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Arabic Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New London, CT, United States
Our language courses emphasize speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and content courses are interdisciplinary. Learning Arabic promotes cultural and international understanding and prepares you to be a global citizen. The Arabic Studies program is offered by Connecticut College.
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Overview

Personalized learning

Does learning Arabic Studies seem daunting? The Connecticut College supportive learning community is here to help. A wide range of activities will immerse you in the language and culture of the Arab world, making learning easier. You'll form study groups with other students, work with tutors, practice with classmates and learn from faculty who are invested in student success.

Internships and service learning

You can teach language to children at the Regional Multicultural Magnet School in New London and recite Arabic poetry with faculty on the College's Night of International Poetry. The College also organizes visits to New York City museums and cultural destinations, and you'll practice Arabic calligraphy and henna in cultural workshops.

Special Opportunities

You may wish to join the Yalla Bina Arabic Club, a student-led organization that celebrates the Middle Eastern region and its people and seeks to foster an awareness of the peoples, histories and cultures of the Middle East on campus. Advanced-level Arabic language students have the opportunity to become Language Fellows and plan co-curricular and extracurricular events.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary arabic
  • Arabic Women Writers
  • Modern Arabic Literature
  • Intermediate Arabic

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • School report: includes (1) college counselor recommendation, (2) official secondary school transcript with first term (quarter or trimester) grades for the current academic year and (3) mid-year report with updated grades as soon as they are available
  • Two academic teacher recommendations (preferably from junior or senior year)
  • Common Application Early Decision Agreement Form for EDI & EDII applicants (signed by ED applicant, college counselor and parent or legal guardian) submitted via your Common Application account
  • If English is not your native language: the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE is required.
  • All non-US citizens must submit a Certification of Finances for International Students (pdf)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    75315 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75315 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    75315 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75315 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New London

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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