DC Internationals MESALI

Washington DC International School and Institute -- Foreign Language Classes, Morocco Cultural Trips, and Performances

Morocco Cultural Trip Open to the Public: October 11-20 2024

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ONLINE Summer Critical Languages Institute

June 3 - August 12, 2024

Program Description

In response to the government, NGO, and private sector increased demand for professional and practical skills in critical languages, DC Internationals MESALI has established the MESALI Language Institute. MESALI offers 120 hours of intensive instruction in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Korean, Kurdish, Persian, Spanish, Russian, and Urdu. View DCI MESALI's Summer Language Institute course schedule. Located in the nation’s Capital, the 120 hour program offers morning and afternoon time options, enabling students to work and or hold internships. The 120 hour course meets the language course requirements for Fulbright Scholars and  Boren Fellows.  Both 90 and 60 hour programs are available in the evenings.

Why you should choose MESALI

MESALI professors comprise a rich variety of native speakers with decades of professional training experience. They offer cutting edge language skills and custom tailored instruction for those preparing to take the foreign service officer language exam; providing the MESALI bump to those waiting on the FSO waiting list. They train and provide official assessments to Fulbright, Boren, FLAS, and other scholarship applicants, as well as university students seeking language placement examinations and waivers. For decades, they developed official language materials for the U.S. government, and official written translations and live interpretation. Our highly trained and qualified staff apply standards of the Inter-agency Language Roundtable and the American Councils for International Education.

Application Process

Electronic and mailed applications must be postmarked NO later than May 1 11:59 PM EST.  Electronic applications must be emailed to ross@dcinternationals.com.    Given the rolling admissions, MESALI will inform students as they apply or by the application deadline whether they were accepted.  Due to competition, high-demand, and small class size, we offer a rolling admissions policy, hence urge applicants to apply early to secure admission. The 90 and 60 hour courses only require payment by check and a filled out application, no documents.

Electronic or Hard Copy Documents Required for 120 hour Intensive courses:

1. One page Statement of purpose
2. Scanned Photocopy of most recent undergraduate or graduate school transcript.
3. Fill out application (download application here)
4. Check or money order made to DC Internationals for $3,100, $2,400 or $1,600”. Do NOT make checks payable to MESALI.
5. An additional optional $60 check made to DC Internationals, for shipping and tax free books, DVDs and materials. This requirement can be waived, if student already has the materials.
6. Two letters of recommendation: one from a language instructor, and one from a Dean or professor of academic studies

How to Pay

To secure enrollment write a check or money order to DC Internationals for $3,100, $2,400, or $1,600 tuition, for the 120, 90, and 60 hour courses respectively.

Send tuition and required documents to ross@dcinternationals.com

Applications are considered incomplete and MESALI will NOT review applications until full tuition, essay, transcript and application are received. There is a $50 check application fee, included in the tuition if accepted to the 120, 90 and 60 hour program. Include a separate $60, for required course materials. Accepted applicants who decline MESALI’s offer of admissions receive the full tuition amount, less the $50 admissions fee and the $60 materials fee.


MESALI housing is voluntary. Please visit the housing link for full details.