Summer Intensive Arabic Program

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

In Just 8 Weeks, You Can...

Improve your Arabic by one or more ACTFL proficiency level*


Earn up to a year of academic credit to transfer to your home institution


Participate in engaging co-curricular activities like roasting kebabs on the beach, Arabic dance classes, and Arabic movie nights



*89% of students accomplished this in 2015. Learn more about the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

Learn How to Apply!

Application opens this December

Program Hightlights

  • Beautiful Monterey, California location

  • Small class sizes with an average of 10 students per class

  • Expert instructors and excellent tutors

  • 21 hours of intensive language learning each week


  • $4,175 tuition: we also accept home institution financial aid and outside scholarships


  • Instruction primarily in Modern Standard Arabic, with dialects such as Levantine, Egyptian, and North African used as appropriate to the topic of discussion

  • Cultural component familiarizes learners with everything from Arabic calligraphic art to bartering in the souk

  • Conversation partner program offers a chance to interact with native Arabic speakers from the Institute’s graduate and ESL programs

  • Courses are content-based and ideal for preparing you for living or studying abroad, working in Arabic, further studying, and much more!
Middlebury Institute's Summer Intensive Language Program: Living the Language