The Arabic Language Intensive Program (ALIN)

The Department of Arabic Language Instruction invites you to embark on an unforgettable language and cultural experience, that will open up opportunities for you, give you a different vision of life, and help you reach your career and professional goals. Offered by the century old educational institute, located in the social and cultural hub of the Middle East, the program delivers a unique opportunity for students to fully engage in an exceptional experience of Arabic language learning and Arab cultural immersion.



Who is it for?

  • The Arabic Language Intensive Program (ALIN) offers intensive Arabic language courses, catering for students and serious learners from all over the world who need to gain a broad understanding and a good command of contemporary Arabic language and culture as quickly and as effectively as possible. 
  • Non-native Arabic speakers from different professional backgrounds and, but not limited to, learners with specific career aspirations
  • Study abroad and non-degree learners wishing to explore a new language and open new opportunities.  

What does it offer?

  • Intensive full-semester 12-15 credit hours Arabic program, offering courses in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA), focusing on the communicative aspect and development of language skills.
  • Accommodates all skill levels with elementary, intermediate, and advanced courses.
  • Incorporates an important cultural dimension; learners explore the culture and use the language through free tours and subsidized weekend trips and language exchange partners.
  • Available in the fall and spring terms.

Premium Benefits

  • A unique opportunity to learn Arabic efficiently in a short time
  • Small-size classes (10 - 12 students)
  • Flexible program duration from one semester, up to three years
  • Wide variety of courses
  • Cultural trips and tours

ALIN Faculty

  • Outstanding instructors, most of which have extensive experience in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers.
  • ALI instructors who hold an MA in TAFL, with a passion for teaching the Arabic language at all levels of proficiency.
  • Updated with the world’s leading research in the teaching methodology and developing world class teaching materials 
  • Widely published in Arabic learning resources and textbooks

Where will you study?

AUC plaza

Scholarship Opportunities

AUC offers partial scholarship opportunities to study abroad students who are currently enrolled at institutions in the United States and visiting AUC as non-degree students. Check the link below for more details about eligibility, application instructions, and deadlines.

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A big part of the ALIN program focuses on learning through cultural immersion, where students stretch their language skills beyond the classrooms, and gain a better understanding of the Arab world by simply living it.
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Admission Requirements and Deadlines

To apply, you must complete an online application form and placement test.

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Course Levels and Listings

ALI programs offer courses in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA) simultaneously catering for different skill levels.

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Tuition and Fees

Students must register for at least 12 credit hours. Students who register for less than 15 credits will be reimbursed the difference during the drop and add week.

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International Students

Visa Requirements

An accepted student must have a valid passport and obtain a tourist visa from the Egyptian government for entry into Egypt.

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Iman Saad Nahla

Director, ALIN Program
t: + 20.2.2797.6785

Fatma Ali

Program Specialist
t: +20.2.2615.1726