The Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) offers advanced level training in Arabic language and culture to qualified American students at the American University in Cairo. Applicants to the various CASA programs must be US citizens or permanent residents and with a minimum of 3 years of formal instruction in Arabic prior to joining CASA.
CASA is represented by a consortium of thirty-five universities and colleges in the US, of which Harvard University is a longstanding member, and is primarily funded by the US Department of Education. The program's stateside operations came to the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard in June 2014 for a five-year term of residence. As of August 2019, CASA stateside operations have moved to the University of Arizona.