California Summer Sessions

Students may earn a master's degree in either Arabic Studies or Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language by attending the Arabic School in California, where faculty experts in pedagogy, linguistics, and literature travel from around the world to join in training the next generation of Arabic specialists and language teachers. During each summer session, graduate students normally register for three courses and earn three units of graduate credit.

Cocurricular activities reinforce classroom learning and expand the cultural literacy of students. Calligraphy, cooking, and dance are just some of the activities available to graduate students, along with guest lectures by some of the most esteemed scholars in Arabic studies.

Underlying the 6-week summer experience is the Language Pledge, a commitment by students and faculty to communicate exclusively in Arabic throughout the summer. The Pledge fosters engagement among students, faculty, and staff, and allows for significant progress across all levels, and for an uninterrupted focus at even the most advanced level of study.

The Arabic School

Sunderland Language Center 
Middlebury College 
P: 802.443.5230
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Arabic School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Email
arabicschool@middlebury.edu