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UF in Fez - Arabic Language
Fez, Morocco (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer C
Budget Sheets Summer C
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer C 2016 03/18/2016 03/18/2016 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor: Lauren Strange
Type of Credit:
Open to non-UF students:
Program Type:
UF Sponsored
Fine Arts Participating Colleges: University-wide
Program Description:

UF in Fez

Arabic Language
Summer C: TBA


About the Program

The Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF) offers you the opportunity to earn 11 credit hours while spending nine weeks in Fez, Morocco. Highlights include small classes of 3 to 8 students, access to the ALIF library with texts on Arab, North African, and Islamic Sstudies, and a campus that is location in a large Moorish-style villa surrounded by an oasis-like setting.

About the Location

Fez, Morocco is a fascinating city where the old and new worlds coexist in perfect harmony.


Following arrival, you may arrange for walking tours and optional extended field trips that match your special interests, at an additional cost. An added activity during the summer session is the World Sacred Music Festival, held annually in Fez: Air travel takes one to Casablanca, Marrakesh, Tangier, Agadier, or on to the European continent before or after the program.


You will be housed in a homestay with with a Moroccan family, including meals. Optional meal plans are also available locally through ALIF.


Learn the Arabic Language During Summer Study.

Learn the Moroccan Dialect.

Discover the Museum-Like City of Fez, One of the Oldest and Most Vibrant Cities in the Muslim World.

Discover the Oldest University in the World, Al-Qarawiyyin, founded in 859 by Fatima al-Fihri.

Experience a New Culture, New Cuisine, and a New Way of Life.

Course Information

Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Courses are taught by UF and ALIF faculty.

Arab Culture through Film (1 UF GPA credit - Taught by UF Faculty)

Language Instruction in Modern Standard Arabic (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Upper Advanced)  8-10 Transfer credits - Taught by ALIF Faculty (180 hours, 4 hrs/day, 5 days/wk for 9 weeks.)

Total Number of Credits Offered: 13


  • students in good standing
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • essay
  • recent transcript

Fez MapFinancial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.
Diamond Study Abroad Scholarship:

2016 Pricing

2016 Undergraduate Program Fee: TBA

FezA $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.

What's Included:

Tuition for up to 11 credits, homestay, 3 daily meals, orientation, language instruction, ALIF library membership, access to listening stations, seminars, and audio tape collection at ALIF, international health insurance, and medical emergency assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.


UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Lauren Strange

Faculty Program Director
Dr. Soraya Bougettaya