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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.

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 […]


Mansaf- A Jordanian Dish of Hospitality

Mansaf- A Jordanian Dish of Hospitality

April 15th, 2019

 My name is Amy and I am a third-year Loyola student with a double major in Political Science and Global and International Studies, and a minor in Arabic Language and Culture. My dad is originally from Madaba, Jordan, and my mom is from Kazmierza Wielka, Poland.  I’m happy to share a blog on a special […]


Arabic & Quran: A Transformative Experience!

Arabic & Quran: A Transformative Experience!

March 22nd, 2019

My name is Aliya Syed. I am a Human Services major with minors in Arabic and Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. Over winter break, I attended an Intensive Knowledge Retreat; part of the Annual Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America (MAS-ICNA) Convention. This unique opportunity created a two day intensive knowledge experience […]


Palestinian Culture Night: A Passion for Arabic

Palestinian Culture Night: A Passion for Arabic

February 6th, 2019

marHaba! My name is Nida Hameed and I am currently an Arabic student in my junior year here at Loyola. I recently attended a Palestinian Culture Night that was held on campus and I was marveled at the amount of culture and history I was surrounded by. The culture shined through the performances, food, decorations, […]


My Passion for Arabic: A Summer to Remember!

My Passion for Arabic: A Summer to Remember!

December 10th, 2018

My name is Sabrina, a sophomore at Loyola majoring in Cybersecurity, while minoring in both Criminal Justice and Arabic.  I am currently a third semester student with ustaadha Sawsan.  My passion for learning the Arabic language stems from an experience I had from the summer of 2013, a six-week journey I’ll never forget. During the […]


The Little Things that Make me Smile: Arabic Phone Settings

The Little Things that Make me Smile: Arabic Phone Settings

April 24th, 2018

My name is Grace, a Senator in Student Government of Loyola Chicago majoring in Global and International Studies & Visual Communications and minoring in Arabic Language and Culture. Learning a language is always going to be a difficult feat, especially in American society that thinks it is acceptable to wait until high school to start learning […]