Study Abroad Oman

by Benjamin Kerns

Mar 7, 2019

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Oman has seen enormous development over the last 50 years and has become an economic powerhouse in the Middle East. As one of the most developed countries in the Arab world, it’s the perfect place for students to spend a semester overseas.


Oman boasts an excellent infrastructure and friendly locales, and is rich and historical with influences from both India and Eastern Africa. Though it is still culturally conservative, as well as traditionally Muslim, it is a welcoming atmosphere for Western students. As long as you’re respectful of the culture, they’ll respect you!


Students interested in Christian-Muslim relations, Eastern Arabian history or the ever-changing economic industry of the Middle East will find valuable insight by studying in Oman. The country features a wealth of universities with strong programs in all of the aforementioned areas, alongside wonderful opportunities to get out and explore the country. Almost 600,000 of Oman’s residents are non-nationals, meaning the country has an unusually high level of diversity for the region.


Oman’s landscape is primarily dry dessert, but you’ll also find beautiful beaches and plateaus along the coast. Areas of highlight include the beaches of Salalah and the Jebel Akhad plateaus. If you’re uncertain of where to begin your study abroad journey, check out the programs offered by the Center for International Learning or The Oman Semester offered through Northwestern College.



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