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Summer Language Institute

The Department of Middle East Studies participates in the LSA Summer Language Institute during the Spring and Summer terms. Language courses in Hebrew and Arabic are typically offered. Intensive courses condense one or two terms of language study into either a four or eight week format; they provide an excellent means for students to prepare for a program of study, internship, study abroad experience, graduate school, or expanded career opportunities.

2019 Courses

Eight Week Spring 2019
  • HEBREW 203.101: Intensive Intermediate Modern Hebrew - May 7 - July 1, 2019

Summer 2019

  • ARABIC 203.201: Intensive Intermediate Arabic - June 3 - July 26, 2019
  • ARABIC 401.201: Advanced Arabic I - June 3- June 28, 2019
  • ARABIC 402.201: Advanced Arabic II - July 1- July 26, 2019

Types of Admission

SLI courses are open to all types of students-- enrolled UM undergraduate/graduate students, upper-level high school students, members of the community, UM professors and staff, and others. 

Credit/Tuition

Students who choose this option plan to take an SLI course for transcript/university credit. They will pay tuition and will have the course and the grade earned recorded on a University of Michigan transcript at the conclusion of the course.

UM students wishing to take a course for credit should email
NES-SummerLanguageInstitute@umich.edu to request an override. The email should include the following:

  • student's full name
  • uniqname
  • ID number
  • language background (if any) 
  • a brief explanation of what course s/he wishes  to take and why

Non-UM students wishing to take a course for credit should visit lsa.umich.edu/sli for more information on the application process. 

No Credit/Program Fee

Students who choose this option do not want to receive credit and simply want to gain proficiency in the language. They will pay a program fee (posted by credits on the SLI website) and receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course. No transcript proof of taking the course will be available. 

Students (both UM and non-UM) wishing to take the course as program fee/not for credit through the LSA Summer Language Institute should visit lsa.umich.edu/sli for more information on the application process.