Arabic Language Intensive Program - ALIN
AUC The American University in Cairo
1 - 3 year
USD 647 / per credit *
Earliest start date
* Egyptian students per credit hour; $735 for international students per credit hour
AUC’s Arabic Language Intensive Program (ALIN) offers intensive Arabic-language courses that meet for 20 to 25 contact hours per week, offering 12 to 15 transferable credit hours for international students. ALIN offers courses at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels and infuses its curriculum with content-based courses in both Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. A summer program where students can receive 6 to 8 credit hours is also available. The Department of Arabic Language Instruction (ALI) at AUC is the leading academic center for the study of Arabic, providing both students and faculty with the most comprehensive and diversified Arabic-language instruction and training worldwide. It is fully accredited in Egypt and the United States, with an 80-year history of excellence. The program also offers its students a wide range of short one-day tours and long overnight trips inside and outside Cairo. These tours or trips are considered part of the program and are either fully funded or partially subsidized by the department. A big part of the ALIN programs focuses on learning through cultural immersion, where students stretch their language skills beyond the classroom and gain a better understanding of the Arab world by simply living in it.