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Sawsan Abbadi

Arabic Program


A Gym of Egypt: Muhammad Ali Mosque!

A Gym of Egypt: Muhammad Ali Mosque!

April 23rd, 2021

marHaba! My name is Taha Din and I am currently a second semester senior majoring in History with minors in both Classical Studies and Arabic. I am super grateful for my time at Loyola and I learned so much. Cherish it all because it will fly by! Just over a year ago, I was lucky […]


A Ferry to the Blue City: Chefchaouen, Morocco

A Ferry to the Blue City: Chefchaouen, Morocco

February 26th, 2021

My name is Myah Wells and I am a rising junior at Loyola. I am a double major in psychology and Spanish and a double minor in psychology of crime and justice and Arabic. One of my favorite parts of my second study abroad experience was spending a weekend in Morocco with one of my […]


Perspective Shift: Tranquility & Trust in Tunisia

Perspective Shift: Tranquility & Trust in Tunisia

September 1st, 2020

Aslema! My name is Katie James and I just recently graduated from Loyola with a BA in Political Science and a BA in Global and International Studies, and minors in Arabic and Islamic World Studies. In the spring of 2019, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Tunisia through the School for International Training. […]


Volunteering with “Youth for Jordan”: A Chance to Connect!

Volunteering with “Youth for Jordan”: A Chance to Connect!

April 28th, 2020

My name is Nabil Ahmed, and I’m a sophomore at Loyola studying Neuroscience on the pre-med track. Two summers ago, I traveled to Jordan with an organization called Helping Hand, through the program “Youth for Jordan”. Through this, I got to spend one week in Jordan to help and interact with Syrian refugees and orphans, […]


Arabic, Qur’an and Civic Engagement: A Case from WISE!

Arabic, Qur’an and Civic Engagement: A Case from WISE!

January 24th, 2020

With appreciation to the generous support of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola University Chicago, it was a pleasure to be invited to participate as a guest in Qur’anic Arabic lessons and activities at World Islamic Sciences and Education University (WISE) in Amman, Jordan.  Arabic is one of the formally recognized languages of the UN and […]


Arabic and Turkish: Tidbits of Excellence, Gratitude & Humility

Arabic and Turkish: Tidbits of Excellence, Gratitude & Humility

June 20th, 2019

With deep gratitude to Liebentritt Faculty Development Award last year that funded my visit to Istanbul- a gateway to a magical spiritual, linguistic, and sociocultural beautiful city, I’m following up in this blog with a few reflections. Our Arabic program at Loyola takes pride in synthesizing the micro and macro worlds of the teacher and […]


Arabic and Jesuits: Encounters in Egypt

Arabic and Jesuits: Encounters in Egypt

January 17th, 2019

My name is William Manaker, and I’m a Jesuit studying in the English MA program at Loyola. This past summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Egypt and spend six weeks doing intensive Arabic study. I arrived in Cairo just after the Eid al-Fitr at the close of Ramadan. During my time in Cairo, I […]


Ibn Haldun University: Arabic Immersion In Istanbul

Ibn Haldun University: Arabic Immersion In Istanbul

November 7th, 2018

With deep gratitude to Liebentritt Faculty Development Award, I was able to visit a rising intensive Arabic program in Istanbul Turkey, rooted within a vibrant city rich in centuries old religious, cultural, and linguistic heritage.  This blog shares a few insights about the Arabic Program at Ibn Haldun University; a rigorous program for Arabic language […]


“What’s up?” Arabic @ CIEE Amman

“What’s up?” Arabic @ CIEE Amman

September 14th, 2018

Thanks to the generous Liebentritt Faculty Development Award, I was able to visit prominent Arabic programs in well-established study abroad centers and universities in Jordan and Istanbul. This blog shares a few insights about CIEE- Amman/Jordan; a study abroad program for Arabic language and cultural studies with immersion experience and travel around fascinating personal exposure.  […]