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Learn and consolidate your level in modern standards Arabic! Increase your awareness of the North-African region! Start your journey as a Global Citizen!


  • Tunisian life during a homestay
  • Certified Intensive Modern Standard Arabic Course
  • Intercultural Learning
  • Cultural excursions and Outdoors activities
  • Social and leisure activities
  • New international friends
  • Tunisian culture and Tounsi Dialect


The participants will spend the four weeks in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, where they will attend Intensive classroom instructions of Modern Standard Arabic at the “Institut Bourguiba des Langues Vivantes”, from Monday to Friday, totaling 100 hours of teaching. A well-renowned institute, our students will also be able to mingle with other students from all over the world who will have chosen this same Institute to learn and/or consolidate their language proficiency.    

Also, most Tunisian speak French and Arabic. The students will be able to practice their Arabic skills besides classes, and discover the Tunisian culture and traditions

Exploring the Area:

The Culture of Tunisia is a product of more than 3000 years of history and an important multi-ethnic influx.

During their stay in Tunisia, the participants will also approach the culture and history through several outdoor activities, organized by AFS, in Tunis, the surrounding area, and the country. This will be mainly done through excursions which will be organized during two weekends.

The first excursion will allow the students to explore our capital, starting with Medina, Carthage with its one of a kind Punic Port, archaeological sites, and museum(s), Sidi Bou Said Village.

The second excursion, a week-end long excursion, will allow our students to visit a place well known for its pristine beaches, history and archaeological site. Throughout their time in Tunisia, the students will have the opportunity to live with host families and have the incredible experience of immersing themselves in the local lifestyles. Also, they will have the opportunity to meet our AFS Volunteers whose only wish will be to share with them the hidden gems of our capital and of our country.

Eligibility Requirements


15-17 Years old


– Medium English

Basic to Medium English will ensure you can enjoy the program and are able to interact with the other multinational participants. No knowledge of French and/ or Tunsi is needed upon arrival; a brief introduction to basic greetings and everyday vocabulary in Tunsi will be given at the arrival orientation.