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Intensive MSA Program العربية الفصحى

 The Intensive Arabic Language Program, offered during the summer, are four-week modular courses that focus on Modern Standard Arabic (the written language). 

July 31 - August 24, 2017

Registration deadline: July 20th, 2017

 (Course level openings dependent on registration)


Classes meet four days a week, six hours each day, and students can expect several hours of homework every day. In order to provide an opportunity for students to actually speak Arabic and immerse in the culture, students will go on weekly field trips to visit locations of interest in Arab communities in the northern parts of Israel. An afternoon homework club is available for students who are interested in receiving extra help with their studies from local students.

The courses are taught in English and are designed for beginners who have never studied the language (Elementary I), for student's who have already had some exposure to the Arabic language (Elementary II), and for students who have already taken formal Arabic lessons (Intermediate I). Acceptance to the program is conditional upon completing a placement exam by May 1, 2018. Only students who fit the offered course levels (Elementary I, II, and Intermediate I) will be accepted into the summer program.

The Arabic Language Program awards 5 academic credits.
Scholarships are available for each session!

Course Syllabus - Elementary I
Course Syllabus - Elementary II 

Co-Curricular Activities

Each summer we offer a wide range of social activities, including  trips, lectures, and celebrations.  Participation is optional.

Tution and Fees

For Intensive Arabic Language Program tuition and fees, please click here

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For information regarding scholarships and financial aid, please click here.


Students are welcome to live in the dormitory facilities on campus.


The Intensive Arabic Course is open to all students above the age of 18 with a high school diploma, as well as adult learners. Please click here for application process and deadlines.

Placement Exam

Click here to download the Prior Knowledge Questionnaire & Placement exam. 

Meet Our Student


Daliza Carela

Fall 2015

Suny Albany New York.

Why Haifa? One the reasons why I came were because of the program offered by my University.

I have began taking Arabic for a semester back home... significant portion of the population is Arabic speaking and I heard about the diversity of the city and wanted to come to Israel. 

What is the International School for me?  A place where I am constantly challenged to learn.