Roshan Institute's Yarshater Speaker Series Dr. Farzaneh Milani will be joining us at the University of Maryland, College Park for a series of exciting events including a public lecture followed by a reception on Sunday, April 26th at 2:00PM in Van Munching Hall. READ MORE
Calligraphy Workshop Please join us for a Calligraphy Workshop by Sussan Haghighat on Wednesday, April 29th from 11AM-1PM in St. Mary's Hall. Calligraphy Workshop is free and open to everyone! READ MORE
Art and Culture of Ghashghai Iranian Tribes Roshan Institute for Persian Studies and Damavand Cultural Foundation proudly present "Art and Culture of Ghashghai Iranian Tribes" on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 5:00PM in Van Munching Hall at the University of Maryland, College Park. READ MORE

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Welcome to Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland.

Established in fall 2004, the Institute aspires to be the premier center for the study and appreciation of Persian culture in the United States. Toward this end, Roshan Institute seeks to:

  • Provide outstanding course offerings and programs in Persian language, literature, history, and culture.
  • Foster communication and community ties among people of Persian heritage and those interested in Persian cultural heritage.
  • Serve as a model for encouraging intercultural communication among people of varying backgrounds.

Persian Studies at the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers the following degree programs:


Among the eight Boren recipients, seven are majoring, minoring or have a second major at SLLC
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Stamp Student Union Benjamin Banneker Room
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
St. Mary's Hall
Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM