The Arab American University Summer School Program

The Arab American University – AAUP (previous abbreviation AAUJ) is the first private Palestinian university, founded in year 2000, in collaboration with California State University (CSU) in Stanislaus and Utah State University (USU) in Logan. The original campus is located in Jenin governorate.

In 2015 AAUP opened a graduate campus in Ramallah. The International Graduate Summer School will take place in Ramallah

The Arab American University’s Graduate Summer School brings together scholars as well as graduate students from all over the world to think, study and contextualize about current and pressing issues in the field of the Social Sciences and the Humanities.

Building on the university’s tradition, the AAUP Summer School adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the legal, political, social and cultural issues facing our world today.

The school’s location in Ramallah in the heart of the Palestinian Israeli conflict allows students to engage with some of the most challenging and contentious issues in conflict, international relations and peace studies. 

The AAUP’s Summer School is a Graduate level summer program offering students the opportunity to study in Palestine and earn 3,6, and/or 9 credits towards their degree. AAUP Graduate courses are 3 credit hours each (total of 36 hours per course, lectures spread across 2 weeks).