Montana Arabic Summer Institute 2016



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Funded by a grant from the US National Security Agency (NSA), the Arabic Section at the University of Montana will offer a three-week intensive Arabic program for high school students. MASI 2016 will run from June 20th to July 8th. Below is brief information about MASI 2016, and more updates will be posted from time to time.

MASI 2016 will

  • include 2 Levels:
    • Level 1: No previous knowledge of Arabic
    • Level 2: Former Level 1 students OR new students who have been introduced to Arabic while in high school
  • be open to a total of 25 students (divided into the two levels)
  • be taught by experienced instructors of Arabic who hold at least MA degrees
  • start on June 20 to July 8 (from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
  • provide lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 [A "Food Allergy" form will be filled out by students/guardians after students have been accepted.]
  • cover the costs of instructional materials (i.e., textbooks and flash drives), registration fees (for students to receive 5 college credits), and T-shirts.


Applications are now accepted. Please use the navigation menu to fill out the "Student's" application and have your parent/guradian fill out the "Guardian's" form. These forms are required from all students. Recommendation letters and short essays are required from new students only; so, returning students do not need to submit essays or recommendation letters.

Housing Information

MASI 2016 is a non-residential program. Students who need housing during the program should have their parents/guaridans make arrangements for housing in Missoula.

Where will we meet?

On the first day, i.e., June 20th, we will meet in the Liberal Arts (LA) building, room 308 at 9:00 am. If you are not familiar with the UM campus, here is a map.

What to bring on the first day?

MASI will provide students with instructional materials, including a binder, handouts, a textbook, a notebook, a pen/pencil, and a flash drive. Lunch will also be provided from 12 to 1. Please make sure you have filled out the "Food Allergies" form if have been accepted to the program. It could get hot in summer; so, we recommend brining water bottles.


If you have any questions, please contact the Head of the Arabic Section & Proejct Director, Dr. Huthaily at