Welcome to Education Abroad – Arabic
We provide our students with opportunities to study in an Arabic speaking country. Arabic students have attended programs in Egypt, Jordan, Oman and Morocco. Below is some information concerning ONE of the TWO customized major programs we have established in collaboration with different organizations in Morocco.
Language and Culture of North Africa
Location: Fez (population 950,000), is the third largest city in Morocco and one of the four ancient “imperial cities.” The Medina of fez was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in the early 1980’s, as it is considered one of the most complete medieval cities of the Arab world.
Course Information: The Arabic Language and Culture summer program is held at the Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF). Classes at ALIF are conducted in a large, Moorish style villa surrounded by date palms, olive trees, and rosemary shrubs. ALIF shares its facilities with the ALC-Fez, a large well-established institute for the teaching of English. As a result, it offers a unique opportunity for interacting with Moroccan students and participating in cultural and linguistic exchange. The Arabic Language and Culture program offers CSU students the opportunity to complete an intensive Modern Standard Arabic language course at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level. To complement their coursework, students will participate in excursions to Volubilus, Meknes, Mly Idriss, the Sahara, and Ouzoud.
Housing: Students will be housed with Moroccan host families in Fez. All students will be provided with a private room. Three meals a day are included (except on excursion days).
Cost: Approximatively $3,950.00. The program fee includes tuition and fees for five-six credit hours at ALIF, accommodation with host families and most meals, health insurance, excursions as listed above, scheduled cultural activities, CSU faculty support and study abroad administration. Not included: Airfare, some meals, passport/visa, personal spending money.
Eligibility Requirements: 2.50 GPA; Good disciplinary standing.
To Apply: Apply online at www.studyabroad.colostate.edu. Late applications will be considered only on a space-available basis.
Application Deadline: Summer 2018
February 15, 2018
CSU Faculty Director:
Dr. Mohammed Hirchi
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Office #: (970)491-6679
Program Highlights: 5-6 credit hours of Intensive Modern Standard Arabic Language at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels.
May 27 (depart U.S.)-July 7, 2018
Office of International Programs:
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1024