IMG_0551Learn Arabic at the Dar Loughat Cross-Cultural Language Center, which offers intensive Arabic courses at a variety of levels.

Required Courses

On this program you will take:

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  • Arabic language
  • Islamic Studies, Political Science
  • All majors welcome

Language Proficiency

You do not need any prior Arabic study to participate on this program. Students with prior Arabic language study will take a placement exam upon arrival and be placed in the appropriate level based on the results.

Teaching Style

You should expect a highly intensive language and cultural immersion program. Typically, you will spend four hours each weekday morning in your Arabic language course and most afternoons either in the Islam and Human Rights course or attending a cultural activity or visit. The Arabic course will move quickly so it is imperative that you spend time each evening completing homework and studying the new vocabulary you are learning. This can often be done alongside your host families who are more than willing to help you in any way that they can.


In the Arabic course, you will be regularly assessed through daily homework, oral assessment and weekly quizzes. A final exam is also given to assess your overall language acquisition.

Credits/Number of Courses

All students take two courses during the program. The language course involves 80 hours of language instruction over four weeks for four (4) U.S. credits.

In addition to learning Arabic, you will take the two (2)-credit course, Islam and Human Rights, which introduces students to the Islamic perspective on human rights.  Included in this course are three or more hours of cultural activities each week.