This program generally runs in the summer
(Note: While this program is offered only in the summer, we do offer Arabic courses in the Fall/Spring Semesters. For further details, please view our course catalog page.)
Academic Credits: 4
Please check our study abroad deadlines for further information
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Tel Aviv University International reserves the right to cancel any of the programs below due to low registration.
The program will be operating on campus from Fall 2021. Should anything change with regards to the Ministry of Health regulations, we will advise all of our students. Please also note that the current regulations, as of September 2021, state that ALL students who arrive in Israel must be vaccinated. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Arabic is the fifth most-spoken language in the world with over 250 million native speakers, 1.7 million living in Israel alone (about 20% of the total population). Arabic is spoken by Israeli Muslim, Christians, and Druze, as well as by Jews who migrated from Arab countries.
This beginner program will stimulate your language appetite, and take you on a culture-packed journey. With excursions to Arab-Israeli villages, this course offers the fundamentals of Modern Standard Arabic, where you can practice your newly-acquired skills daily.
You’ll also have the intriguing opportunity to meet and interact with TAU Arab-Israeli students to learn more about campus and student life from their perspective.
You’ll be learning Arabic, the FIFTH most spoken language in the world and an official language in Israel, with expert tutors and plenty of opportunities to practice your newly-acquired skills.
Immerse yourself in the local culture, food, and customs with fascinating visits to local Arab-Israeli villages.
Explore the wonders of Israel via some fascinating overnight excursions and cultural activities across the country.