Why Arabic?

There are so many reasons! We’ve listed our favorites below. Learn more about these and others at the #ispeakarabic website.

It’s Free!

There is no tuition at the Arabic Summer Academy and all of the materials you need will be supplied by the program, including an MBTA pass. Similar programs around the country usually cost thousands of dollars.

Jobs

You’ll set yourself up for great jobs. Knowledge of Arabic and Arab culture will offer expanded access to high-paying careers in business, diplomacy, journalism, defense, public policy, health care, and more.

Future Study

Arabic will help you get into college! By learning Arabic, you will distinguish yourself as a student who is willing to break the mold and try something different. You will stand out when applying for colleges, scholarships, and special programs.

Food

The program provides breakfast and lunch every day, and you will experience catered Middle Eastern cuisine.

Arts & Culture

You’ll experience the fun and beauty of Arab arts and culture directly, learning how to sing Arabic songs, master Arabic drum rhythms, and create beautiful designs with calligraphy and geometric patterns.

People

Arabic is the fifth-most spoken language in the world, with over 200 million native speakers. In the United States, it is the fastest growing second language since 2010.