A Lakota Voice: “I am learning the Arabic language to strengthen my understanding of who I am!”

A Lakota Voice: “I am learning the Arabic language to strengthen my understanding of who I am!”

May 12th, 2022

I am learning the Arabic language to strengthen my understanding of who I am. My name is Brandon Folson, and I am a pre-law student at Loyola University Chicago. I’m majoring in Economics with a double minor in Legal Philosophy and Arabic Language. My goal is to complete a dual JD/MBA degree program. I belong […]


An Encounter with Arabic from Libya

An Encounter with Arabic from Libya

November 29th, 2021

  Our Arabic program at Loyola has recently participated in a unique opportunity with a youth created and coordinated program (Teen Teers Team’s Azha Project). This language and cultural exchange project is led by a group of high school students in Libya!  At Loyola, we too have been excited to engage in an international opportunity […]


Arabic Voices on the Vaccine:  A Mosaic of Hope!

Arabic Voices on the Vaccine: A Mosaic of Hope!

March 19th, 2021

Arabic learners at Loyola University Chicago make their voices heard through a mosaic of sensory heart-felt words and images to share their feelings and thoughts on the sociocultural, political, humanitarian, mental, and personal impact of the pandemic and the current vaccinations. With Loyola spirit reflected in their constructions, we invite you to tour our blog […]


Loyola Arabic Votes 2020: A Prayer for Peace & Humanity

Loyola Arabic Votes 2020: A Prayer for Peace & Humanity

November 4th, 2020

  At such unprecedented times globally, Arabic learners at Loyola University Chicago make their voices heard through a collage of sounds, words, images, and actions to vote 2020. With Loyola spirit embedded in their excellence and transformative growth as students of Arabic, we invite you to tour our blog and share the love, peace, equity, […]


Music & the Magic to “Transcend Languages and Cultures”

Music & the Magic to “Transcend Languages and Cultures”

April 28th, 2020

With gratitude to funding support from MLL Chairperson Professor Susana Cavallo, the Arabic program at Loyola had enjoyed a mesmerizing demonstration of Arabic classical music sounds and instruments. We are thankful to our kind professional musician Mr. Majed Abu Ajameyeh for his theoretical/historical introduction and unique performances of  classical traditional Arab music and instruments! Please […]


“Intricacy, Complexity & Beauty” of Traditional Arabic Music

“Intricacy, Complexity & Beauty” of Traditional Arabic Music

May 3rd, 2019

Our Arabic program at Loyola University Chicago was honored to welcome well-known Chicago-resident Palestinian calligrapher and musician artist, Majed Abu Ajameyeh to a special traditional Arabic music workshop with our Arabic students In March 2019. Abu Ajameyeh works extensively with several academic institutions, high schools, and Middle Eastern educational programs promoting awareness of Arabic cultures. […]


Arabic at CPS: An Unforgettable Community Experience

Arabic at CPS: An Unforgettable Community Experience

April 3rd, 2019

Our Arabic Program at Loyola, with its focus on service and community support, has been delightfully offered the opportunity to teach Arabic to a wonderful group of 2nd graders at one of the local schools of the area. The interactive Arabic session, the cheerful engagement of the school kids and our Arabic Loyola volunteers (Mohammad […]


“Touched” by Ebru: Language – Art Interface

“Touched” by Ebru: Language – Art Interface

November 21st, 2018

With gratitude to generous funding from Modern Languages & Literatures, and kind support of  Professor Susana Cavallo, Department Chairperson, our Arabic program at Loyola University Chicago was honored to welcome well-known Chicago-resident Turkish artist, Sevim Surucu to a special Ebru art workshop with our Arabic students Fall 2018. Sevim Surucc is an acknowledged Ebru artist […]


Arabic Calligraphy: “Therapeutic & Mesmerizing”

Arabic Calligraphy: “Therapeutic & Mesmerizing”

April 6th, 2018

Our Arabic program at Loyola University Chicago was honored to welcome well-known Chicago-resident Palestinian artist, Majed Abu Ajameyeh to a special calligraphy workshop with our Arabic students In March 2018. Abu Ajameyehstudied Arabic calligraphy and music “Oud” in Palestine. He moved to the United States in 1990 and has been active in music and calligraphy […]


Arabic as an Art: Loyola Visits CPS

Arabic as an Art: Loyola Visits CPS

March 14th, 2018

Our Arabic program at Loyola University Chicago has been privileged in February 2018 to host a one-hour Arabic workshop at one of the Chicago public Schools in the neighborhood.  Five Arabic students’ volunteers (Kyle, Uljana, Maria, Veronika & Sarah) accompanied ustaadha Sawsan in a visit to a second grade classroom.  They introduced basic sounds and […]