The Center for International Learning is the foremost institution of its kind in Muscat, offering flexible opportunities for rigorous study in a welcoming and inclusive environment.
The Center for International Learning is a premier institute for studying Arabic and the wider Middle East. Through intentionally designed programs, we welcome students from over 41 countries to our two signature programs: Intensive Arabic Program (IAP) and the Middle East Studies Program (MESP). The IAP is taught year-round, while our MESP is taught during the full semesters of Fall and Spring, in addition to the summer.
We are the oldest Center for the teaching of Arabic language in Oman and have designed a curriculum that is most closely aligned with the outcomes of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). With our all-Omani teachers, campus, accommodations in Muscat and regular excursions worked into the curriculum, CIL is the ideal place to experience the best of the Arabian Peninsula.
One of the biggest advantages that we have is our location. First, Muscat is the most cosmopolitan city in the Sultanate of Oman and is the seat of government and international diplomatic representation. You have access to all the amenities of a small, modern city (including internet, clean food and water, modern road system, ample transportation facilities, and a modern and inexpensive health care system). Furthermore, Oman's location on the southeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula gives you access to countries in the region (including the UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco), as well as non-Arab countries that are equally rich and interesting (e.g. Turkey, Tanzania, Kenya, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka). Our students have taken advantage of our location to hop on a plane and explore the richness of both the Arab world as well as the Indian Ocean. We invite you to do the same!
THE CIL DIFFERENCE
Convenient student accommodation and transportation arranged by CIL
Cultural excursions across Oman integrated into the curriculum
Rigorous and comprehensive course of study that complies with ACTFL standards