About the Center
MEI’s Education Center 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.
Explore Our Educational Programs
Learn a Language
MEI offers private and group courses in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew and other regional languages at a variety of proficiency levels, all classes are taught by professionally-trained, native speakers.
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.
Through our Regional Studies seminar, build your understanding of the region’s most challenging contemporary issues through courses taught by MEI's renowned experts.
Read The Middle East Journal
The Middle East Journal is the oldest peer-reviewed publication dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East.
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.
The MEI Experience
MEI’s inclusive and supportive atmosphere fosters understanding and learning, open to everyone regardless of background or prior knowledge. In this short video, current and former students explain why MEI's approach to language learning worked for them.
The Education Center Blog