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2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Intensive Summer Program (ALIS)

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Director: D. Abou El-Seoud

The Arabic Language Institute offers an intensive summer program from the second week of June until the last week of July. Students must take twenty hours of class per week to be considered full-time. The summer curriculum includes either Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA) at all levels, or Modern Standard Arabic only, both options as a full load.

In addition, a number of electives is also offered depending on the students’ level.

Students in summer receive from six to eight credit hours depending on their level. A certificate of achievement from the Arabic Language Institute is then offered upon successful completion of the program. 

Extra Curricular Activities/Student Cultural Activity Program

An integral part of the intensive language program, both full year & summer, is an extensive series of tours of Cairo and trips to the easily visited sites of interest all over Egypt. These tours and trips are supplemented by a lecture series. While the institute subsidizes a large portion of the expenses, including transportation (except where air travel is involved) and entrance fees, students are required to pay for their food and lodging.

The Arabic Language Institute cultural program also includes a cultural component featuring activities such as calligraphy, music, folkloric dance and  an overview of Egyptian films.

In addition, the program includes an end of semester summer party which is organized with the active participation of the students.

Besides the above activities, in the summer semester, the Arabic Language Institute offers a series of weekly lectures covering the cultural, educational, economic and political aspects of life in Egypt.

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