Want to learn Arabic in a dynamic, immersive environment? The Intensive Arabic Semester offers you the opportunity to learn spoken Arabic on a highly professional level while immersing yourself in the local Jewish and Arab culture. In conjunction with learning the language, you will also explore a wide selection of fascinating courses in various topics relating to Jewish and Middle Eastern studies.
While the program is based at Kibbutz Barkai in northwest Israel, you will practice your Arabic and fully immerse yourself in the language and culture, while interacting with the Arab community in the city of Baqa-Al Gharbiyya. There with your host family you will be able to “give back” to the community while actively practicing your Arabic in its natural surroundings.
The program is for anyone 18 and older and from any background or religion.