Middle Eastern & North African Studies Program

Take a thorough and historical survey of the cultures, politics, and religions of the Middle East and North Africa.

Cornell Distinguished Faculty Award

The director of the Middle Eastern and North African Studies program, Dr. Eren Tatari, receives the Cornell Distinguished Faculty Award.

Read a little about it below.

Rollins360 Interview

Explore the MENA Minor

Two core courses—Middle East Culture and Middle East Politics—plus four electives. Electives can include an internship, independent study, or a field study. Up to three cross-listed MENA courses can be double counted towards your major!

Morocco Field Study

Rollins students experiencing Morocco with Dr. Rachel Newcomb.

Study Abroad Programs

Arabic Classes

Arabic Instructor Arig Wageeh Elhamouly and students in the Arabic 101 class teach kids at Rollins College's Child Development Center the Arabic alphabet.

About the Middle Eastern & North African Studies Program

Nationwide, there has been an increased interest in the Middle East and North Africa, a region not well understood by most Americans. The minor in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) Studies offers a thorough survey of the cultures, politics, and religions of the region throughout history, with a strong focus on the contemporary period. Short-term or semester-long field studies are also encouraged, with students in recent years electing to spend time studying in Morocco, Jordan, and Israel.

MENA Courses & Requirements
MENA Minor Map

Middle Eastern & North African Studies Program
Rollins College
Eren Tatari, Program Director
Cornell Hall — Room 120
T. 407.646.2183
etatari@rollins.edu