Summer Arabic for High School Students

JUMPSTART your university career this summer!
Earn 5-10 college credits in the summer at one of the top U.S. Arabic programs

Now Accepting applications: APPLY HERE

The University of Arizona Arabic Jumpstart Program allows high school juniors and seniors to take an intensive Arabic summer course on campus for college credit at a reduced tuition rate and with scholarship support. The program includes a diverse range of in-class and out-of-class activities that boost students' knowledge of the Arabic language and Arab cultures. Benefits include:

  • Earning 5-10 college credits in just 5-10 weeks at MENAS on the UA campus with one of the top Arabic programs in the U.S.
  • Enjoying a variety of educational and fun-filled cultural activities throughout the program
  • Benefiting from a special high-school student reduced tuition rate and additional scholarships 
  • Exploring the UA campus and the possibility of joining the UA Arabic Flagship program once in college
  • Enjoying mentoring and tutoring specifically for JUMPSTART high school students to ensure success

For more informaiton about the Flagship program, visit: arabicflagship.arizona.edu

2019 Arabic Jumpstart Program

Session I: June 3 - July 3 

Session II: July 8 - August 7

Jumpstart Schedule

Arabic classes run 8:30 am - 12:30 pm followed by afternoon activities, office hours, and mentoring/tutoring 

The deadline has been extended to May 12th, so apply today! 

Applicants are notified about Arabic JUMPSTART acceptances and scholarships by MAY 15th


The program offers two tracks:

Track 1: Jumpstart to Flagship 

Eligibility: Current high school seniors joining the University of Arizona as freshmen in Fall 2019 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 U.S.  For more information about the Arabic Flagship Program and to apply, please click the link at the top of the page!
Fully Funded: This track offers full funding for Summer Session I and/or Session II (tuition, fees, tutoring, college mentoring and advising, cultural activities, food at reception and cultural events only, and Arabic-speaking housing with male and female chaperones if students live on campus). 

Track 2: Jumpstart to College 

Eligibility: Rising high school juniors and seniors from anywhere in the U.S. who are motivated to:
1) Receive college credit
2) Get exposure to college life
3) Pursue advanced Arabic. 
Funding: ​​Offers large tuition reduction. Cultural activities and food at reception and cultural 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 for Students

The Arizona Arabic Special Programs staff will set up housing for students who are eligible. 
For On-Campus housing, the cost is $770 per summer session.


For more information please contact:

Federico Guajardo  arizona-flagship@email.arizona.edu