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Arabic is one of the world’s most important languages, spoken by more than 300 million people in 22 countries.

It is the liturgical language for over one billion Muslims of diverse nationalities. Instruction is primarily in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), with exposure to other dialects, including Levantine, Egyptian, and North African.

Our Summer Intensive Arabic Program supports your development in reading, listening, speaking, writing, grammar, and pronunciation skills while building intercultural awareness. At all levels, you are exposed to Arabic grammar, structure, and script, in addition to communication strategies.

The goal is to help you meet the challenge and reap the academic, professional, and cultural rewards of learning Arabic.

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Program Highlights

  • Develop reading, writing, speaking, listening, and pronunciation skills.

  • Build intercultural awareness.

  • Learn grammar, structure, and script, in addition to communication strategies.

  • Engage with native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world.

  • Participate in cocurricular activities such as workshops for dance, cuisine, dialects, writing, and more; karaoke nights featuring popular music from the Middle East; after dinner with local Muslim students during Ramadan; and guest lectures on relevant and newsworthy topics by leading professors and speakers.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Summer Intensive Arabic Program offers courses at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Click here to see student learning outcomes for each level.