Summer Arabic Program

Complete an entire year of Arabic study in only ten weeks! The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies offers an intensive, ten-week summer program in Arabic. Our summer course is open to both University of Minnesota students and non-UMN students. For details and registration information, visit the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Summer Program page, and the Summer Arabic Program subpage.

Study Abroad

The Learning Abroad Center (LAC) offers a variety of study-abroad opportunities in the Arab world. The LAC has partnered with the ALIF institute in Fez to offer a tailored intensive Arabic Language & Culture Program in Morocco. In addition, LAC enables students to study Arabic in Jordan and Israel. For program details and information on financial aid and scholarships, policies and procedures, and application materials, visit LAC Arabic Language Concentration.

The TandemPlus Language Exchange Program

Students enrolled in Arabic classes are encouraged to participate in a language partnership through TandemPlus, a language exchange program run by the Language Center. Students enrolled in TandemPlus meet weekly with a native speaker of Arabic to practice conversation in Arabic and English. The program is free and students can participate in as many language partnerships as they like. The TandemPlus program is a great opportunity to practice conversational Arabic, to learn about Arab culture, and to make new friends.

University Arabic Language & Culture Club

Students enrolled in Arabic classes can join the University Arabic Language & Culture Club (UALCC), a student-run organization dedicated to furthering understanding of the Arab world and connecting students through the Arabic language. The UALCC organizes regular events open to all U of M students. Learn more about UALCC.