Local teachers from Alexandria University are hired to teach classes specifically designed for program participants in advanced language, culture, and civilization.
- All course work is conducted entirely in Arabic;
- Students adhere to the Middlebury College Language Pledge;
- Curriculum designed for high intermediate and advanced Arabic language students;
- Housing with Egyptian student roommates in a renovated dormitory, in homestays, or in apartments;
- On-site staff in Alexandria;
- Four units of credit for the fall; five units of credit for the winter and spring terms; nine units for the academic year;
- Program enrolls approximately 20-30 students/semester
A Typical Courseload
All Students pursue four classes for four units of credit from Middlebury College. (Transfer of credit is contingent upon the agreement of the student's home institution, if the student is not from Middlebury College.)
- Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) - 6 hours/week
- Egyptian Colloquial Arabic - 4 hours/week
- Elective - 4 hours/week
- One-on-One/Content-Oriented Tutorial - 3 hours/week *
* Enrolled students will receive a list of one-on-one topics several months prior to departure. Offerings include tutorials focusing on Politics, History, Religion, Literature, Geography, Sociology/Anthropology, and Economics.
During their second semester, advanced students may be able to direct-enroll in a class at Alexandria University, with the consent of the Director. Students in their second semester may also opt to pursue an internship for credit. In such cases, the internship would replace an elective course.