Applicants for the UM Arabic Language Flagship Program are encouraged to take advantage of the many other excellent academic programs available at The University of Mississippi, particularly the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and/or the Croft Institute for International Studies. Both are selective programs offering small classes taught by faculty members who are strongly committed to both teaching and research.
The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College attracts a diverse body of high-performing students to The University of Mississippi and provides them a vibrant center of academic excellence to help them become outstanding in their fields and engaged citizens of their communities and the world. Established in 1997 through a gift from alumni Jim and Sally Barksdale, the Honors College merges intellectual rigor with public service. It offers an education similar to that at prestigious private liberal arts schools and universities, but at a far lower cost. Small, discussion-based classes, dedicated faculty, and a nurturing staff enable Honors College students to experience intellectual as well as personal growth. For more information, visit the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.
Founded in 1997, the Croft Institute for International Studies combines area studies and global studies, study abroad, proficiency in a language other than English, and an undergraduate thesis to create a multidisciplinary B.A. degree in International Studies. All Croft students select both a regional focus (East Asia, Europe or Latin America) and a thematic concentration (global economics and business, international governance and politics, or social and cultural identity). Croft students also pursue advanced proficiency in a foreign language as an integral part of their studies. A degree from Croft can lead to careers in law, international business, journalism, education, and research, or to employment with agencies such as the United States Foreign Service, the United Nations, Amnesty International, and Save the Children. For more information, visit the Croft Institute for International Studies.