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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Undergraduate Degrees in Arabic Studies
The Arabic program offers both a major and a minor.
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) Office of Student Affairs provides college advising for all ARHU undergraduates in 1120 Francis Scott Key Hall.
Beyond the Classroom
Language House Living and Learning Program
Develop Arabic proficiency through this on-campus living and learning program.Arabic Cluster
Deepen linguistic and cultural knowledge through an education abroad program.Education Abroad
Summer Language Institutes
The Summer Language Institutes are nine-week language and culture programs for intermediate and advanced students of Arabic and Persian.Arabic Summer Language Institute
Language Partner Program
The Language Partner Program (LPP) offers majors in any SLLC program at UMD the opportunity to meet with international students outside the classroom and practice their target language in an informal yet structured way. For international students, the LPP provides a forum for connecting with U.S. students and integrating into the UMD campus.Language Partner Program
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