Swarthmore College offers courses in Arabic language, literature, and culture. The Arabic program, though based in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, is an integral part of Islamic Studies at Swarthmore. The Arabic program also supports the programs of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature.
Students of Arabic can take advantage of a rich environment for language study, including intensive introductory and intermediate language courses, chat hours with native speakers, multimedia resources, and opportunities for study abroad. The Arabic Section supports a variety of activities that help to increase familiarity with Arab culture, such as film series, guest speakers, and a weekly Arabic-language table.