The hybrid semester combines faculty, Arabic instructors, expert guests, host community exchange partners, opportunities to engage in community-based learning, and staff from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan. All courses are designed to foster collaboration among students onsite and in the virtual environment. Cultural exchange is embedded in each course and binds each program component together.
The semester is available as a whole and the students are considered a cohort, with access to fascilitated co-curricular and cultural activities. Individual courses and limited combinations of multiple courses are open for enrollment to participants not enrolled in the full semester.
Students will have the option of taking:
- Full semester (14-17 credits, inclusion in cohort activities):
- 11 credits (8-credit Blended Arabic course plus any 3-credit course, inclusion in semester cohort activities)
- 6 credits (any two 3-credit courses, inclusion in semester cohort activities)
- One 8-credit Blended Arabic course (inclusion in semester cohort activities)
- One 3-credit course
The following courses will be offered:
- Arabic: Blended Modern Standard & Colloquial (8 credits) is recommended
- Colloquial Arabic (3 credits)
- Elective Area Studies Courses (3 credits each) taught in English in a variety of disciplines.
- Media Arabic (3 credits) is available as an elective
Professors from Jordan, Morocco, and Egypt will be teaching these courses, with guest lectures by Tunisian professors as part of the semester cohort activities. If you're curious to see what topics are covered or need to confirm whether a class will count for your university, please download the latest available syllabi here.