Partners & Customers

Show, don’t tell, is a rule-of-thumb for an educational institute attempting to communicate something about the quality of its program. At Qasid, we believe that the best way to do this is by sharing some data about students and organizations who have benefited from the Qasid experience in past terms.

Universities represented (most have funded or awarded course credit to their students):

  • Harvard (Undergraduate & Graduate Schools)
  • Georgetown
  • Yale
  • Princeton
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • UC Berkeley
  • University of Chicago
  • Duke
  • UCLA
  • Cambridge
  • London School of Economics
  • SOAS
  • Wharton School of Business
  • Qasid’s Summer Intensive Program has a higher percentage of Ivy League students vis a vis the rest of its student body than any other private Arabic language institute in the Middle East.

Employers of past students include:

  • United Nations
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • United States State Department
  • Baker & McKenzie (Law firm)
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Skadden, Arps
  • United States Marine Corps.
  • Islamica Magazine
  • Morgan Stanley (Investment Banking)
  • American University of Cairo

Students have been referred to Qasid for Arabic language instruction by numerous professors, organization heads, and other individuals of distinction:

  • Susan Moinfar-Yazdi (Princeton University, Professor of Persian)
  • Alain McNamara (Executive Director, Fulbright Program in Amman, Jordan; Qasid hosts 10-15 Fulbright students annually, and is the only private Arabic language institute in Jordan approved for full-time enrollment by JACEE)
  • Diane Abughedia (UCLA, Student Affairs Officer)
  • Carl-Sharif El-Tobgui (Harvard University, Lecturer of Arabic)
  • Joseph Lombard (Brandeis University, Professor; formerly served as Special Advisor to King Abdullah of Jordan—while studying at Qasid)
  • Lara Bancroft (Australian Embassy, Jordan)
  • David Green (US Embassy officer [Jordan] and current student)
  • Rosalind Gwynne (University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Associate Professor)
  • Jamal Ali (University of Pennsylvania, Lecturer)
  • Chris Joseph (United States State Department, Jordan)
  • David DeBartolo (Director, POMED)
  • Shadi Hamid (Marshall Scholar, Oxford)
  • Ingrid Mattson (Hartford Seminary, Professor)

Organizations | Groups that have sponsored their staff or associates to attend Qasid:

  • Royal Palace of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • US Embassy (Amman, Jordan)
  • Fulbright Office (Amman, Jordan)
  • Indonesian Embassy (Amman, Jordan)
  • Australia Embassy (Amman, Jordan)

Miscellaneous Notes and Distinctions:

  • Qasid students are eligible for numerous academic scholarships, including FLAS and LEP.
  • University Credit is available for those who successfully complete the requisite coursework.
  • Graduate students and post-docs are eligible to pursue advanced research through one-on-one instruction and faculty supervision.
  • One student was awarded two academic years’’ worth of credit at the University of Pennsylvania for nine weeks’ worth of intensive work at Qasid.
  • Qasid’’s translation services division has completed work for, among others, Baker & McKenzie (US-based law firm), the Islamic International Arabic Bank, and the Royal Palace of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.