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Internship for students of Arabic






100% coursework (graded on pass/fail basis)






Elective Course

This course offers students an internship learning experience by allowing them to take their classroom knowledge into the community. Students will have an opportunity for experimental learning, earn credits and engage in a rich experience while working in an organization that demonstrates a real impact on society. The internship experience draws on the Arabic Programme coursework to encourage students to apply their classroom knowledge to work in organizations that demonstrate the use of Arabic in the community. Internships may be conducted at any point between the summer before a student enters Year 2 and the second semester of Year 4. The duration of the internship will depend on the arrangement made between the student and the organization but should involve approx. 120 contact hours of committed service for the host organization. Internships can be conducted during the semester or at full-time equivalent during the lecture-free period. Staffing resources and operations mechanisms allowing, students will be assessed by the organization contact throughout the duration of the internship and will also, if possible, receive a letter of reference from the organization at the end of the internship. A written report (800-1000 words in Arabic or English) with a description, critical assessment of and reflection on the internship experience will be assessed by the course coordinator at HKU. Students are asked to make their own internship arrangements with an organization of their choice in liaison with the course coordinator at the Arabic Programme of HKU.


Refai Amjad

Refai, Amjad

Assistant Lecturer

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