U.S.), Virginia Tech (U.S.), among many others.  

Click any peg above to see a some of the other institutions our students come from.

CIL’s Academic Dean assists students by working closely with sending university officials to award appropriate credit for courses taken at CIL. For more information about credit transfer, click here.


An immersive environment

We pride ourselves on providing students with an atmosphere where they can truly immerse themselves in Omani culture through cultural excursions, peer discussion sessions and local events.

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