Eligibility & Proficiency Requirement


The Arabic Flagship Program is a rigorous program designed to help students develop superior language skills while pursuing an academic degree program of their choice. The selection process for the Arabic Flagship Program is competitive. Selected students will be eligible for merit-based scholarships, specialized study opportunities domestically and overseas, as well as extra academic support. 

Applicants applying to the Arabic Flagship Program must: 

  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents 
  • Be undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Arizona with excellent academic records 
  • Demonstrate commitment to reaching professional Arabic fluency 
  • Be positive and enthusiastic members of the Arabic Flagship Program. 
  • Submit completed program application, including two required essays 
  • Submit an instructor’s letter of recommendation to arizona-flagship@email.arizona.edu

Program Requirements

To remain in good standing in the Arabic Flagship Program participants are responsible for:  


  • Registering with the Flagship Student Certification System (SCS). This system aids in monitoring your progress, preparing you for your overseas experience, and getting ready for your official Flagship certification upon completion of the program. 
  • Follow an approved program of study 
  • Obtain a B+ or above in Arabic language classes 
  • Obtain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 
  • Attend required tutoring sessions 
  • Complete all proficiency testing and evaluation requirements 
  • Demonstrate a commitment in completing the entire Flagship program, including the Capstone portion of the program 

Peer interaction

  • Meet with peer language partner regularly and as designated by the program 
  • Attend all required student meetings 
  • Participate in at least THREE Arabic Flagship cultural activities during the semester 

Financial support information

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) to the Program. All Flagship program participants are required to complete a FASFA in order to ensure that students are aware of any federal funding opportunities available.

Because acceptance into the Arabic Flagship Program is conditional, failure to fulfill your responsibilities as a program participant will affect your overall status. Both the Flagship Director and Program Coordinator meet with students at the beginning, middle, and end of each semester to discuss their standing in the program. This includes proficiency progress, course requirements, scholarship opportunities, and utilization of learning resources. 

The faculty and staff of the Arabic Flagship Program are committed to supporting dedicated students. If at any time you find yourself struggling to fulfill your responsibilities, please contact Academic Director, Dr. Shiri immediately to design a plan to manage their academic success.