Program Details

June 7-July 16
Deadline to apply: May 28
Six, five, and one-week options available.
In person at Alif Institute (Atlanta), with Detroit and Online options available.

Are you a high school or college student whose study abroad plans have been canceled, or are you itching to do something fun in person? This program is for you! Alif is hosting an intensive, in-person domestic program that will allow you to study Arabic and immerse yourself in the culture.

This six-week program will give you a domestic-led study abroad experience in your backyard:

    • You will learn Integrated Levantine Arabic inspired by the Arabic as One Language Cornell University integrated Arabic model in tandem with Alif’s critical intercultural communication curriculum.
    • You will practice speaking Arabic online with refugees via Natakallam; participate in Alif’s community-based experiential learning in Atlanta’s Arab-American community; engage in hands-on culinary, calligraphy, and dance workshops.
    • You will take a trip to Detroit, the de facto Arab-American capital in the US in partnership with the Arabic American National Museum and National Arab Orchestra. The educational 1-week trip to Dearborn Detroit may include: a #YallahEat culinary tour, meeting Arab-Americans from all dialect groups, visiting historic sites and museums in Detroit, taking a stroll around Arab-American iconic venues in Dearborn, and participating in an Arab-American festival.
    • Upon completing the course, beginning students will demonstrate their linguistic proficiency at the novice/intermediate level by completing a standardized test by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).
    • Students will demonstrate critical cultural awareness measured by quantitative and qualitative means.
    • Transfer of credit may be arranged with your home institution.
    • For more information, please email khanano@alifinstitute.org.

Choose from the three options below:

  • June 7 – July 16
    • Five weeks in Atlanta, GA, based at Alif Institute
    • One week in Detroit, MI, based at the Arab American National Museum
  • $5,540 (airfare and Atlanta housing not included)
  • Classes and cultural programs will be held Monday through Saturday from 10 AM- 5 PM with a one-hour lunch break.
  • 150 contact hours:
    • language instruction
    • critical intercultural communication
    • community-based experiential learning
    • conversational partners
    • refugee voices
  • Please note: To receive academic credit, please have your home institution contact us prior to enrolling in the program to author an MOU by sending an email to info@alifinstitute.org or calling 770-936-8770.
  • June 7 – July 10
    • Five weeks in Atlanta, GA, based at Alif Institute
  • $4,540 (airfare and Atlanta housing not included)
  • Classes and cultural programs will be held Monday through Saturday from 10 AM- 5 PM with a one-hour lunch break.
  • 110 contact hours:
    • language instruction
    • critical intercultural communication
    • community-based experiential learning
    • conversational partners
    • refugee voices
  • Please note: To receive academic credit, please have your home institution contact us prior to enrolling in the program to author an MOU by sending an email to info@alifinstitute.org or calling 770-936-8770.
  • July 11 – July 16
  • $1,500 (airfare not included)
  • Classes and cultural programs will be held Monday through Saturday from 10 AM- 5 PM with a one-hour lunch break.
  • 40 contact hours
    • language instruction
    • critical intercultural communication
    • community-based experiential learning

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