The intensive model of the UMD Summer Institute aims to create an environment where students are immersed in the language and culture of their target program full time. Beyond their classes, students will participate in a wide array of integrated cultural activities throughout the week: film screenings, lectures and activities in Arabic and Persian, and a workshop and lecture series focusing on the intricacies of language learning and future opportunities for critical language learners.
Additionally, students will enjoy field trips, culturally relevant celebrations, and meals, in addition to time with language partners. This will give them the opportunity to actively use their new skills as well as become culturally competent in the languages they seek to learn.
Previous Cultural Activities have included the following: