SUMMER INTENSIVE ARABIC

Students writing in Arabic

About the Program

Earn 10 credits in just 10 weeks at one of the top Arabic programs in the United States.

The Arabic summer program, through virtual instruction, at the University of Arizona at the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) is a rigorous, immersive program that adopts the proficiency-based approach and emphasizes cultural literacy and the use of technology.

The program offers a variety of online classes and online cultural activities. Three levels of Arabic are taught by dynamic, innovative and experienced teachers in a supportive and culturally-rich environment.

Eligibility

The program is open to:

  • University of Arizona students (graduate and undergraduate). You can register through UAccess  
  • Scholarships that require a minimum of 120 hours of instruction (e.g. FLAS)
  • Non-UA students (non-degree seeking) Apply here!
    • undergraduates 
    • graduates
    • out of state students
  • High school students (Please see the Jumpstart Program)
    • juniors
    • seniors 
    • incoming freshman

 

Additional Program-Specific Requirements 

 

  1. For Project GO students. PGO students will meet with:  
  • a tutor for three 30-minute sessions per week (in a group or individually) 
  • a language partner for 10 hours each summer session, one on one.
  1. For Jumpstart students. PGO students will meet with a tutor/mentor for three 30-minute sessions per week (in a group or individually).

Summer Course Offerings

All classes are approximately four hours per day, five days a week, followed by study time/office hours and cultural activities. 

Prior Arabic: All students with prior Arabic will take a proficiency assessment test to determine the level at which you will be placed.

  • Elementary Arabic I, ARB 101:
    For students with no previous language background in Arabic. Students cover Alif Baa and Lessons 1-6 of Al-Kitaab, Part one.
     
  • Elementary Arabic II, ARB 102:
    Prior completion of one college semester (or equivalent) of Arabic is required. Lessons 7-13 of Al-Kitaab, Part one are covered in this course.
     
  • Intermediate Arabic I, ARB 401:
    Prior completion of two college semesters (or equivalent) of Arabic is required. This course covers Lessons 14-20 of Al-Kitaab, Part one.
     
  • Intermediate Arabic II, ARB 402:
    Prior completion of three college semesters (or equivalent) of Arabic is required. This course covers Lessons 1-5 of Al-Kitaab, Part Two.
     
  • Advanced Arabic I, ARB 405:
    Prior completion of four college semesters (or equivalent) of Arabic is required. This course covers advanced level Arabic content material.
     
  • Advanced Arabic II, ARB 406:
    Prior completion of five college semesters (or equivalent) of Arabic is required. This course covers advanced level Arabic content material.

Cultural Activities 

Along with Arabic classes and office hours, the summer program organizes a variety of cultural activities that aim to enhance the students’ familiarity with the culture and society in the Middle East. These activities include sessions of Arab calligraphy, music, and film screenings, as well as introducing students to famous Arab traditions such as traditional dances, clothes, celebrations, and henna.

 

Tuition and Costs

 

Please consult the University of Arizona's tuition and fees calculator.

Note: 1 summer session = 5 units/credits; 2 summer sessions = 10 units/credits

How to Apply

University of Arizona students: 

Please go to UAccess and log on to the Student Center; there, you should be able to enroll for ARB Summer Sessions I and II.

 

Non-University of Arizona students:

A completed registration form and non-degree seeking application is required for enrollment.

  1. Complete registration form
  2. Apply to non-degree-seeking student application

Once you are enrolled at the University of Arizona and have your student ID and PIN number (this process may take up to a week), you will receive instructions to create your UA NETID. Next, please go to UAccess and log on to the Student Center; there, you should be able to enroll for ARB Summer Sessions I and II.

 

High School Juniors and Seniors: Apply to Jumpstart Program

For more information on how to apply to the program, please click here: https://menas.arizona.edu/jumpstart