Domestic and Hybrid Programs - Arabic

1st-Year Arabic

8 weeks in Pittsburgh

SLI's programs are moving online for the summer 2020! Learn more about our plans for "Virtual SLI" here:

Arabic at the beginning level taught at the SLI provide the equivalent of an academic year's worth of study. Classes meet by video-conference, Monday - Friday from 11am to 4:30 pm ET (Pittsburgh time). In addition to intensive language classes, students also attend Arabic films, lectures on politics and culture, and a series of masterclasses featuring art, movement, and cuisine. Students will learn Modern Standard Arabic and the Levantine dialect.

SLI applications are now closed as all programs are in session. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us about your language learning goals for summer 2021!

8 weeks: June 15-August 7, 2020 (please note these dates are updated as of 3/17)
Academic Credit: 
8 credits
Available to undergraduate and graduate Pitt & non-Pitt students, working professionals, and retirees
Cultural Programs: 

SLI domestic programs include a robust program of cultural activities centering around food, music, art, film, and movement culture of the SLI language regions.




SLI is moving online for summer 2020 and will not be arranging accommodations for participants this year.

Funding Opportunity: 

Summer Language Institute Scholarships:
$1,000 to a maximum award of $5,000

All are eligible

Complete the SLI Scholarship Questionnaire on the application and include a letter of recommendation from a professor or professional supervisor with your application.

Though the "priority deadline" for scholarships has passed, many SLI language programs still have scholarship funds available. Students may continue to apply for admission and SLI scholarships until mid-May or until scholarship funds are depleted. Applicants interested in scholarship funding are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Program Fee: 

$6,208 + $100 computing fee

Note: Cost does not include accommodations or meals. Applicants who are not currently enrolled at Pitt will have to pay a additional $45 fee after acceptance but before enrolling in order to get set up with a student account.