Summer 2021 Program Sessions
Session I: June 7 - July 8
Session II: July 12 - August 11
Summer 2021 Virtual Arabic 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 Project GO students
PGO students will meet with:
- a tutor for three 30-minute sessions per week (in a group or individually)
- a language partner for 10 hours each summer session, one on one.
B. 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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Arabic Overseas Flagship Summer Program
(All Overseas Programs for Summer 2021 - To be confirmed)
The Flagship Overseas Summer Intensive Program:
During the summer, Flagship scholars attend intensive courses online 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 the Overseas Summer Intensive 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. 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. Arizona AFP FLAS recipients may use their FLAS to help cover program costs. For more information visit the Overseas Summer Intensive Program website: http://flagship.americancouncils.org/arabic/?q=content/morocco-0. To apply, visit the Study Abroad and Student Exchange website:
We also encourage students to look into other summer programs supported by competitive scholarship funding, including:
- The University of Texas at Austin’s Arabic Language Summer Institute supported by Flagship scholarship funding
- Critical Languages Scholarship programs in Oman, Jordan, and Morocco
- Middlebury Arabic Language School supported by The Kathryn Davis Scholarship for Peace