Budding linguist? Discover what you can do when you give up English for four weeks. And get credit for it!

Villagers in four-week high school credit-bearing sessions gain an academic year’s worth of language and culture skills through an immersion experience embedded in daily life, featuring a variety of cultural activities as well as formal study and assessment (minimum of 180 instructional hours; accredited by AdvancED). Emphasis is on literacy and oracy. This program is open to students entering grades 9-12, and is open to all proficiency levels.

The credit program at Al-Wāḥa is a challenging and rewarding experience. Every activity is conducted in Arabic, providing an opportunity to learn more of the language within a cultural context. Every two weeks, the credit villagers take exams, and almost every night they have homework. Many of the final projects are kept in Al-Wāḥa as Arabic decorations or for teaching purposes, and serve as a great reminder of credit villagers’ lasting impact on the program.

Typical Day​                                   

Time Activity
7:15 a.m. Wake up
7:45 a.m. Flag raising/Stretches
7:55 a.m. Meet outside Al-Qods (the dining hall)
8 a.m. Breakfast
8:45-9:10 a.m. Village/Cabin cleaning
9:15-10:10 a.m. Moghamara 1 (first class)
10:20-11:15 a.m. Sports activity
11:20 Snack
11:35 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Moghamara 2 (second class)
12:45 p.m. Meet outside Al-Qods (the dining hall)
12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Nap
2:45-4 p.m. Free time (snack at 3:45 p.m.)
4:05-5 p.m. Cultural activity
5:05-5:40 p.m. Song time
5:45-6:30 p.m. Moghamara 3 (third class)
6:30-7:15 p.m. Study hall
7:20-8:20 p.m. Night program
8:30 p.m. Dinner
9:35 p.m. Cabin council
10 p.m. Lights out