JUMPSTART: ARABIC FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Programs students on University of Arizona campus

SUMMER 2020 PROGRAM SESSIONS UPDATE

Session I:  June 8 - July 9

Session II: July 13 -  August 12

Both summer sessions will be online due to COVID-19

Please refer to the University of Arizona COVID page for updates, accessible from Arizona.edu

 

2020 Jumpstart APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED

Please check in with us next March for the 2021 Jumpstart Program

 

Jumpstart your university career this summer through this funded summer Arabic online program for high school students. Earn 5-10 college credits in the summer at one of the top U.S. Arabic programs.

 

About the Program

The University of Arizona Arabic Jumpstart Program allows high school juniors and seniors as well as incoming freshmen to the University of Arizona to take an intensive Arabic summer course through virtual instruction for college credit at a reduced tuition rate and with scholarship support. The program includes a diverse range of online activities that boost students' knowledge of the Arabic language and Arab cultures.

Program benefits:

·       Earn 5-10 college credits in just 5-10 weeks at MENAS online with one of the top Arabic programs in the U.S.

·       Qualify for the elite University of Arizona Arabic Flagship Program, one of only seven in the United States.

·       Enjoy a variety of online educational and fun-filled cultural activities throughout the program.

·       Benefit from a special high-school student reduced tuition rate and additional scholarships.

·       Explore the UA campus online

·       Enjoy mentoring and tutoring specifically for JUMPSTART high school students to ensure success.

2020 Arabic Jumpstart Program

Session I:  June 8 - July 9

Session II: July 13 -  August 12

Both summer sessions will be online due to COVID-19

Please refer to the University of Arizona COVID page for updates, accessible from Arizona.edu

MANDATORY ORIENTATION for Students & Parents will be held online:  Saturday, May 30th ~ 1:00pm - 3:00pm MST

Applying to the Program

2020 Jumpstart APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED

Please check in with us next March for the 2021 Jumpstart Program

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Pre-collegiate scholarships available, depending on Jumpstart track pursued (see below).  

Incoming freshman for the academic year should explore the different types of scholarships offered by the University and look through the resources on the financial aid website.

Jumpstart Tracks

Track 1: Jumpstart to Flagship 

Eligibility: Current high school seniors joining the University of Arizona as freshmen in Fall 2020 who plan to join the prestigious Arizona Arabic Flagship Program. Applicants pursuing any major qualify for this track and can benefit from study abroad and funding opportunities in the Flagship Program. Open to students from all over the United States. 

Fully Funded: This track offers full funding for Summer Session I and/or Session II (tuition, fees, online tutoring, college mentoring and advising and online cultural activities.

Track 2: Jumpstart to College 

Eligibility: Rising high school juniors and seniors from anywhere in the U.S. who are motivated to:

  • Receive college credit
  • Get exposure to college life
  • Pursue advanced Arabic

Funding: Offers large tuition reduction. Online cultural activities and events will be covered by the program along with tutoring, college mentoring and advising. Remaining tuition/fees expenses after reduction are close to $600 per session. Applicants interested in scholarships to cover fully or partially the remaining $600 per session may apply for funding while completing the application form.  

Housing

Housing is available for in-person instruction only and is not available at this time.

Contact Us

For more information please contact:

Sonia Shiri
arizona-flagship@email.arizona.edu