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Area & Arabic Language Studies in Egypt (Semester/Academic Year)

Program Snapshot:

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Terms: Semester/Academic Year

Dates: Fall - Late August to Mid December

           Spring - Mid January to Early May

Credits: 12-17 credits/semester

Housing: Host families

Language of Instruction: English

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Community-Based Learning: Yes


Academic Overview:

  • Colloquial Egyptian Arabic (3 credits) is required*
  • Modern Standard Arabic (5 credits) is recommended*

Elective Area Studies courses (3 credits each)

  • Taught in English in a variety of disciplines, including a Community-Based Learning course
  • Courses have been drawn from Middle East & North Africa studies, history, and political science, sociology, and Egyptology
  • Media Arabic (3 credits) is also available as an elective


*PLEASE NOTE: Starting fall 2019, Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Arabic will be taught as a combined course for 8 credits. Students who do not wish to take Modern Standard Arabic, can enroll in a separate Colloquial Arabic class. For more information on AMIDEAST's Arabic courses, please click here.


Courses Offered

For a list of courses offered, see our catalog of sample syllabi here