• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• UW-Madison degree seeking students only. Other students apply directly to the University of Minnesota.
      9 week Summer program Non UW students sponsored by Project GO need to apply through UW Madison.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Arabic Language and Culture

Classroom Language

Arabic, English


Apartments, Local Hosts

Program Duration

Academic Year: Early September - Late May
Fall: Early September - Mid- December
Spring: Mid-Feburary - Late May
Summer 1 (6 weeks): Late May - Early July
Summer 2 (6 weeks) : Mid June - Late July
Intensive 9-week summer session: Late May - Late July

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2016-17  9/30/2016
Fall 2017-18  2/17/2017
Year 2017-18  2/17/2017
Summer 2017 Session I: Jun-Jul 2/24/2017
Summer 2017  9 week session 2/24/2017
Summer 2017 Session II: Jul - Aug 2/24/2017

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Morocco, Fez
UMN Arabic Language & Culture

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Learn about Moroccan culture and society while studying Arabic language and culture in the historic city of Fez. This intensive Arabic language program offers the option to study for a semester, academic year, for one of two 6-week summer sessions, or for an intensive 9-week summer session. You will have the opportunity to explore madrasas, fondouks, palaces and 13th century ruins while living with warm and welcoming host families. Arabic language learning is the focus of this program.  Weekend excursions provide you with opportunities to travel to the imperial city of Meknes, the capital city of Rabat, the hypnotizing markets of Marrakesh and the Sahara desert.

Fez is the fourth largest city in Morocco and is located along the Atlas mountains. Fez's medina, declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1981, is one of the largest and most enduring Medieval Islamic settlements in the world.