1st & 2nd-Year Persian in Arizona

First-Year Persian (Farsi) [apply]
Students with no previous experience learn to understand Iranian culture and to speak Persian at the Novice High or Intermediate Low level.

Second-Year Persian (Farsi) [apply]
Students solidify their command of Persian and raise their listening, speaking, and communicative skills to the Intermediate Low level or better. Graduates can interact in day-to-day life in Persian-speaking environments with ease and comfort.

May 31 to July 15, 2016

8 credits of SLC 194

8 credits of SLC 294


  • Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
  • Open to non-U.S. students who hold student visas
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Open to working professionals and teachers and to retirees
  • Open to Phoenix-area high-school juniors and seniors
  • Second-Year courses require completion of a placement test

Arizona State University is a large, metropolitan university. The main campus, housing 64,000 students, is located in Tempe, 15 minutes by light rail from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Emblematic of the lively, eclectic atmosphere of Tempe is the city's main street, Mill Avenue. Anchored on one end by gleaming office towers and on the other by the university, with a mix of eccentric and upscale establishments, Mill Avenue caters to both international students and international businesses. 

CLI offers language-segregated on-campus housing in the McClintock Hall dormitory.

McClintock Hall offers double-occupancy rooms for $16.50/day, with bathrooms shared between two double-occpuancy rooms.

McClintock Hall offers single-occupancy rooms for $32/day. Singles are identical to doubles, but with only one occupant. They share a pass-through bathroom and have two sets of furniture.

Bed linens are available for an additional one-time $20 charge.

Amenities include: laundry facilities, kitchen facilities, vending machines, air conditioning and basic cable.

Kitchens are shared among all residents of the hall and the CLI language clubs, so access may be limited at times.

Microfridge/microwave units are available for rent: HERE

Fun Fact: McClintock Hall, built in 1951, was named in honor of James H. McClintock, the first president of the Alumni Association and a prominent Arizona historian.

CLI participants may eat on campus or may make their own meal arrangements. ASU offers pay-as-you-go summer dining in Manzanita Hall or the food court in the student union. (See Memorial Union Businesses Map for details on food-court options.)

CLI students are not required to live in McClintock Hall or to eat on campus. Private summer sublets are available near campus. Price and quality vary. CLI does not assist with off campus housing arrangements.

All prices and descriptions on this page subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing housing or meal contracts.



Supported by the Melikian Center's endowment and by private donations, the Melikian Center Awards Program provides scholarships of up to $900 for superior applicants to study Persian in CLI-Arizona.

ASU students, non-ASU students, teachers, and other non-students are eligible to apply for this funding.


Program Fee:

CLI charges a flat fee of $1,000 for its Tempe-based courses, regardless of number of credits taken.

This fee covers academics only. It does not cover room, board, travel, study abroad, books, or insurance.

All prices and descriptions on this page subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing housing or meal contracts.