Summer Study with an Approved Program - Middle East and North Africa
If none of the programs below fit your academic needs, you can petition an unapproved program in Asia. For the petition and instructions, please click here.
Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF) (Morocco)
Program offers intensive language study at all levels in modern standard Arabic and Egyptian colloquial Arabic. The Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF) offers three and six-week courses in all levels of Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic throughout the year.
SIT Arabic Language and Community Services
Program offers courses in intensive modern standard Arabic (Fus'ha) and an introduction to Moroccan culture and Moroccan Arabic (Darija) through cultural and linguistic immersion.
Arabic Language and North African Studies Summer Program
This program is sponsored by Binghamton University (SUNY) at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane. Offers courses in Arabic language at all levels, as well as colloquial and regional courses. Runs from 4-8 weeks at various start dates.
There is a two-part application process for this program: an internal Columbia approval process called 'clearance' and an external admission application submitted directly to this program. Click "Start an Application" above for instructions and to begin.
Columbia Dates & Deadlines:
App Deadline/Columbia Clearance Deadline
Decision Date & Deadline Note
Admissions decisions for Columbia Programs will be sent approximately 3 to 4 weeks after the application deadline.
Columbia students applying to external programs should check with the program itself for an admissions timeline.
** Internal Columbia deadlines may be different from program application deadlines. Be sure to check with your chosen program or school to confirm any external deadlines.