Arabic Overseas Flagship Summer Program
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 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