About the Center


MEI’s Center for Education offers a variety of educational opportunities, including in-person and online language courses, regional studies seminars, a youth professional development internship program, a respected peer-reviewed academic journal, and a library featuring rare materials and online resources focused on the Middle East.

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Learn a Language

MEI offers courses in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and other regional languages at a variety of proficiency levels, all classes are taught by professionally-trained, native speakers.

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Intern at MEI

Gain real experience while learning the ropes of working within a fast-paced D.C. think tank through MEI’s youth professional development program.

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Regional Studies

Through our Regional Studies program, build your understanding of the region’s most challenging contemporary issues through courses taught by MEI's renowned experts.

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Read The Middle East Journal

The Middle East Journal is the oldest peer-reviewed publication dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East.

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Access Library Resources

The Oman Library at the Middle East Institute is the largest English language collection of literature on the Middle East in Washington, D.C., outside of the Library of Congress.

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