You are here

Arabic Summer Institute

Complete three courses in only twelve weeks at the Arabic Summer Institute

The Studies in Islam program is proud to bring back its Arabic Summer Institute for Spring 2017! 


  • **CLASS CANCELLATION** SI 101R and SI 102R have been cancelled for Spring term 2017 
  • For the Spring 2017 term, the Arabic Summer Institute will run one Arab Culture course,
  • Earn a full term language credit in 6 weeks
  • Earn a full term culture credit in 12 weeks
  • We are Canada's first ever intensive academic Arabic language program
  • Credits earned can be applied to a Certificate in Arabic Language or the Global Experience Certificate (University of Waterloo students only)
  • Explore Arab culture, cultivate cultural competence, and promote intercultural education while you learn Modern Standard Arabic 

Explore Arabic language and culture at the Studies in Islam Arabic Summer Institute where course offerings are tailored to the needs of undergraduate, graduate, post and non degree students. Currently, our Arabic language courses are offered for credit at the introductory level and represent a unique opportunity for students to rapidly increase their level of fluency.  

Each 6 week intensive language class is equivalent to one term of study with a full 0.5 credit. In addition to language classes, we also offer a 12 week Arab Culture course for credit.

Our Spring 2017 course schedule can be viewed here!   

Please note that our course offerings are subject to enrolment numbers. 

Important Dates:         Spring 2017

Application deadline: March 3

  • All documents must be submitted by March 31

Drop/add period begins: March 27 

  • Current students can course select Jan. 24 - Jan. 31

Spring 2017 classes begin May 1

Please note: Current SI 101R students interested in registering for SI 102R in Spring term will need to contact Renison's Registrar's Office so that we can register you manually.  Please contact Erin McKechnie at emckechnie@uwaterloo.ca or by phone at 519-884-4404 Ext. 28627.