Our Story

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“I believe that you will enjoy GILS’ location in Germany. We understand that students are cost conscious throughout the world. These days, Idar-Oberstein compares favorably to the Arabic world in terms of cost and is superior to anywhere in the Arabic speaking world in terms of safety.”

Sabri Saleem, Founder.

Who We Are

GILS is the German division of the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies (YCMES). YCMES is a fully accredited institution of higher education. For three decades, YCMES was the leading Arabic language program in the Middle East. Started 1988 as the Yemen Language Center, it grew into a program of humanities graduate courses in Middle Eastern Studies along with an Arabic Language School.

Our location

GILS is located in the Rheinland Pfalz, Birkenfeld district, in Idar-Oberstein. For students who are interested in weekend excursions, the Rheinland Pfalz is nicely placed near Belgium, France, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands. The Birkenfeld district, as well as the rest of Rheinland Pfalz, contains scenic beauty, historic buildings, and fine museums.

Meet GiLS Teams

Founder, Board of directors, teachers & instructors

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Dr. Annelies Glander

University of Vienna
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Dr. Mahmoud Al- Batal

American University of Beirut
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Ms. Beverly I. Moran

Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee
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Nisreen Abdullah Ali

Arabic instructor
Amaal Abdulah Atheeb

Amaal Dahaan

Arabic instructor
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Nada Mansour Mohammed

ARABIC INSTRUCTOR
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Prof. Dr. Stefan Reichmuth

Ruhr Universität Bochum
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Ms. Susanne Hvezda

University of Wuerzburg
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Prof. Dr. Eckehard Schultz

Leipzig University
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Ahmed Mustafa Al Absi

Treasurer
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Dr. Thomas Stevenson

Ohio University
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Dr. Mohammed Sahrafaddeen

Sana'a University