The Co-Corricular Component

At SILMW, the learning experience takes place in and beyond the classroom. Students will participate in a wide array of integrated, daily activities while at U of I. The goal of the co-curricular activities is to give students an opportunity to reinforce the language skills they acquire in the classroom and become culturally competent in the target language.

Weekly co-curricular activities (attended jointly with U of I students):

Monday: Cultural presentations

Tuesday: Arabic conversation table

Wednesday: Arabic movie night

Thursday: Arabic cooking workshop

Special events:

  • University campus and library tour
  • Arabic calligraphy workshop
  • Ramadan Iftar
  • Game night
  • Arabic-style guitar workshop
  • Central Illinois Mosque & Islamic Center field trip
  • Visit to Spurlock Museum
  • Henna tattoo workshop