Summer Arabic Intensive
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How to Apply

Submit your completed application, along with the $50 non-refundable application fee, to Zaytuna College. Our online application can be accessed here. The admissions committee will review your application and email you their decision (acceptance, denial, or placement on the waiting-list). Once accepted, your admission will be confirmed when you pay your deposit by March 15, 2015 (see payment schedule below).

Tuition and Housing Fees back to top

Program costs include housing and tuition (including textbooks), and we also offer a tuition-only option. Housing fees vary according to type of room (single or double). Student preferences will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Option A: Single Room
    $3,000 tuition, $3,800 housing, $110 books, $500 refundable housing deposit, $75 refundable key deposit (includes tuition, textbooks, housing, and refundable housing and key deposits)
  • Option B: Double Room
    $3,000 tuition, $3,000 housing, $110 books, $500 refundable housing deposit, $75 refundable key deposit (includes tuition, textbooks, housing, and refundable housing and key deposits)
  • Option C: Tuition Only
    $3,110 (includes tuition and textbooks)

Unfortunately, financial aid is not available for the Summer Arabic Intensive.

Application Deadlines back to top

November 1 2014 Priority Application Deadline
January 15, 2015 Final Application Deadline


Payment back to top

The Zaytuna Summer Arabic Intensive is one of the nation's most popular summer language programs, and admitted students can secure their seat only by making their deposit by March 15 (see table below). Students accepted after March 15 must make a deposit within 1 week to secure their seats.

The remaining fee balance must be paid by May 1. Failure to do so may result in removal from the program roster to accommodate students on the waiting list.

Payments may be made by credit card, mailing checks, cashier's checks, or money orders to Zaytuna College all need to be accompanied by a Payment F orm. Checks and money orders are to be sent to: Zaytuna College Summer Arabic Intensive, Accounting Office, 2401 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709. Credit card payments can be sent to or by phone at 510.984.2387.

Payment Schedule

Tuition and housing costs are payable by check or credit card; please indicate on the check or on the credit card payment form whether the payment is for tuition or for tuition and housing. Students may also make a one-time lump sum payment for the total program cost.


Summer Arabic Intensive Fees
Total Tuition
Due by March 15
Due by May 1


Summer Arabic Intensive
Total Rent (excluding deposit)
Refundable Housing Deposit *
Key Deposit
Total (rent and deposit) due by March 15
Rent due by May 1
Double Occupancy
Single Occupancy

*The refundable housing deposit must be paid by March 15, along with at least $1,000 of the rent, for a total minimum payment of $1,500. The $500 deposit will be returned within 30 days after the end of the Summer Arabic Intensive program, less any damages (if applicable).

Refund Policy

We understand that students enrolled in the Summer Arabic Intensive program may decide to withdraw from the program for any number of reasons, so our refund policy is designed to minimize the financial loss for students. If students withdraw from the program before the first day of classes (June 21, 2015), we will refund the full tuition and housing fees paid.

If students withdraw from the program after classes start, but before July 12, 2015, they will receive a prorated refund for tuition and housing fees paid for the remainder of the program. No refunds will be made for withdrawal after July 12, 2015.  Refunds are calculated starting the next business day after the student makes a refund request and leaves the program. For example, if the student requests a refund on Monday, the refund will be for all tuition and housing starting Tuesday.

The refund amount is based on days of instruction and will be as follows: for students not living in Zaytuna housing, the tuition refund amount will be $103.45 per day ($3,000/29 days) for the remaining days of the program; for students living in Zaytuna housing in double-occupancy rooms, the refund amount be $206.89 per day ($6,000/29 days); and for students living in single-occupancy housing, the refund amount will be $234.48 per day ($6,800/29 days). Refunds will be paid within 30 calendar days after the student makes a refund request and leaves the program. Refunds will only be paid to the person from whom the funds originated.  

Program at a Glance

  • 6 weeks of study, 5 days a week (June 21 to July 31, 2015)
  • A stimulating curriculum designed around classical Arabic texts
  • Equivalent to one year of university-level Arabic (150 contact hours)
  • Comfortable accommodations in the heart of diverse Berkeley, California
  • A daily rhythm that aligns with the pattern of Muslim religious life
  • Enriching visiting lectures by distinguished scholars


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