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 8:30AM-12:20PM with a short break every hour.
Flagship students attend at least one 30-minute tutoring session per week to practice speaking, vocabulary acquisition and key grammar concepts.
Students attend regular activities such as the weekly Arabic Table and culture club.
Students live in Pittman 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 (cafeteria) 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.
Arabic 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, including weekly meetings. Though JumpStart requires students to take 6 credit hours per term, Arabic Flagship students have permission to enroll in just the 5-hour Arabic course for each term.
Read more about JumpStart.
Summer 2020 Calendar*
|Move-In: May 26||Classes Begin: May 27|
|Fourth of July Break: July 3-5||Classes End: July 28|
*Calendar is subject to change. The holiday break may be longer, and final exams may conclude before July 28.