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Persian Summer Institute

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The Persian Language Summer Institute implements an innovative language curriculum, creating a rich learning environment that simulates immersion while on campus. Students effectively live in a Persian-speaking environment during their time at Maryland, with approximately five hours a day of structured language-learning experiences. Students also gain language exposure through  language partner hours with an Advanced Persian native speaker.

The average student attending will have made a serious, long-term commitment to learning Persian, be prepared to study intensively for nine weeks, and be performing well academically at his or her home institution.

We have seen significant demand for 4th year / content level Persian and are planning to run this level this summer also.  If interested, please contact us at umdsi@umd.edu as soon as possible to secure your space.

For additional information about the Persian Summer Language Institute including classes, cultural components, scholarships, housing & tuition, and faculty & staff, please follow the provided links. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us. Please note that class availability will be subject to enrollment.


Courses are part of the University’s Summer Term, follow University policies and procedures, and are subject to change. The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or for other reasons it deems necessary.