Middle East South Asia Language Institute

Washington, DC international school offering foreign language classes in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Persian, French and more. Understand your world better through language and career enhancement. Our professors have decades of experience directly preparing Foreign Service Officers for their language exams. Come benefit from the best!

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Summer Critical Languages Institute

Program Description

In response to the government, NGO, and private sector increased demand for professional and practical skills in critical languages from The Middle East and South Asia, DC Internationals MESALI has established the MESALI Summer Intensive Language Institute. MESALI offers 120 hours of intensive instruction in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Russian, Persian, Kurdish, French and Spanish.  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, Boren Fellows and FLAS.  Both 90 and 60 hour programs are available in the evenings.   Semester Duration: Starting Monday May 15 and ending Monday July 31, 2017. Registration Deadline: April 24 or when classes fill; rolling admissions 

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 applications must be emailed to ross@dcinternationals.com and hard copies postmarked no later than May 8, 2017. Applications received by April 24 are considered for partial scholarships. Scholarships and admission are granted on a first come first serve basis, so apply early for scholarship consideration and to secure placement, given small classroom size.   Given the rolling admissions, MESALI will inform students as they apply or by May 10whether they were accepted and or a recipient of a partial scholarship.  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 by May 8, 11:59 PM EST

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 $3,060, $2,360 or $1,560”. Do NOT make checks payable to MESALI.

5. Students may provide a  separate optional check  to  DC Internationals, for shipping and tax free books, DVDs and materials. This is NOT included in the tuition and admin fee of $3,100.  This requirement can be waived, if student already has the materials. Course books and materials differ, so please inquire about the dollar amount.    

How to Pay

To secure enrollment and or receive scholarship consideration, write a check or money order to DC Internationals for $3,160, $2,360, or $1,650 tuition, for the 120, 90, and 60 hour courses respectively. 

Send tuition to: 

DC Internationals, P.O. Box 21065, Washington DC 20009 or write ross@dcinternationals.com to arrange office drop off applications. 

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.


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