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The Arabic language courses combine Modern Standard and Levantine colloquial Arabic. This model enables students to engage verbally with the local population in our off-campus study site in Jordan and with Arabic speakers on campus. In addition, it provides them with instruction in the written language common to the Arabic-speaking world. Upper-level Arabic courses are part of the GLCA Shared Languages Program which allows Earlham students to take courses with Arabic professors at other participating GLCA schools, significantly increasing the course offerings for students at the advanced level.

Because of Earlham’s connections in the Middle East, there are always a number of Arabic speaking students on campus. These native speakers provide a rich resource for the students who choose to study the language.

Earlham also has an interdisciplinary program in Middle East Studies.