Summer Programs

Summer 2021 Program Sessions Update

Session I:  June 7 - July 8
Session II:  July 12 -  August 11
Both summer sessions will be online due to COVID-19 - TBD

Please refer to our Coronavirus COVID-19 webpage for updates, accessible from



2020 UA Summer Arabic Intensive Program

2020 UA Summer Arabic Intensive Program

Arabic Overseas Flagship Summer Program

(All Overseas Programs are Suspended for Summer 2020)

The Flagship Overseas 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 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: To apply, visit the Study Abroad and Student Exchange website:

The Arizona Arabic Flagship Program encourages students to participate in intensive summer study programs. Intensive summer study helps students prepare more quickly for their mandatory Flagship Capstone year overseas. Intensive summer study also addresses the needs of students who may interrupt or slow down their Arabic learning because of other demands on their time.

Summer scholarships

We also encourage students to look into other summer programs supported by competitive scholarship funding, including: