About the Summer Students Program

The Summer Students Program is designed for graduate students and exceptional senior undergraduates – majoring in the humanities or social science disciplines – who have a particular interest in developing their knowledge and research skills in the core areas of Islamic studies such as methods in the study of Islam, the Qur’an, the Sunnah, Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), Muslim History and Civilization, and Contemporary Islamic Thought. The program also provides analysis and discussions – in seminar format – on subjects related to contemporary Islamic reform movements, Islamic finance, faith-based entrepreneurship, and Islam in America. IIIT Summer Student Program is a residential program, taught by world-class faculty, drawn from top institutions in the US and around the world.

During the course of the program, students would complete a total of 160 hours of directed research, instruction, and administrative work at the IIIT and would receive a certificate of completion from the Institute. Students can earn up to up to 4 credit hours from Shenandoah University. Top performing students may qualify for a one-year, non-resident student research fellowship with the IIIT that would allow them to continue their research, and to present papers at academic conferences throughout the year.

About the Winter Students Program

The Winter Students Program (WSP) in Islamic Studies is designed for undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States and Canada . WSP is designed for currently enrolled undergraduate students, regardless of their major or program of study. The program provides a 5-day intensive study of major topics related to Islam, including: The Qur’anic Worldview, Sunnah and Its Relevance, Islam in America, Fiqh (Jurisprudence) and Maqasid al-Shari’ah (Objectives of Islamic Law), Contemporary Issues in Interpreting Islam, Revival and Reform in Islam, and Muslim Responses to Modernity, among others.