The Summer Arabic Program is for university students or professionals wanting to improve their language skills, live in the Arab world, or complete a study abroad requirement.  We offer two 5-week sessions that you can combine into a 10-week session.

Dates and Fees :

Program                                                   Dates                                                                Hours of Instruction                                            Course Fees
Session I                                                  June 5 – July 7                                                                  75                                                      $950
Session II                                                July 17—August 18                                                            75                                                       $950



One Session

* 75 hours of Arabic course = $ 950

Two Sessions:

150 hours of Arabic course = $1850



We are able to offer housing for students with a local host family . Following registration, students will be asked to specify whether they would prefer staying in a host family in the Student Housing Agreement form. Whichever option the student chooses is included in the total cost of the program. All student housing will be in Sidi Bou Said or within the nearby surburbs such as Carthage, La Marsa and Gammarth.


Host Family: $815 / Session

$ 1625 for 2 sessions


Program Details

Classes normally run in the morning/afternoon from Monday through Friday.  Students are encouraged to work with conversation partners, take private classes, or volunteer with an organization during the afternoon. Each session includes 75 classroom hours of Arabic.  Including homework and individual study, students can expect 150 hours of language study.  Students will be divided into groups according to their level.  All groups will follow the same format of instruction following the material and texts developed exclusively by Center Sidi Bou Said for Languages.


Organizations in Tunisia are always in need of native English speakers and are very open to interns.  Duties can range from general administrative work to specialized communications and media work.  The internship are normally flexible and work around the student’s schedule.  A directory  of local non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) with offices in Tunis can be found in the Useful Contacts section.

University Credit

If you would like to recieve university credit, please talk to your academic department or study abroad office. In general, each summer session can earn up to 3 academic credit hours of Arabic.  We are happy to provide any documentation that your university needs to ensure you recieve credit.  Please let us know if you need any other assitance in coordinating with your university.