Learn Arabic through our unique intensive summer experience. 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!
Before you start the application process, please read and understand the eligibility conditions and scholarship/funding information.
- Date: May 30 – August 10, 2018
- Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Credit: 16 units
- Levels: Novice: Arabic 101&102 and Intermediate: Arabic 201&202
- Location: San Diego State University, CA
- Application Available: October 1, 2017
- Application Deadline February 20, 2018
- Student Award Notification: March 9, 2018
- Student Decision Deadline: March 16, 2018
- Waitlist Admissions Begin: Monday, March 19, 2018
Waitlist students will have a minimum of five business days to make a decision following notification.
Applications Open October 1, 2017
This intensive 8-unit course will help students develop novice-level skills in Arabic speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Through the use of authentic materials the students will be 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: “Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds (Arabic Edition)” by Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi
This intensive 8-unit course will help students develop intermediate-level skills in Arabic speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Through the use of authentic materials the students will be exposed to a wide variety of topics including basic academic and cultural knowledge.
Course Materials: “Arabic Language through Dialogue 2” by Dr. Hanada Taha-Thomure and Younis ElCheddadi
**Course materials are subject to change**
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 will be 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) - 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.
Students able to dedicate the entire summer can apply by using the Project GO Central Application System (Open 10/1/17). The application system will be available online from October 1, 2017 to February 20, 2018.
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 Sustainment Arabic 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 to maintain your knowledge/use of vocabularies and phrases, engage with people who speak the language through a club or organization, and meet with a tutor for bi-weekly conversational check-ins. LARC/SDSU Project GO staff will meet with you to articulate a plan that will work for you. In all, it is a matter of maintaining your language skills during the academic year until your next Project GO experience.