Summer 2021 Virtual Arabic Jumpstart Program Sessions
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!
The University of Arizona Arabic Jumpstart Program allows high school juniors and seniors 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.
- Earning 5-10 college credits in just 5-10 weeks at MENAS online with one of the top Arabic programs in the U.S.
- Enjoying a variety of online 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 online 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 information about the Flagship program, visit: arabicflagship.arizona.edu
Summer 2021 Virtual Arabic Jumpstart Program
The goal of the Summer 2021 Virtual Arabic Program at the University of Arizona is to provide an immersive learning experience that deepens students’ proficiency in the Arabic language and expands their understanding of Arab culture.
The program consists of synchronous daily morning classes and afternoon guided and personalized learning. A series of live interactive cultural activities provide experiential learning and added Arabic immersion. The activities highlight various cultural aspects of the Arabic-speaking world in general, with the virtual interactive tours taking place in Morocco.
Summer Program Schedule:
Below are the activities that will be mandatory for all Summer Arabic program participants.
A. Daily Schedule:
- Classes: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 12:30pm (AZ time).
- Lunch Break: 12:30 - 1:00pm (AZ time).
- Office hours/ Study hall: Monday to Friday 1:00 - 3:00pm (AZ time)
B. Cultural Program: The cultural program will be divided into three main areas: cultural clubs, films, and Morocco-based virtual interactive tours.
- Cultural Clubs: Wednesdays 11:30am - 12:30pm (AZ time).
- Virtual tours / film screenings with assignments for Monday:
a. Virtual Tours: Friday 8:30- 9:30am (AZ time) held during Weeks 2, 4, 7 and 9.
b. Films will be assigned on D2L for weekend viewing
Additional Program-Specific Requirements
A. For Jumpstart students
- All Jumpstart students will meet with a tutor/mentor for three 30-minute sessions per week (in a group or individually).
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The program offers two tracks:
Track 1: Jumpstart to Flagship
Track 2: Jumpstart to College
The U.S. Department of State provides over 1,000 merit-based scholarships each year for U.S. high school students to study abroad () for a summer or an academic year in over 25 countries. These high school exchange programs prepare young Americans to succeed in the 21st century’s global economy by developing their foreign language skills, increasing their cross-cultural understanding, strengthening their leadership capacity, and fostering new academic insights and ambitions. The NSLI-Y, and YES Abroad programs are accepting applications now, Youth Ambassadors will be open soon.
These scholarships include international airfare, tuition, and program costs, as well as meals and living accommodations (often with a host family). Most programs have no language prerequisites, and applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 18. Seniors are welcome to apply and can travel after graduation, as long as they meet the age requirement.
The U.S. Department of State is committed to diversity and inclusion in exchange programs that reflect the diversity of U.S. society. We seek and encourage the involvement of people from traditionally underrepresented audiences. Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are particularly interested in recruiting applicants who might otherwise not have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad experience.
Housing for Students
Due to online instruction for Summer 2021 programs, there will be no housing offered.
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The Arabic Flagship Program, UArizona Attracts New Students and Provides Virtual Immersion Experiences - New Grant Award
The University of Arizona was awarded an Arabic Flagship Grant for four more years, allowing for top-tier Arabic training – including virtual immersion experiences – to all Arabic learners.
Over the summer, Arabic classes at the University of Arizona were three times their normal size. In addition to learning Arabic with new web-based materials, students could participate in virtual cultural activities with people in Morocco.
Awarded Grants and Program Activities: Q1 2020