An official language of the United Nations and in twenty-two countries, with an estimated 300 million people as its native speakers. Arabic performs two functions: communicative and religious. Because it is the language of the Quran, over one billion Muslims around the world use Arabic in some religious capacity. But, most importantly, young Americans learn Arabic because it is the key to any cultural exchange and understanding.
The Arabic faculty at MSU provide a nationally competitive program that equips students with excellent communicative skills necessary to engage within a globally expanding Arabic speaking community.