Our class from Villanova University went to Tunisa for a week in March, 2012 to study the political changes in that country over the past few years and its recent revolution.
Center for Arab & Islamic Studies
800 Lancaster Avenue, SAC 277
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4640
Fax: (610) 519-6133
Hibba Abugideiri, Ph. D.
Office: SAC 430
Catherine Warrick, Ph. D.
Office: SAC 257
Office: SAC 277
Students are encouraged to enter the program no later than the first semester of their junior year in order to complete the requirements. A semester studying in an Arabic speaking country is strongly encouraged for all AIS students. Apply for the major in SAC 277.
Villanova University from Villanova, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia) is currently in Tunisia as part of a program through their Center for Arab and Islamic Studies. The program was designed and coordinated by Villanova Professor Marwan Kreidie and Lowell Gustafson, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences in conjunction with TunisUSA's academic programming specialist. As part of this 3 credit course, students are meeting with people who have been involved with Tunisia's Revolution and the democratization process taking place. Leading the program is Hatem Bourial, one of Tunisia's noted writers and a specialist in culture, history, and the political scene
Brian Katulis, Villainova Alumni graduated in '94 majoring in History with a concentration in Arab and Islamic Studies
David Nasser, Villanova Alumni graduated in'91 majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Arab and Islamic Studies