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Virginia Military Institute: Arabic (Study Abroad)

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Fes, Morocco
Virginia Military Institute
Dates of Program: 
May 24, 2021
July 10, 2021



Program Type: 
Summer Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Classroom/Study Hours: 
We offer 3 levels of instruction: 6-weeks of traditional MSA instruction and the 7th week focused on conversational Arabic.
Year 1Year 2Year 3
Credits offered999
Number of Classroom Hours per week252525
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week101010
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per weekAvailable on RequestAvailable on RequestAvailable on Request
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week10+10+10+

Alif Baa (3rd edition) & Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya, Volumes I (3rd edition), II and III (2nd edition, Georgetown University Press). All course materials are ALIF publications.

Program Details: 

VMI partners with the Arabic Language Institute of Fes (ALIF) to present its “Passage to Morocco” program. ALIF has earned an international reputation for the excellence of its intensive courses in Modern Standard Arabic and Moroccan Colloquial Arabic.  Cadets/midshipmen are placed in the appropriate level course based on the results of their pre-departure proficiency test.

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: 

This study abroad program is an 7-week / 150 hour intensive Arabic immersion program held in the city of Fes, Morocco.

Non-VMI students are invited to apply for Project GO funding to participate in this program; however, since VMI is a Senior Military College, preference will be given to qualified VMI cadets during the selection process.


Application Deadline: 
January 13, 2021
Separate application?: 
Yes. Students interested in participating and receiving funding for this program must complete multiple applications. Please view application details below or contact the program coordinator for further information.
How to Apply: 

Please click the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page to apply to VMI’s Passage to Morocco Arabic Program in Fes, Morocco through the Project GO central application. 

Once selected by VMI's selection committee to receive a scholarship, the scholarship recipient must then apply to VMI via its Terra Dotta study abroad program.  Instructions will be provided following selection.

For further information, please contact our Project GO Coordinator, Mrs. Patricia Hardin, ( sends e-mail)).


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Patricia Hardin
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