Arabic Flagship Program
Arabic Flagship Program

Hear from Our Students

Gwen Leonares, Second Year AFP

 "AFP complements my passion for social work, social justice, and public policy by providing a space to practice my language skills and cultural competency. I believe that being part of a community of Arabic language faculty and students - all of whom are learning and growing with you - is essential to confident communication and is useful in any career path."

Gwen 2nd Year Arabic, School of Social Work


Burroughs, Aaron

"Participating in the Arabic Summer Institute was one of my favorite memories in the flagship program because not only were we completely immersed in the language for ten weeks while being taught by incredible professors, but I got to meet and learn with amazing people from all over the world ranging in age, background, and perspective. And spending the summer in my favorite city of Austin, Texas was also a major plus."

Aaron 2nd Year Arabic, Department of International Relations and Global Studies



Sally Schmitt Website"I enjoy studying Arabic because it forces me to think in a way that is completely different than every other subject while learning a lot about other cultures. I study Business and hope to use my Arabic to conduct business on an international level."

Sally 3rd Year Arabic, McCombs School of Business


The Student Experience with Marie Sells

Marie Sells, a third year Arabic student in the AFP, speaks on her experience in an intensive language program, participating in the summer abroad program in Morocco, and the various opportunities available to scholars in the AFP. Oh, and did we mention she does this completely in Arabic? Check it out!


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    Department of Middle Eastern Studies
    204 W 21st Street
    F9400, CAL 528
    Austin, Texas 78712
    (512) 471-1724

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