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.
We are pleased to announce that the Education Center has earned its accreditation through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) on April 23, 2020. The Center is nationally recognized as an institution that is educationally sound and represents an organization's commitment to the quality of language training.
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.
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