Global & International Studies Building
Arabic is one of the U.S. government’s top critical needs languages for U.S. students in higher education. With more than 300 million Arabic speakers around the globe, professional fluency in Arabic provides you with many career options in our increasingly globalized world, including business, government, the arts, nonprofits, and more.
In addition to regular coursework, you have the opportunity to spend one intensive summer studying Arabic domestically and a summer abroad in Morocco. At the conclusion of language study stateside, students spend an entire Capstone year in Morocco, where they take language and culture courses at both the Arab American Language Institute and Moulay Ismail University, as well as participate in a part-time internship.
Overseas study is essential, allowing you to immerse yourself in the Arabic language and to broaden your cultural awareness. We offer a variety of Flagship scholarships to help fund your study abroad experiences.
In addition to achieving professional-level language proficiency, allowing you to more easily live and work in an Arabic-speaking country, you’ll complete an internship in Morocco in your field of interest as part of your Capstone year.
The Language Flagship is a national initiative to change the way Americans learn languages through a groundbreaking approach to language education for students from kindergarten through college.