Pursuing A Master Of Liberal Arts At The University Of Pennsylvania

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1. Pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts at the University of Pennsylvania would allow me the opportunity to work alongside professionals, involving me in important research of the socio-political concerns in the Middle East. The MLA program will provide me with an accommodating schedule to fulfill a degree that will integrate advanced Arabic language courses with political coursework on the Arab world. This, I believe, would be the ideal opportunity to further my passion for Arabic studies in the Ivy League. My recent experience studying Arabic on a David L. Boren Scholarship in Amman, Jordan, has allowed me to obtain an intense level of Arabic language proficiency, with experience integrating the language into both research and professional development. While living in Amman, I served as an English language instructor for both Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Through my encounters working in the refugee camps, ...I came to understand how the protracted crisis placed an economic burden on the Jordanian community. This concern allowed me to pursue solutions about ways to help alleviate the refugee crisis. I would be inspired to work alongside international organizations such as UNHCR and USAID to provide humanitarian aid for refugees. Moreover, I would seek to end repression by providing countries with alternatives to employing refugees in local job sectors. Through analyzing the long-term effects of the Syrian crisis, I have developed research on the role of Arab Tribes in the…

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