IFSA Summer in Jerusalem: Arabic Immersion

Jerusalem, Israel

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Term
Language of Instruction

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: April 15
Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.0
Typical Credit Load:
10

About Summer in Jerusalem: Arabic Immersion

Spend six weeks immersed in Arabic language study as you interact with and learn from Israel's many Arab communities.

Summer in Jerusalem: Arabic Immersion Benefits

  • Take your Arabic language learning to the next level whether you enroll in elementary, intermediate or advanced courses, based on the Al-kitaab textbooks
  • Take elective courses taught in English
  • Take courses with local students at Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School, one of the Middle East’s most prestigious universities
  • Enhance your ability to communicate with roughly 300 million native Arabic speakers in one of the United Nations’ six official languages
  • Live and learn near Mount Scopus in the ancient city of Jerusalem, located within easy access to transportation, supermarkets and eateries
  • IFSA orientation covering important health, safety, and security topics pertaining to Israel
  • Outside of the classroom, you will participate in co-curricular activities and excursions to historically and culturally significant places designed to engage you with diverse ethnic, religious and linguistic communities

The IFSA 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 Summer in Jerusalem: Arabic Immersion

Courses
Arabic Immersion (10 U.S. semester credit hours): The Arabic Immersion program is a single course that combines intensive classes in both colloquial Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic the formal language employed in print, news broadcasts and formal speeches across the Arab world. It includes coffee hours with Arabic speakers, cultural events and tours to religious and cultural sites. Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced levels are offered, based on the Al-kitaab textbooks. 
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost

Housing & Meals

Meals
Self-catered
Details
No meal plans are available, though numerous student-friendly cafeterias and restaurants are available on and near campus.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

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Kerry Uniyal

Program Advisor, Australia, China, India, Israel, Custom

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Monica Wasserbach

Resident Director Israel Programs

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Summer 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
Mid-June 2020
Program End Date
Late July 2020

Program Fees

Tuition
$5,895
Housing
$1,300
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$7,195
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,400
Meals
$600
Books & Supplies
$30
Local Transportation
$60
Visa
n/a
Personal Expenses
$445
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$2,535