History of PAS

The Palestine and Arab Studies (PAS) program was founded by Mrs. Haifa Baramki through Birzeit’s Center of Continuing Education (CCE), which was founded in 1990. Foreigners flocked to the CCE’s language courses and the need for an accredited program for international students was recognized. The success of PAS can be measured through its growth from a small program offering Arabic language lessons to its presence today as a comprehensive year-long program. PAS has also grown to offer cultural immersion not only as a benefit to international students but as a requirement to unlocking the understanding of the Arabic language. That is why we not only teach Arabic, we live Arabic!