Housing for the Arabic Intensive
Housing for the students of the Summer Arabic Intensive program will be provided by Zaytuna College as part of the program package. The Zaytuna Arabic Intensive housing is a cost-efficient convenience that is intended to reduce student stress load upon arrival, create a communal feeling among program students, and facilitate maximum acquisition of Arabic language skills. While students are not required to reside in the Arabic Intensive housing, Zaytuna College strongly encourages all students, including those living in the local Bay Area, to take advantage of the summer housing facilities arranged by the program. Students are also encouraged to visit the College Life section of this website to learn more about living and studying in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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If you would like to share a room with friends or family members who will also be studying in the Summer Arabic Intensive, you may request up to two roommates on the Application for Admission. However, please note that space is limited and applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, roommate preferences cannot be guaranteed.
Arrival & Orientation Session
A mandatory orientation session will be held after arrival and prior to the start of the class. The orientation includes a formal welcome, an introduction to the program and accommodations, a discussion of student policies, student intake, placement exam, and information about student life in Berkeley. It is crucial that students be present for orientation. Detailed timings and arrival information will be provided after admissions in March.
Policy on Late Arrivals / Early Departures
The Zaytuna Summer Arabic Intensive program requires 100 percent attendance from the first to the last day of classes. Though we recognize that emergency circumstances may arise, promptness and timeliness are strongly encouraged, due to the intensive nature of the program.
Similarly, the Zaytuna Arabic Intensive faculty and staff understand that schedules at students' home universities or places of employment may require early departure. In such circumstances, please note this on your application in order to allow us to make advance preparations. Please note, however, that priority may be given to students who are able to stay for the entire term.
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