Accessible Navigation. Go to: Navigation Main Content Footer

Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an important component in the process of studying a foreign language. Studies show that "studying abroad is usually a defining moment in a young person's life and continues to impact the participant's life for years after the experience." [Ref.]

For general study abroad opportunities, please visit the "Study Abroad" webpages on the UM's International Programs' website:

Summer 2013 Study Abroad Opportunities

Summer Intensive Language Program at The Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco

AALIMThe National Council, in collaboration with The Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco (AALIM) for the summer of 2013, is pleased to announce its Summer Language program in the Kingdom of Morocco. Students will spend six weeks in historic Meknes, Morocco taking part in an intensive Arabic language program. Students at all levels of Arabic proficiency are encouraged to apply. The AALIM center is host to a community of Arabic learners throughout the summer, providing for a fully immersive program. Those selected will also gain direct personal experience in Moroccan culture, history, and society through a variety of day excursions, local outings, workshops and demonstrations.

Learn more:

Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic Language and Culture at Lebanese American University

SINARCThe Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic Language and Culture (SINARC) is a multi-faceted language and cultural immersion program that welcomes students from all over the world. The SINARC program is hosted each year at the Lebanese American University (Beirut Campus), one of the premier institutions of higher education and research in Lebanon and the region. SINARC offers courses in Arabic language and culture at various levels of proficiency. Cultural activities include weekly lectures on topics related to Arab and Lebanese politics, history, society, and culture. In addition, students partake in a series of excursions to historical, cultural and tourist sites.

Learn more:

Intensive Arabic Language Programs at the Center for International Learning in Oman

CILThe Center for International Learning (CIL) invites you to learn and grow through study in the Sultanate of Oman. Comprised of Americans and Omanis with PhD and Masters Degrees, the CIL faculty facilitates experiential education, cultural exchange, and comparative studies to deepen understanding, promote common interests, and explore the shared aspirations of people from different cultures. CIL offers all three levels of Modern Standard Arabic (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), as well as Omani dialect, media Arabic, and skills classes. A limited number of partial scholarships to study at CIL are available through the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.

Learn more:

Summer Intensive Language Program at AFKAR Academy in Jordan

AFKARThe National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, in collaboration with AFKAR Academy, is pleased to announce its 2013 Summer Intensive Arabic Program to be held at Yarmouk University, Jordan, from June 9 to July 19, 2013. Students will spend six weeks in the historic city of Irbid taking part in intensive Arabic language study. This program is ideal for students seeking to further their proficiency in Arabic language and exposure to Arab culture. Students enrolling in this program should be able to obtain the equivalent of 6 college level credit hours in Arabic.

Learn more:

Program in Arabic Language at the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies

YCMESThe Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies (YCMES) is a fully accredited, non-profit college that provides students and scholars from around the world the opportunity to develop a complex knowledge of the Arabic language and the contemporary Middle East. Students can study at YCMES for 5, 10, or 15 weeks, or more -- programs are tailored to meet students' needs. Sanaa, Yemen is an ideal location for language acquisition and cultural immersion. Unlike many other Middle Eastern cities where English and/or French are pervasive, Sanaa is one of the few remaining places in the world where Arabic is spoken exclusively. In short, it is nearly impossible to remain isolated in a Western bubble.

Learn more:

American Councils for International Education Arabic Overseas Program in Alexandria, Egypt

ACCELSThe American Councils for International Education Arabic Overseas Program is a two-month language course for intermediate speakers of Arabic, equivalent to 1/1+ on the ILR scale. The program is co-hosted by Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt. Participants live in dorms with Egyptian students, attending 20 hours per week of class time, and 4 hours per week of individual conversation practice with an Egyptian. The program fee includes summer credits from Bryn Mawr College, a pre-departure orientation in Washington D.C., and round-trip international airfare from Washington, DC.

Learn more:




Dr. Khaled Huthaily

Assistant Professor & Head

431 LA - MCLL

Tel: (406) 243-6602