Sunday Event Cancellation Due to inclement weather, today’s event celebrating the Ghashghai cultural contribution has been postponed. We will provide you with the new date and time in the near future. READ MORE

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We regret to inform you that due to inclement weather, today’s event celebrating the Ghashghai cultural contribution has been postponed.  We will provide you with the new date and time in the near future. However, due to the weather conditions, and to ensure the safety of all involved, the Ghashghai event scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 1st at 5:00 pm has to be cancelled.


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
St. Mary's Language House
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. Mary's Hall
Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM