Summer Intensive Programs

Summer Intensive Programs


Every summer, AALIM offers four, six and eight-week sessions of intensive Arabic courses in a small group setting. Join us in Meknes for a summer of small group classes, travel, activities, and intensive Arabic at AALIM! Students must apply by May 24th, 2024.



  • Term 1 June 3 - June 28
  • Term 2 July 1 - July 26

*Enroll based on term length, or choose based on program start date, below

Program LengthStart date
4 Weeks (Session 1)*June 3 – June 28
6 WeeksJune 3 – July 12
4 Weeks (Session 2)*July 1 – July 26
8 WeeksJune 3 – July 26

*Both 4-week sessions are the same in terms of structure and programming; choose based on start date.

Small Classes, Personalized and Intensive Instruction

Each class size depends on enrollment as well as placement tests but we limit sections to eight students. The number of hours each class meets per week may additionally fluctuate with the size of the class, with more intensive and larger classes meeting 4 hours daily for a total of 80+ contact hours with a language instructor per session. One-on-one intensive instruction generally meets for two hours daily.

Alternatively, if these dates don’t fit your schedule or if you’d like to cover several semesters of content, have additional language learning goals in mind, or want extra time to explore Morocco, you can customize the length of your summer study. If you have any questions or don’t see your desired study dates below, please get in touch!

No matter when you begin, you’ll start off with orientation, a placement test, then get settled with your homestay family and join your group class.





  • 4 weeks $3000
  • 6 weeks $4100
  • 8 weeks $5100


  • Orientation session

  • Placement exam at the AALIM Institute in Meknes

  • Academic Program

    • 4 hours of MSA classes per day,

    • 3 hours of colloquial Arabic weekly (optional)

  • Teaching assistant outside of classroom hours

  • 3 hours per week of language partner conversation

  • Cultural activities each week: lectures, music performances, calligraphy workshop, Arabic movies, cooking classes (specific activities vary annually and from program to program)

  • Lodging, double occupancy in Moroccan host families

    • Single rooms available for additional payment

  • 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner)
    • AALIM works to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies in your homestay

  • 2 daytime excursions within Meknes

  • 2 one-day trips for programs 6 weeks and longer & 1 one-day trip for 4 week programs:

    • Day trip to Volubilis (Roman ruins) and Moulay Idriss, plus one other trip (i.e. Rabat, the Berber mountain village of Chefchaouen, the seaside village of Asila, or another destination)

  • Official transcript and certificate of study

  • Farewell party

Not included

Airfare to and from Morocco; transportation within Morocco (except for group day trips); textbooks; 3rd daily meal; personal expenses; medical expenses. Some of these services are available at a supplementary cost (see FAQs).

Please Note 

Orientation and placement exams will be the day prior to the start of the program. Depending on changing COVID-19 testing and precautionary measures, please plan to arrive in-country at least 1 day ahead of your planned start date. We recommend consulting with AALIM staff as you make travel arrangements.

Ready to start your Summer Program with AALIM?