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Iraq: A Spiritual Journey &  Personal Quest

Iraq: A Spiritual Journey & Personal Quest

November 29th, 2022

Ahlan wa sahlan! My name is Habeeb Quadri, I’m a sophomore majoring in neuroscience and learning Arabic at Loyola. Over the last winter break, I was blessed with the opportunity to visit the beautiful country of Iraq. While Iraq does indeed have a long history of political instability, the remnants of which still linger in […]


Dubai: An Extraordinary Cultural Consciousness

Dubai: An Extraordinary Cultural Consciousness

November 14th, 2022

My name is Winta Girmai, and I am majoring in Global Studies with a minor in Arabic Language and Culture. This Summer my family and I were lucky enough to visit back home in Eritrea in East Africa. We went to celebrate my uncle’s wedding and visit my family which I haven’t seen in over […]


Lebanon: The Desolations and Consolations of a Country in Crisis

Lebanon: The Desolations and Consolations of a Country in Crisis

November 3rd, 2022

In the summer of 2022, Andrew Milewski, S.J. traveled with other American Jesuit scholastics, men studying to be future Catholic priests, in order to study Arabic and learn about the works of the Society of Jesus in the Middle East. This is an account of his experiences over the summer. Currently, Lebanon is facing a […]


First Encounter with my Homeland, the Holy Land!

First Encounter with my Homeland, the Holy Land!

October 12th, 2022

My Name is Zain Alnobani, a junior at Loyola with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy and a minor in Arabic language and Culture. Being a member of a Palestinian family in diaspora worldwide is a very interesting dynamic. We all live in countries that we may love, but it is not our […]


CCCL Rabat: Cross Cultural Learning for Global Consciousness

CCCL Rabat: Cross Cultural Learning for Global Consciousness

August 19th, 2022

With deep gratitude to my home department Modern Languages and Literatures, I was able to visit, for educational orientation and scholarly exchange, the “Center for Cross-Cultural Learning CCCL,” a prominent language and culture center in Rabat, Morocco. The center is rooted within the vibrant neighborhood of Old Rabat; rich in centuries old of transdisciplinary vivid […]


Language Learning in Transdisciplinary Framework: Al- Akhawayn University in Morocco!

Language Learning in Transdisciplinary Framework: Al- Akhawayn University in Morocco!

August 9th, 2022

With gratitude to the generous support of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola University Chicago, it was a pleasure to attend the Third International Conference on Education Development and Opportunities for Innovations hosted by the School of Humanities & Social Sciences and the Center for Arabic and Literacy Education at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco- […]


The International Language of “Kindness & Trust!”

The International Language of “Kindness & Trust!”

April 11th, 2022

My name is Christian Voelker. I’m currently a sophomore, double majoring in Political Science and Global Studies, as well as double minoring in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Last Summer, I was able to visit Jordan, and as a recent Muslim convert, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit a Muslim majority country. It was […]


Palestine:Miracles of Faith

Palestine:Miracles of Faith

April 1st, 2022

I got the opportunity to travel to Palestine for an extensive three week trip with my family following biblical historical routes and sites. My name is Jacob Habib and I am majoring in film and digital media. Some of the most memorable spots that we explored were the sight of the Sermon on the Mount, […]


Jordan: First Gate of our Biblical Pilgrimage!

Jordan: First Gate of our Biblical Pilgrimage!

March 25th, 2022

My name is Jacob Habib and I’m majoring in Film& Media Studies and learning Arabic at Loyola. I got the chance to spend three wonderful days in Jordan, in Wadi Rum and Petra, as a connection to my family’s religious pilgrimage trip to Palestine as we were following in the footsteps of the Bible. Please […]


“Not Just Another Tourist!

“Not Just Another Tourist!

March 1st, 2022

My time here in Egypt was definitely one to remember. My name is Jacob Habib and I’m majoring in Film and learning Arabic at Loyola. My father is originally from “sporting”, a suburb of Alexandria in Egypt. I got the opportunity to go with my family to explore my heritage and experience the country. My […]