Co-curricular Component

The Arabic High School Program for 2023 will take place from June 11 to June 24, 2023. The institute will be fully face-to-face this summer unless regulations change.


At SILMW, the learning experience takes place in and beyond the classroom. Students will participate in a wide array of integrated, daily activities while at U of I. The goal of the co-curricular activities is to give students an opportunity to reinforce the language skills they acquire in the classroom and become culturally competent in the target language.

Weekly co-curricular activities

(attended jointly with U of I students)

Monday: Cultural presentations

Tuesday: Arabic conversation table

Wednesday: Arabic movie night

Thursday: Arabic cooking workshop

Special events:

  • University campus and library tour
  • Arabic calligraphy workshop
  • Ramadan Iftar
  • Game night
  • Arabic-style guitar workshop
  • Central Illinois Mosque & Islamic Center field trip
  • Visit to Spurlock Museum
  • Henna tattoo workshop
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