Summer Intensive Language Program at AFKAR Academy in Jordan

The National Council, in collaboration with AFKAR Academy, is pleased to announce a 2013 Summer Intensive Arabic Program to be held at Yarmouk University, Jordan, from June 9 to July 19, 2013. Students will spend six weeks in the historic city of Irbid taking part in intensive Arabic language study.

The program offers 16 in-class contact hours of Arabic language instruction per week for six weeks, as well as 10 hours weekly with language partners in small groups to practice learned material and learn survival Jordanian Arabic. This program is ideal for students seeking to further their proficiency in Arabic language and exposure to Arab culture. Students enrolling in this program should be able to obtain the equivalent of 6 college level credit hours in Arabic.

Students who have finished one year of Arabic study or more are especially encouraged to apply. While the Program accepts applications from students with no prior knowledge of Arabic, priority will be given to students who have previous exposure to Arabic language and culture.

Program Dates:

June 9 – July 19, 2013


The program fee is $4900.00. The fee includes:

1. Housing (double occupancy) and Tuition (6 credit hours).

2. 10 hours per week with language partners.

3. Cultural activities.

4. Program trips.

5. For single-occupancy rooms, additional $400 will be added to the program cost.

How to Apply:

Applications are available through the link below or can be obtained by emailing Megan Geissler at

2013 Afkar Academy Application (.pdf)

Students should submit completed applications to the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (contact coordinates below). Applications are due May 1, 2013.

Megan Geissler
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
1730 M St. NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-293-6466

For More Information:


or contact Megan Geissler at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (contact coordinates above).