Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while learning first-hand about the people, cultures, and landscapes of different regions.

Beautiful ancient temple in Petra, Jordan.

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. 

The deadline for applications is TBD. To learn more or apply, please see the following Study Abroad application page.


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.

The deadline for applications is TBD. To learn more or apply, please see the following Study Abroad application page.


American University in Cairo

The American University in Cairo is an English language university located just outside of Cairo, the Egyptian capital.  UA 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.

  • The deadline for Academic Year and Fall semester applications is May 1st.
  • The deadline for Calendar Year and Spring semester applications is November 1st.

To learn more or apply, please see the following Study Abroad application page.


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.

Pre-requisites: 

All applicants must have at least one year of Modern Standard Arabic or equivalent.

Courses Offered:

  • Second Year (ARB 401-402)
  • Third Year (ARB 405-406)
  • Fourth Year (ARB 407-408) of Modern Standard Arabic

In addition to the courses above, you will be given an introduction to the Moroccan Arabic Dialect (Darija) for daily usage

The deadline for applications is January 13th, 2021. To learn more or apply, please see the following Study Abroad application page.


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.

Pre-requisites: 

All applicants must have at least one year of Modern Standard Arabic or equivalent.

Courses Offered:

  • Second Year (ARB 401-402)
  • Third Year (ARB 405-406)
  • Fourth Year (ARB 407-408) of Modern Standard Arabic

In addition to the courses above, you will be given an introduction to the Moroccan Arabic Dialect (Darija) for daily usage

The deadline for applications is January 8th, 2021 (11:59 PM EST). To learn more or apply, please see the following Study Abroad application page.