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Study Abroad



“You can’t learn Arabic here—you have to go abroad; and you have to hang out with people who speak Arabic.”

~ Professor Christopher Stone (Head of the Arabic program at Hunter)

Morocco

“I studied at Alif, in Fez. My instructor was very knowledgeable, with a Ph.D. The old city was amazing. The people were happy and patient when I spoke Arabic.”  

Arthur Starr (MA-MES, Graduate Center)

Tunisia

Egypt

“I appreciated the pace of life in Cairo—you wake up and enjoy your coffee and pastry. It’s a big city like New York yet people take time for family and friends.” 
~ Jenn Nina (MA-MES, Graduate Center)

Lebanon

Syria

“Make sure to pronounce the word maT’am (مطعم), restaurant, correctly because I asked for one and I got sent to a brothel.”
~ Valentine Sanders (Hunter College)

“The best thing was feeling the language for the first time—I understood the why of it. After 5 weeks in Damascus, Arabic now makes sense. Not to mention, the people are super friendly.” 
~ Bret Tonelli (Hunter)

Jordan

“The highlight of my experience was going to a film with an Arabic question and answer session that I actually understood.” 
~ Liam Azulay-Yagev (MA-MES, Graduate Center)

Yemen