Learn Arabic through our unique hybrid intensive summer experience (50/50 in-person/remote). Intensive language courses immerse you in language and culture studies for 5-6 hours of interactive instruction, Monday through Friday. You can earn 16 units of SDSU foreign language credit in 11 weeks. We look forward to having you study with us this summer.
Eligibility: The SDSU Project GO domestic Arabic program starts at the Year 1 - 101 level. Students applying should have no prior Arabic learning experience (school or heritage learner). Students with prior experience in Arabic are encouraged to apply for a Project GO overseas program or a different SDSU language program in which they have no prior learning experience.
Subject to Change: The proposed hybrid domestic program format of 50/50 in-person/remote is subject to change depending on potential travel and university restrictions as summer 2021 approaches. The alternative program plan would be a fully online format. We will keep LARC and Project GO websites and applicants updated with any changes.
Before you start the application process, please read and understand the Project GO eligibility conditions and scholarship/funding information.
Hybrid Program Overview
Complete program: May 26 - August 6, 2021
- Dates: May 26 – June 30, 2021
- Location: San Diego State University, CA
- Levels - Novice: Arabic 101&102
Online Remote Sessions
- Dates: July 5 - August 6, 2021
- Location: Online
- Levels - Intermediate: Arabic 201&202
*Scholarship students will travel home between July 1-4 and begin the online sessions on July 5.
Hybrid Program Details
NOVICE ARABIC (SDSU)
May 26 – June 30, 2021
These intensive 8-unit courses (Arabic 101 and 102) develops novice-level skills in Arabic speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Through the use of authentic materials, students are exposed to a wide variety of topics, including basic academic and cultural knowledge. There are no prerequisites for this course, as it is beginner level.
Course Materials: Brustad, Kristen, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi. Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds. 3rd Ed. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2010.
INTERMEDIATE ARABIC (Online)
July 5-August 6, 2021
These intensive 8-unit courses (Arabic 201 and 202) develops intermediate-level skills in Arabic speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Through the use of authentic materials, students are exposed to a wide variety of topics, including basic academic and cultural knowledge.
Course Materials: Taha-Thomure, Hanada and Younis ElCheddadi. Arabic Language through Dialogue 2. San Diego, CA: Montezuma Publishing, 2008-10.
Project GO at SDSU pays for:
Tuition, course materials, room and board for all ROTC Students.
Please note that the room and board support is not intended to be comprehensive of all living costs a program participant may incur. The scholarship provides a meal plan and shared double occupancy suites on campus. Any purchases a student wants to make outside of this are the responsibility of the students. All participants are required to live in double occupancy suites on SDSU’s campus. San Diego residents living around campus or within a driving distance of less than 10 miles are exempt.
Students accepted to the program are responsible for the following refundable security deposit: $300 program security deposit (to hold your spot once accepted). You will receive a refund at the end of the program.
How to Apply
SDSU LARC summer intensive course offerings cover the equivalent of 4 semesters of coursework, or 16 units covered from June through mid-August consecutively.
The SDSU Project GO domestic Arabic program starts at the Year 1 - 101 level. Students applying should have no prior Arabic learning experience (school or heritage learner). Students with prior experience in Arabic are encouraged to apply for a Project GO overseas program or a different SDSU language program in which they have no prior learning experience.
Students able to dedicate the entire summer can apply by using the Project GO Central Application System (Open 10/1/19). The application system is available online from October 1, 2019 to February 17, 2020.
Two letters of recommendation are required:
1. A letter from your commanding officer.
2. An academic letter of recommendation that addresses: a) the relationship between the recommender and applicant and b) the reason the applicant is a good candidate for this scholarship.
Transcripts and letters of recommendation will be submitted through the Project GO Central Application System.
Academic Year and Online Arabic Sustainment Studies
While taking a traditional language class at your home university is preferred, you may choose to take online language sustainment classes through SDSU. However, the sustainment plan is flexible. For example, you may find 2-3 online hours per week is enough to maintain your knowledge/use of vocabulary and phrases, or engaging with people who speak the language through a club or organization, and/or meeting with a tutor for bi-weekly conversational check-ins. LARC/SDSU Project GO staff will meet with you to articulate a plan that works for you. In all, it is a matter of maintaining your language skills during the academic year until your next Project GO experience.
*The online language sustainment program is for SDSU Project GO participants only.