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Arabic Studies and Arabic Flagship

Arabic Studies at the University of Maryland offers a multidimensional education in Arabic language and culture, tailored for diverse populations of students, while also preparing them for a variety of careers on the global market.

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Degree Programs

Undergraduate Degrees in Arabic Studies

The Arabic program offers both a major and a minor.

Special Programs

Arabic Flagship and Summer Language Institute

The Arabic Flagship Program and Summer Language Institute are integral to the Arabic program. 


Faculty and Staff

Learn more about Arabic program faculty and staff, or access resources for faculty and staff.

About The Arabic Program

The Arabic Flagship Program at UMD is an integral part of the Arabic program. It welcomes UMD students from any major who wish to achieve superior-level proficiency in Arabic (both formal register and at least one dialect) and intercultural fluency. In addition to a rigorous academic program, Flagship students take part in a variety of extracurricular activities, an individual tutoring program, internships and other professional opportunities. Participation in the Arabic Flagship includes a capstone year in Meknes, Morocco.

Advising and Courses


The Arabic Program undergraduate advisor is available for consultation about any aspect of your study of Arabic. We recommend that every Arabic major confer with the program advisor at registration time each semester.

For Arabic advising, email Ahmed Hanafy | 3138 HJPatterson Hall |

The College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) Office of Student Affairs provides college advising for all ARHU undergraduates in 1120 Francis Scott Key Hall.


See the Undergraduate Catalog for a full list of our course offerings and Testudo for our current courses.

Program Director

Peter Glanville

Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Associate Professor and Arabic Flagship Program Director, Arabic

(301) 405-9269

Program Advisor

Ahmed Hanafy

Lecturer, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Lecturer and Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Arabic

(301) 405-3015

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