Stays in the Middle East Students interested in a period in the Middle East can opt for either a semester at a university in the region, attending both lectures and language courses, or a language course during the semester break. ECTS can be recognized only if the student has made contact with the mobility coordinators in advance. At the moment the institute has bilateral exchange agreements with the University of Nizwa (Oman), the Birzeit University (Palestine), the American University of Beirut (Lebanon) and the University of Tehran (Iran). We are working on establishing more bilateral exchange agreements with a number of other universities in the Middle East. As soon as they have been established, they will be published here. Exchange agreements with Turkish universities can be found under SEMP.