IFSA/Alliance Summer in Jerusalem: Arabic Immersion

Jerusalem, Israel
Term
Summer
Language of Instruction

Arabic

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: April 15
Min. GPA for Consideration:
3.0
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-Butler 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-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 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/Alliance 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
Subjects offered at Summer in Jerusalem: Arabic Immersion
Arabic Cultural Studies Middle Eastern Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Self-catered
Details
No meal plans are available, though numerous student-friendly cafeterias and restaurants are available on and near campus.

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.

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Monica Wasserbach

Resident Director Israel Programs

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Academic Affairs Director

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Heather Young

Associate Director for Academic Affairs

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Dates and Fees

Summer

Summer 1

Program start date
June 17, 2018
Program end date
July 19, 2018
Tuition
$5,920
Housing
$1,480
Personal Cost Estimates
Coming soon