BYU Arabic Language Camp

2019 Calendar

March 15 - Application period opens

April 19 - Application deadline

April 22 - Applicants will be notified if accepted or denied 

May 24 - Registration & program fee deadline

June 24 - First day of camp

"The Arabic camp was the best thing our daughter has done. Thank you for exposing her to such a life changing experience."

2019 BYU Arabic Camp

Applications Now Open!

The BYU Arabic Language Camp draws students from across the nation and beyond to spend three weeks learning and living Arabic language and culture. Under the tutelage of expert instructors, students will learn to communicate confidently in Arabic face-to-face as well as diving into the world of Facebook, Twitter, and Whatsapp as used by Arabs.

Students participate according to their ability in one of four levels:

Level 1

No previous Arabic

Level 2

Mastery of the script; will begin with Al-Kitaab Lesson 2

Level 3

Will begin with Al-Kitaab Lesson 6

Level 4

Will begin with Al-Kitaab Lesson 14

The fee for the program is currently $1,750. Generous need-based funding from Qatar Foundation International (QFI) is now available to help with these costs, and members of the QFI Arabic Honor Society can also apply for scholarships on their website. Please contact the camp director (matthew.bird@byu.edu) to learn more.  

اهلاً وسهلاً في جامعة بريغام يونغ!

What will I do?

  • Fun, interactive learning experiences
  • Hands-on cultural experiences, including delicious food
  • Build proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Get a jumpstart on Arabic in college
  • Learn valuable study skills
  • Earn up to a year of first- or second-year high school Arabic credit (univ. credit also an option).
  • Increase your chances of funded overseas study
  • Make great friends from all across the U.S. and the Arab world

Expectations

  • All students who participate in the program are required to live according to the BYU Honor Code. We have found that this is good training for students bound for the Arab world, that they become sensitive to respecting the beliefs of others.

Attend Arabic Day Camp!

Youth ages 10–18 years old have the opportunity to join us for a day of Arabic classes and activities on July 8. Registration will open early May!

Contact Us

Business Hours

Monday–Friday (except holidays)
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. mountain time

Street Address

Harman Continuing Education Building (HCEB)
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 84602

Travel Directions

Program Office

BYU Arabic Language Camp
253 HCEB
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 84602

Program Director
801-422-4473
matthew.bird@byu.edu

Program Administrator
801-422-0949
taylor.morris@byu.edu

Registration Office

BYU Arabic Language Camp Registration
116 HCEB
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 84602

Local: 801-422-8925
Toll-free: 1-877-221-6716