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The mission of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies is to advance a sound and nuanced understanding of Muslim societies and the Islamic faith, its role in world history, and its current patterns of globalization.

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Celebrating and Learning About Arabic Language and Culture

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, the global affairs program, and the Middle East and Islamic studies program worked together to host the university's first Arab Culture Day on October 30, bringing the sounds and color of Arab nations to the North Plaza of the Fairfax Campus.

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Application deadline extended for winter Arabic program in Jordan

Students who wish to learn Arabic by immersing themselves in the Middle East can still take advantage of the Winter Break Study Abroad program at the University of Jordan in Amman offered by Mason's Center for Global Education. The program runs from January 3-18, 2015, and will teach students both foundational classical Arabic and local Jordanian dialect.

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