German International Language School (GILS)

By: Sabri Saleem

In March 2014, the Arab coalition and its supporters started the war in Yemen.  Many of us thought that this war would end in a matter of weeks. Now we know; it easy to start a fight, but not to know when it ends.  

In light of the current situation, the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies has established the German International Language School (GILS) in (Idar-Oberstein).

Starting the first week of October, GILS will conduct the YCMES Arabic Language Program with the same Yemeni  Arabic language instructors and academic staff that have served our 9,700 students so well over the past thirty years. GILS also provides cross cultural training for Europeans and North Americans and courses on the Arab World.

Idar-Oberstein
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Anosh Sony: Singing in Puplic​​ wedding

By: Sabri Saleem

Anosh was one of the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies. She integrated herself into the Yemeni culture. She learned how to play the Yemeni Guitar and participated in several Yemeni weddings.

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Migration

Dear All,

The good news is that we have decided to start blogging regularly again. After a couple of dodgy years Yemen is back on the map as a superb study destination, and we have plenty of international students joining us for the summer.

The bad news is that we will not be blogging here on WordPress any more. Not for some time, at any rate. Instead, the YCMES student blog is to be found on the new YCMES website, at http://ycmes.org/index.php/blog.

Visit! Enjoy! Our web designer assures us that you will still be able to leave spam and obscene comments below each blog post, so what’s not to like?

See you there,

Michael

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Interview with a YCMES Arabic Student

Aline, a Harvard post-grad, spent her winter vacation studying Arabic at YCMES. The College’s amateur videographer caught her on the way to the airport to ask how she had found her time here…

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YCMES – Visiting Academic

An interview with a PhD student who is visiting YCMES with a view to analysing the formation of different movements and how the revolution has changed them. Madeleine is returning to YCMES in the summer and the staff at YCMES are looking forward to seeing her again.

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Student Perspective

 

Before departing from Yemen Kenneth  sat down with us and shared his feelings about the year he spent at YCMES.  During his stay Kenneth became a valued member of an organization which serves the needs of Somali refugees in Yemen. Kenneth was able to gain an advanced level of  proficiency in Arabic while staying at the college and we wish him the best in his educational pursuits.

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Student Perspective

Despite the current political situation in Yemen students continue to choose the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies as their preferred study abroad destination. Luca Nevola, a PhD candidate from Italy, has had a long history of living and studying in both the cities and rural areas of Yemen. Before arriving in July, Luca had expected to find a Yemen much different from the one he has come to know. During a brief interview Luca was asked how the picture which media outlets have depicted differs from the reality of daily life here in Sana’a.

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