Arizona Arabic Flagship - Summer Intensive

Program Facts

Program Type: Other

Credit Type: UA Direct Credit

Level of Study: Undergraduate

GPA: 3.0

Class Eligibility: Junior , Senior

Language of Instruction: Arabic

Program Open To: UA Students

Explore Arizona Arabic Flagship - Summer Intensive

The Arizona Arabic Flagship Program guides undergraduate students from diverse majors to professional Arabic fluency (ACTFL Superior, ILR 3).  The program’s individualized learning pathways and study plans allow students to rapidly progress in their years of Arabic study at the University of Arizona. All Flagship students are required to complete a Flagship Capstone year of overseas intensive study administered by the American Councils for International Education.

Arizona Arabic Flagship scholars who attain Intermediate-High Arabic proficiency in speaking and at least one other language skill (reading, writing, or listening), according to the ACTFL Scale may choose to participate in a summer of intensive Arabic study at the Flagship program in Amman, Jordan. It is highly encouraged that Flagship students take advantage of this intensive summer opportunity. The summer program in Amman, Jordan helps Flagship students prepare for their mandatory Flagship Capstone year overseas. It also addresses the needs of Flagship students who may need to “catch-up” due to an interruption or extension of their Arabic learning because of other demands on their time.

During the summer, Flagship scholars attend intensive courses in Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic Media, and colloquial Arabic. The 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 colloquial dialect. The Print Media course develops reading strategies as well as raising cultural awareness of the region. The Non-Print Media course helps students develop listening strategies so that they are able to follow any televised discussion or a dialogue. The Language and its Conjunctions course develops writing at the text level with emphasis on clarity and cohesion. Weekly Roundtables are part of the summer program and provide great insight of the Jordanian culture and the region.

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. 

Participants stay with host families in Amman, Jordan. The program has a large pool of host families who are willing to welcome Flagship students. 

University of Arizona Flagship

The School of Middle East and North African Studies (MENAS)


Good to Know:

LGBTQ+ Equality Index rating: Jordan rates 24/100 (with 100 being the most equal) on Equaldex’s LGBTQ+ Equality Index.

Global Peace Index rating: Jordan ranks 62/163 in the Global Peace Index. The lower the score, the more peaceful the country.

Languages spoken: Arabic (official), English

To apply please visit the University of Arizona Flagship website:

Term: Summer
Application Deadline: January 10
Start Date: mid June
End Date: mid August

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