Why PAS?

Few international study programs offer the combined experience of language and culture as PAS does. International students have the opportunity to combine their study of the Arabic language with social science classes taught by knowledgeable, experienced and passionate teachers.

International students don’t just learn Arabic, they live it!

Unlike other study abroad programs, the PAS Program integrates the Palestinian culture into the scholastic experience, thus making each semester a true practical study in both language and its application.  

Here at PAS, we believe that education is culture in motion. Beyond the classroom, students participate in numerous field trips around Palestine, as well as special lectures and cultural workshops. Students may also choose to volunteer in the community or participate in university clubs, allowing them to integrate further into Palestinian culture.  

Students also enjoy all the surrounding area has to offer. The city of Ramallah is vibrant and exciting, providing students with the best an international city can offer. From cafes and restaurants, to performing arts, museums and extensive shopping opportunities, students will experience the daily life of the Palestinian people, as well as learn about the components that make living here beautiful.

Ahlan wa Sahlan

You are most welcome here, not only at the university but within the community of Birzeit, the city of Ramallah and all of Palestine. Students will quickly find themselves sharing coffee with members of our Palestinian student body, as well as people from communities throughout Palestine. The hospitality that the Palestinian people are renowned for will guarantee students authentic cultural experiences and provide them with more than just academic credits and souvenirs to take back with them to their home countries. 

Take Your Credits With You

The PAS program at Birzeit University is fully accredited and recognized world-wide.  Compare the cost of attendance to your home university and see that this program is more than just a bargain, it’s an opportunity to immerse fully within a vibrant and passionate society from which you can transfer all credits towards your degree.