Arabic

"Study Abroad is a life changing experience, and I encourage all of our students to consider it."  

-Majd Al-Mallah, Modern Languages & Literatures, Director

Arabic Study Abroad Programs

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Morocco

Academic Advice

First Year Students

The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year.
Students may fulfill General Education Foundations and/or Issues requirements abroad.

Sophomore & Upperclassmen Students

  • No restrictions have been identified by the Department of Modern Languages & Literature. 
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!
  • In an increasingly global society, proficiency in a foreign language is a highly demanded skill. Take the knowledge, vocab, and grammar you’ve learned in the classroom and use it in real-world situations to rapidly improve your proficiency. Expand your appreciation of culture and language by interning, volunteering or studying abroad in places such as Oman, Jordan, Israel, Morocco, and many more. In addition to language development, study Abroad provides opportunities for rich cultural enrichment, development of intercultural skills, and a deeper understanding of the heritage, problems, and perspectives of Middle Eastern cultures.
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your advisor to discuss your academic goal.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and External options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students can fulfill the General Education Foundation requirements abroad as well as their General Education Issues requirement (reflection paper required). If you take at least 3 credits abroad, your Global Perspectives General Education requirement will automatically be fulfilled.

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

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External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

External

Oman 

Noor Majan Arabic Institute in Ibri or Muscat

External

Egypt

American University in Cairo 

 

External

Jordan

CIEE: Amman

External

Jordan

CET: Jordan Intensive language (Has internship option)

 

External

Jordan

Critical language Scholarship

   

External

Morocco

UM: Arabic Language & Culture in Morocco

External

Morocco

Boston University- Rabat Arabic Language & Service Learning Program

   

External

Morocco

IES- Study in Rabat

 

External

Jordan

SIT: Intensive Arabic Language Studies

   

External

Morocco

Critical Language Scholarship (City of Tangier)

   

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page.

Department Contact

Majd Al-Mallah
Arabic Department Chair
B-2-247 Mackinac Hall
(616) 331-3634

almallam@gvsu.edu