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Our emerging Arabic program helps Arabic learners at Loyola find connections between classroom learning experience and multiple investments of Arabic as applied to their own worlds. Students celebrate their ability to own their Arabic learning as it fits their needs and enjoy discovering opportunities in which Arabic helps them in diverse personal contexts.

Arabic: “It opens one’s heart, and it enriches the mind!”

Arabic: “It opens one’s heart, and it enriches the mind!”

October 20th, 2021

marHaba! My name is Callahan, and I am a sophomore studying political science. While Arabic is not the first, second, or even third world language I have studied, it certainly has been the most unique one I have studied so far! I believe Arabic will open me to a world that is so often misunderstood […]


Arabic “Brought a Different Insight into my Life” !

Arabic “Brought a Different Insight into my Life” !

May 12th, 2021

My name is Maria and I’m a senior graduating Loyola in few days! I specialize in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in Arabic Language and Culture. The Arabic language has always intrigued me since I was a kid. The sound of each letter and the way it is spoken has always sounded like […]


Arabic and Jesuits: A Journey Across Faiths!

Arabic and Jesuits: A Journey Across Faiths!

April 9th, 2021

Marhabaan! My name is Andrew Milewski. I am a first-year master’s student in the social philosophy program as well as a Jesuit scholastic studying for future ordination. I am very happy to be associated with the Arabic language and culture program here at Loyola University Chicago. I grew up in a traditionally Arabic speaking Catholic […]


Arabic is the First World Language that Brings My Family Together!

Arabic is the First World Language that Brings My Family Together!

March 29th, 2021

My name is Lilly Pireva and I am currently a freshman majoring in Cognitive & Behavioural Neuroscience and minoring in Spanish and Arabic. I am lucky to have grown up bilingual, speaking Bulgarian with my family at home and English at school, so I learned to love foreign languages from a young age. I started […]


In Arabic, “I can speak to my Grandmother for the first time in my life!”

In Arabic, “I can speak to my Grandmother for the first time in my life!”

March 15th, 2021

My name is Elizabeth and I’m a sophomore majoring in Global & International Studies and learning Arabic at Loyola. I had a conversation with my grandparents, the other day. A real conversation, we did not say much to each other, but I could tell how much it meant to them. They asked me how school […]


Reconstructing Love With Refugees @ Camp Eleonas in Athens!

Reconstructing Love With Refugees @ Camp Eleonas in Athens!

February 16th, 2021

My Name is Elise D’Amico and I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science (Global Politics) with my dissertation specializing in the link between climate and conflict through migration. In the Summer of 2019, I visited Istanbul, Turkey and Athens, Greece. I went to Istanbul to attend a conference on migration and […]


Islamic Art, Architecture & Awakening in Al-Andalus !

Islamic Art, Architecture & Awakening in Al-Andalus !

February 1st, 2021

As-salaam alaykum. My name is Ibrahim, and I am a sophomore here at Loyola. I am pursuing a double major in Biology and Information Technology with a minor in Arabic, with the goal of becoming a dentist. I am currently in Arabic 104, and hope that I can continue to elevate my communication and understanding […]


East is East & West is West, but the Twain CAN Meet

East is East & West is West, but the Twain CAN Meet

October 5th, 2020

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. I knew before I even started college that I wanted to study abroad. I started looking into programs and originally thought […]


Boston to Dublin: Flying with Arabic!

Boston to Dublin: Flying with Arabic!

March 30th, 2020

My name is Michael Ghiloni and I am a junior at Loyola majoring in Global and International Studies with a minor in Arabic Language and Culture. Over this past winter break, I was able to share my passion for Arabic with an unexpected individual. I had just boarded a plane en route to Boston on […]


Love Under Siege

Love Under Siege

February 21st, 2020

marHaba! My name is Nida Hameed and I am a senior here at Loyola. I’m currently in 104 class, minoring in Arabic language and Culture and I recently attended a Palestinian Mock Wedding held by the SJP chapter at Loyola. It was amazing to see the culture and history I was surrounded with. The theme of […]