Your Summer of Intensive Study

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The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies will be offering a rich variety of online courses in Summer 2021. 
Complete a full year of intensive language study in ten weeks!
Enjoy rich cultural programming!
Course Dates: June 7 - August 13, 2021
The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies offers intensive, ten-week summer programs in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, in addition to a two-week Hindi-Urdu program. Our summer courses are open to both University of Minnesota students and non-UMN students. In our ten-week summer program, students cover two semesters of language training. Three hours of instruction for five days a week are supplemented by rich cultural programming. 

Why Study Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures in Minnesota? 

Our Asian and Middle Eastern language programs are established and vibrant. They have developed a strong reputation for delivering high-level instruction that empowers students to become effective, confident users of the language of instruction. 

Our summer programs take place at the University of Minnesota campus in the heart of the vibrant Twin Cities. The metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul is home to a large number of immigrant communities. You will find native speakers of your Asian/Arabic language within and beyond the university community, and a rich variety of activities and events to enjoy on campus and in the Twin Cities.  



Registration opens on February 25, 2021 for current University of Minnesota students, and on March 4, 2021 for non-UMN students. UMN students register for summer in the same manner they register for any other semester. 

Non-UMN students may register as a "non-degree seeking student" for summer courses as long as they meet the pre-requisites and there are seats available. Non-degree seeking students are not typically eligible for financial aid. To learn more about registering as a non-degree seeking student, please refer to the dedicated One Stop page.

Information about summer term tuition and fees is available here.

To register for the two-week Hindi-Urdu program, please visit the dedicated Hindi-Urdu page on this website. 


Contact Address

Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies  
220 Folwell Hall
9 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455