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Arabic Language Flagship Program
The University of Mississippi

Pre-Freshman Summer

Arabic Flagship students begin their Arabic studies before freshman year by taking the first year of Arabic coursework during the summer. Students earn 10 credit hours for these courses and begin freshman year at the sophomore level in Arabic. Students are offered merit-based scholarships for this program. The pre-freshman summer is open exclusively to Flagship students.



Students take ARAB 111 during Summer Session I and ARAB 112 during Summer Session II. Each course is 5 credit hours. Classes take place Monday through Friday, 9AM – 1PM, with a short break every hour.



Flagship students attend at least one 30-minute one-on-one tutoring session per week to practice speaking, vocabulary acquisition, and key grammar concepts.

Extracurricular Activities

Students attend regular activities, such as the weekly Arabic Table and culture club.


HousingPittman Hall

Students live in Burns Hall, one of UM’s contemporary residence halls. Transfer students and Oxford residents have the option to live off campus if they are not participating in JumpStart.

Read more about Summer Housing.



Students primarily choose to eat on campus. The Rebel Market is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during Summer Sessions I & II. Students may buy a meal plan at Orientation. Buying a meal plan is cheaper than paying cash at the Rebel Market; however, students should note that unused Summer meals will not roll over to a Fall meal plan.



JumpStartArabic Flagship students are encouraged to participate in JumpStart to take advantage of the generous scholarships it offers to each participant. Space is limited; students must apply via the UM Pre-College website. JumpStart students must live on campus, purchase the JumpStart meal plan and participate in all program activities. Though JumpStart requires students to take 6 credit hours per term, Arabic Flagship students have permission to enroll in the 5-hour Arabic course for each term.


Summer 2024 Calendar

Move-In: May 27 Classes Begin: May 28
Fourth of July Break: July 4-7 Classes End: July 26

*Calendar is subject to change.