Modern Iran Fall 2015 Course Offering We are offering an exciting course on Modern Iran this Fall 2015. Please see the attached PDF for more information regarding the course description. READ MORE
Contemporary Iranian Youth Culture Fall Class Sign up today for the Persian Studies course, Contemporary Iranian Youth Culture, taking place in Fall 2015. Please see the attached flyer for more information. READ MORE
Congratulations to Ms. Sarabi! It is with great pleasure that I share with you the message from Professor Jelen announcing Ms. Niloo Sarabi, our PhD candidate in Persian and Comparative Literature, as the winner of this year’s Comparative Literature essay contest. 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:


See attached PDF for more information on PERS 251.
Among the eight Boren recipients, seven are majoring, minoring or have a second major at SLLC
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