Co-curricular Component

The Arabic High School Program for 2021 will take place from June 13 to June 26, 2021. The institute will be fully virtual this summer.


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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