IFSA-Butler SOAS, University of London Summer

London, England
Language of Instruction

Arabic, English

Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: March 15
Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About SOAS, University of London Summer

Arabic language study is more important now than ever. Jumpstart your language learning at SOAS, and round out your studies with classes in government, politics and culture of the Middle East. Take your learning outside the classroom by exploring London's diverse Middle Eastern and Arabic-speaking community.

SOAS, University of London Summer Benefits

  • SOAS is the only higher education institution in the U.K. specializing in the study of Asia, Africa, and the Near and Middle East
  • Study at one of the world's leading institutions of its kind, where more than 50 percent of the student body is international 
  • SOAS is part of the University of London (UL) system, so students can use the University of London Union's excellent facilities
  • Live and learn in a great location in the heart of London near the British Museum, Oxford Street, Covent Garden and the West End

The IFSA-Butler Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at SOAS, University of London Summer

This program offers four courses:
• Beginners Arabic 1
• Beginners Arabic 2
• Government and Politics of the Middle East
• Culture and Society in the Middle

Summer students at SOAS take two courses, one in Arabic language and an elective. Students will earn 4 credits per course, for a total of 8 U.S. semester credit hours.

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA-Butler or billed to you.
After you have returned to the U.S., your home university will receive a Butler University transcript with the credit you earned at SOAS, University of London. The Butler University transcript will report the equivalent U.S. semester credit hours and letter grades. We also will send an official transcript to your permanent address.
Subjects offered at SOAS, University of London Summer

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Lynne Alvarez

Senior Resident Director, England

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees


Summer 1

Program start date
June 15, 2018
Program end date
July 20, 2018
Personal Cost Estimates