We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.
Here at AUA, we are always happy to see other groups discuss volunteerism in the Muslim World. So it was to our delight when MatadorNetwork.com published this great post, 10 Reasons to Study Abroad in the Islamic World.
A few of my favorites on the list are:
3. Build Your Resume — My cousin chose to study abroad in Jordan, and landed a great job right out of college in Washington DC. If you’re hoping for a career that involves intercultural relations, politics, international business and travel, experience in the Islamic world will really make your resume stand out.
6. Save Money — A friend of mine from William’s College spent his junior year at the American University in Cairo. He saved several thousand dollars because of the lower tuition costs, enjoyed a fantastic time and landed a high-powered job after college.
7. Hookah and Shwarma — Chilling in a sidewalk cafe and smoking hookah with your friends is a brilliant way to pass an afternoon, and shwarma might just be the tastiest lunch ever.
To find a safe and reputable volunteer program, visit the AUA Website.
Read all the reasons, 1 through 10 on why YOU should study abroad in a Muslim-majority country atMatadorNetwork.com.