This program is led by NAU faculty member Professor Mounia Mnouer.
Join fellow NAU students on a four week summer immersion program for non- native speakers of Arabic to gain language skills and an understanding of the Arabic Language and culture in an Arabic speaking context! The Summer Program in Intensive Arabic (SPIA) will take place at Moulay Ismail University in Meknes, Morocco.
Students will gain skills in five language areas: speaking, writing, reading, listening and cultural understanding. Students will meet with conversation partners twice a week to enhance their cultural understanding and improve Arabic language skills. The curricular calendar, organized into four weeks, will address a new theme each week assigned by the Arabic instructor. One lesson will be covered each weekday, Monday through Friday. The textbook, Ahlan wa Sahlan, will be used along with cultural and historical excursions to meet the goals of this course.
Weekend cultural and historical excursions include; downtown/old town Meknes, Casablanca, Fes, capital city Rabat,
Volubilis (Roman Ruins) and Mahdiha Beach.
Completion of ARB 102 with a grade of C or better
A valid US passport
Earn four NAU credits for ARB 201 or ARB 202 based on their test performance that will be taken during the program. Students can elect to take credit for SA 223: Arabic Language and Moroccan History instead of ARB 201/202.
In-country dates: May 18- June 16, 2015
Program cost includes lodging at a youth hostel close to downtown (3 minute walk). The number of students per room can range from 2-6 depending on availability in the hotel.
The youth hostel will provide a continental breakfast, but students are responsible for all other meals.
To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of this page. This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page. Once you start an application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100, so be sure at the time of application that you intend to go! Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application.
If you are curious about this program, but not ready to commit, click on “Request an Appointment or Information" to meet with the study abroad advisor for this program.