Arabic Abroad

Improve your Arabic language skills through an immersive experience abroad. You will gain valuable cultural knowledge and become more confident in your language skills through studying abroad.

Arabic Programs

Internships

Academic Advice

Scholarships

Department Contact

Resources for Advisors

Arabic

Program Suggestions

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students studying Arabic.

Semester and Academic Year Programs

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Program Type

Courses

Oman 

Noor Majan Arabic Institute in Ibri or Muscat

External

Available Courses

Egypt

American University in Cairo 

External

Available Courses

Jordan

CET: Jordan Intensive language

External

Available Courses

Jordan

CIEE: Middle East Studies

External

Available Courses

Morocco

IES- Study in Rabat

External

Available Courses

United Arab Emirates

Amideast: American University in Dubai (Direct Enrollment)

External

Available Courses

Summer Programs

Location

Program

Program Type

Courses

Morocco

Boston University- Rabat Arabic Language & Service Learning Program

External

Available Courses

Jordan

CIEE: Summer Arabic Language

External

Available Courses

Morocco

MCAS: Study Arabic Abroad

External

Available Courses

Morocco

ISA: Intensive Arabic Language

External

Available Courses

Jordan

Amideast: Conflict & the Struggle for Peace

External

Available Courses

Internships

Gain real-world experience globally and build your international network by participating in a hospitality internship abroad. 

Internships Abroad

Internships


Explore Other Program Options

There are other program options available. Schedule a study abroad advising appointment to learn more or browse our other program options:

Browse More Programs

Other Opportunities


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, vocabulary, 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.

Academic Advice


Scholarship Opportunities

Critical Language Scholarship

Explore more scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page 

Scholarships


Department Contact

Majd Al-Mallah

Arabic Department Chair

B-2-247 Mackinac Hall

(616) 331-3634

almallam@gvsu.edu

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

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