For Current Students

MENAS Course Substitution Process

To request MENAS credit for a course taken at another institution or in another department at Lewis & Clark College, please follow these steps after the course has been completed:

  1. Submit a Course Substitution Form, which you can find on the CAS Registrar Forms webpage.
  2. Email a copy of your completed Course Substitution Form to the MENAS department chair.
  3. Submit a MENAS Transfer Credit Petition Form
  4. Email a copy of your completed MENAS Transfer Credit Petition Form to the MENAS department chair.


Arabic @ LC

Minor students typically enroll in Arabic language courses and also pursue a range of electives across the humanities and social sciences. 

LC has it’s own Arabic Club - interested students are encouraged to reach out to the Arabic Club president at for more info. 

Students have successfully applied to the Critical Language Scholarship Program for Arabic as well!


Overseas Programs

The Lewis & Clark Overseas and Off-Campus Programs office offers two opportunities for students to extend their studies and learning experiences within the region.


MENAS Symposium

The Middle East and North African Studies symposium is an annual event organized by a committee of students that aims to celebrate the cultures of the Middle East and North African regions of the world. The symposia feature art, academia, lectures, film screenings, performances, guest speakers, panels, discussions, and more. This year will be the 10th annual MENA Symposium!


MENA Studies After LC

LC students have successfully applied to Fulbright Grants specifically in the MENAS region, the Council of American Ambassadors (CAA) Fellowship program, and the Critical Language Scholarship Program for Arabic! 

Talk to your MENAS advisor to learn more about these opportunities.


Upcoming Events

The LC MENAS and Theatre departments are sponsoring Boom Arts’ production of “Jogging” in the Ellyn Bye Studio at The Armory.

Performed by internationally acclaimed Lebanese actress Hanane Hajj Ali and inspired by her daily runs through Beirut, Jogging takes the audience on a gloriously unpredictable journey through place, identity, and mythology. A radical challenge to the stereotypes and prejudices that afflict global perceptions of Arab women.

The MENAS department will be organizing student attendance for the production, so stay tuned for more info!