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Indiana University: Arabic (Domestic)

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Location: 
Bloomington, Indiana
Language: 
Arabic
School: 
Indiana University
Dates of Program: 
May 28, 2019
  -  
July 26, 2019

 

 

Program Type: 
Summer Domestic
Program Level: 
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Credits offered101066
Number of Classroom Hours per week24242424
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week20202020
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week3-53-53-53-5
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week3333
Textbook: 
Year 1   
  • Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi (2010), Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, 3rd Edition, Georgetown University Press
  • Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi (2011), Al-Kitaab fii Ta callum al-cArabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One, 3rd Edition, Georgetown University Press
Year 2
  • Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi (2011), Al-Kitaab fii Ta callum al-cArabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One, 3rd Edition, Georgetown University Press
  • Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi (2013), Al-Kitaab Fii Ta Callum Al-cArabiyya: A Textbook for Intermediate Arabic, 3rd Edition, Georgetown University Press
Year 3
  • Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi (2013), Al-Kitaab Fii Ta Callum Al-cArabiyya: A Textbook for Intermediate Arabic, 3rd Edition, Georgetown University Press
Year 4
  • To be decided.

Note: Textbook selections are subject to change.

Program Details: 

As an Arabic Flagship host institution, Indiana University offers Project GO participants an innovative and challenging program in Modern Standard Arabic at four levels: Year 1 (beginner) to Year 4 (advanced proficiency). Students in Year 1 will learn to navigate in an Arabic-speaking environment, engage comfortably in day-to-day exchanges and participate in simple social interactions in written and spoken Arabic. Year 2, 3, and 4 students will increase their communicative skills, learning to interact increasingly effectively, in a wider range of contexts. All PGO students benefit from rigorous classes taught by experienced faculty, highly-trained tutors, career advising, and housing in Arabic-only sections of an on-campus dorm.

All Project GO programs provide funding for:

  • Tuition/fees
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books
  • Insurance
  • Visa

The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.

Please Note: Project GO participants planning to travel abroad MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before anticipated travel date. Many destinations require student visas, which take additional processing time. For further information, visit our FAQs.

Additional Details: 

Project GO students enjoy a rich Arabic-language cultural program, featuring weekly presentations and films; language tables where students engage in conversation, meet native speakers, and learn more about target cultures; and other Arabic-language events. 

Arabic students may also take advantage of IU’s non-Arabic events, including topical and historical presentations by faculty and by students of other programs, cooking and art demonstrations, musical and theatrical presentations, and more.

PGO students are invited to meet with private and government recruiters who come to campus, including the federal intelligence agencies, and they have exclusive access to lectures and coffee hours with senior military leaders with overseas experience.

Indiana University teaches more languages and is home to more Language Flagship Centers than any other school in the country. The university has drawn people from all over the world to Bloomington, contributing an unusually high degree of cultural diversity to the local community. Situated at the edge of the bustling downtown shopping and restaurant scene, the IU campus is widely considered one of the most attractive campuses in the country. PGO students will have free access to campus and city buses to explore all Bloomington has to offer.

Application Deadline: 
February 22, 2019
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

Students interested in applying for summer domestic study through IU Project GO should complete the Project GO Common Application.

Name: 
Amy Richardson
Email Address: 
Phone: 
(812) 855-6721

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