Program and Schedule for Intensive Arabic Semester
Tuition: The program includes:
- 300 hours of Spoken Levantine Arabic
- 100 hours of Modern Standard Arabic
- 32 hours of lectures on the history of Middle East
- Immersion tours and visits to local Arab communities, volunteering projects, visiting host families and more
Schedule: 4 days a week of intense Arabic lessons all mornings and on average two afternoons.
1 day of immersion, such as half day to a full day excursion, and/or visiting Arab communities, host families, doing community projects, and the like.
Weekends are free of studies, participants might choose to go on guided tours or have free time.
Housing: During weekdays participants stay in a dormitory-style building, in a room shared with 1 other person. The room is equipped with: an en-suite bathroom with a shower, a small kitchenette (sink, mini-fridge, microwave, kettle), air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a closet, a set of sheets and a towel per person. There are coin-operated washing machines available.
The campus is a lush green area, there is a swimming pool accessible in the summer. There are sports courts, and a clubhouse with a large-screen TV. There is a gym 1 kilometer away. (Most students buy a cheap bicycle).
Food: On weekdays 3 meals a day are included in the tuition cost.
Medical insurance: All participants receive a tourist insurance. It covers all the emergencies except for pre-existing conditions, pregnancy, and diseases related to alcohol and drug abuse.
Separate add-ons: weekend tours around Israel, weekend accommodation, and food.