The PAS program invites international students and scholars interested in acquiring language skills and knowledge that would enable them both to gain an understanding and appreciation of the indigenous Palestinian culture, and to interact with Palestinian students attending Birzeit University. In turn, Palestinian students are exposed to new cultures by the international students participating in PAS. It is our hope that this program will play a modest but significant role in the development of international understanding and peace.

The PAS program is a comprehensive and accredited international study program that includes courses of high academic quality combined with a series of extracurricular lectures and field trips. This year-round program consists of three semesters: two regular semesters and one intensive summer semester. Students may enroll at the beginning of any semester. The PAS program is open to university students and graduates from around the world, those working in fields related to the Middle East, and those who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of the region, its language and its culture.