Earn academic credit while learning first-hand about the people, cultures, and landscapes of different regions.
Arizona in Jordan
The Arizona in Jordan program is an eight-week summer program based in the Jordanian capital of Amman, a Middle Eastern metropolis bustling with cafés, restaurants, shops, and nightlife. Amman is a hub of Arab life and along with its cosmopolitan atmosphere which makes it an ideal location to experience Arabic-language and Middle Eastern studies immersion.
Arizona in Turkey
The Arizona in Turkey program is an eight-week summer program based in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkish language courses are offered, including intermediate and advanced Turkish.
American University in Cairo
The American University in Cairo is an English language university located just outside of Cairo, the Egyptian capital. University of Arizona students on this exchange take classes across disciplines alongside their Egyptian counterparts. Arabic is also available, either as part of a regular class schedule or intensively through the Arabic Language Institute. View this video for a brief introduction to AUC.
Project Global Officer – Summer in Morocco
The University of Arizona Project GO offers fully-funded scholarships for the Summer in Morocco program. Located in the imperial city of Meknes, Morocco, the program is an 8-week intensive Arabic immersion program with courses offered in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Colloquial Moroccan dialect. The Arizona Project GO program is hosted by the Arab American Language Institute in Morocco (AALIM), a leading establishment for teaching Arabic as a foreign language in Morocco and home to other distinguished programs such as the Arabic Flagship Program and the Critical Language Scholarship Program.
Arabic Flagship Summer Intensive Program in Meknes, Morocco
During the summer, Flagship scholars attend intensive courses in Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic Media, and Moroccan dialect, Darija. The Moroccan dialect course develops the participant's colloquial language skills so he or she can use it in daily life, with the help of a language partner who will interact with the participant exclusively in Moroccan Arabic.
Another main component of this program is excursions and cultural enrichment; the Resident Director organizes field trips and excursions throughout the summer, followed by presentations or research papers. Former participants have visited Fes, Casablanca, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss, Marrakesh, Asila, and the Atlas Mountains. Participants stay with host families in Meknes. Arab American Language Institute in Morocco (AALIM) has a large pool of host families who are willing to welcome Flagship students. Arizona Arabic Flagship students who achieve language proficiency requirements for this program may receive competitive Flagship scholarship funding sufficient to cover a large portion of their program fees.