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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.

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Safe Literacy Framework for Muslim Refugees!

Safe Literacy Framework for Muslim Refugees!

October 3rd, 2022

Hi, My name is Giulianna Larson! I am a sophomore majoring in Journalism with minors in Spanish, Arabic, and political science. For the past year, I have been working with an organization called Forging Opportunities for Refugees in America (FORA). Serving refugee families from countries such as Myanmar, Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Eritrea, FORA […]


“Multiculturalism & Human Rights” at LangZone Rabat, Morocco!

“Multiculturalism & Human Rights” at LangZone Rabat, Morocco!

September 16th, 2022

With deepest gratitude to Modern Languages and Literatures and CAS at large, this blog concludes my orientation and exploratory visit to a few long-standing academic centers in Rabat, Morocco with which Loyola had years of partnership and collaboration for students’ experiential learning and growth. The focus this time is on the SIT study abroad program […]


“Pulling Strings” in Women’s Education: Art for Social Change!

“Pulling Strings” in Women’s Education: Art for Social Change!

February 11th, 2022

Hello, my name is Lilly Pireva and I’m currently a sophomore at Loyola. I’m majoring in molecular neuroscience and minoring in Arabic. In the fall 2021 semester, I took an honors English class which focused on the problems in educational systems and the lives of those who were the unknowing victims to it. Our final […]


Arabic for Lifelong Learning

Arabic for Lifelong Learning

February 4th, 2022

My name is Denise Du Vernay, and I have been a staff member at Loyola since fall of 2018, but back in the fall of 2012, I had a very different life: I was starting my 18th year of teaching English after earning a master’s degree in literature at Florida State back in 2002. It […]


Arabic @ Loyola Give Thanks

Arabic @ Loyola Give Thanks

December 6th, 2021

Arabic learners at Loyola University Chicago shared their heartfelt collage of voices and images using a few learned Arabic words to express multi textual deep reflections. We share feelings of gratitude to the blessings of families, friends, professors, schools, nourishment, besides hope, peace, compassion, resilience, and selfless sacrifices to help us grow. Our thanks to […]


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 […]