The Department of Arabic Language Instruction (ALI) is one of the oldest language and culture hubs in the Middle East. Housed in The American University in Cairo, a century-old, private, accredited institution of higher education, among the premier foreign institutions in the Middle East, it welcomes students from all over the world seeking knowledge of Arabic at all levels. Established in 1921, the ALI has continued its legacy of excellence, serving students through its various resources and its world class faculty who apply the best content-based and learner-centered approaches designed to empower learners with transferable 21st-century skills.
Located in a country most well-known for its ancient civilization and culture, and a home for one of the world’s great wonders of the world, the Pyramids, Egypt provides an excellent opportunity for a cultural and historic immersion experience.
Led by professional guides, you will visit major Pharaonic, Christian and Islamic monuments inside and outside of Cairo, as well as go on excursions to local archaeological sites and museums. Our programs also include extracurricular cultural activities including calligraphy, music, Quranic studies, community engagement and more.