Language doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It's a means of personal expression, a conduit for new ideas, a medium for doing business, and a foundation of culture.
.أهلاً وسهلاً ومرحباً بكم
Ahlan wa-sahlan wa-marHaban bikum.
In the Arabic School, you'll master not only vocabulary and syntax, but how to use the language to engage effectively with Arab culture. The focus will be on Modern Standard Arabic during your five daily classroom hours, with optional sessions offered in colloquial dialects such as Moroccan, Egyptian, and Syrian. Outside the classroom, you'll select from a wide array of in-language cocurricular activities—including calligraphy, cooking, cinema, music, and the Qur'an—each designed to help you build new vocabulary while developing cultural fluency.
With connections to prominent universities across the globe, the Arabic School draws from among the leading scholars of the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the United States, and Canada. Our faculty will support you at every step, helping you perfect your Arabic as you dive into Arab culture for eight or six intensive and fruitful weeks.
The Arabic School offers an MA degree program in Arabic studies or Arabic language pedagogy (TAFL). For more information, please visit our page Graduate Studies in Arabic.
All students who enroll in the Arabic School study at our West Coast site at Mills College, in Oakland, California. Application and financial aid processes are identical to those for the Middlebury campus. For more information on Middlebury at Mills, please click here.