Roshan Institute Persian New Year (Noruz) Reception Please join us for Roshan Institute Persian New Year (Noruz) Reception. The reception will take place on Tuesday, March 10th from 3-5PM. There will be live music, Persian sweets and a traditional Haftseen table display! READ MORE
“The Persian Book Lecture Series” The Library of Congress & Roshan Institute for Persian Studies Present “The Persian Book Lecture Series." Opening lecture and book signing marking the start of Spring and the “Nowruz” Season. Speakers include Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr & Dr. Mehdi Aminrazavi.Lecture on March 17th. 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:


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St. Mary's Language House
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
TLF 2110
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
St. Mary's Language House
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM