Arabic schools in Egypt: Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor
Our Arabic schools in Egypt have long been a favorite destination for those interested in the Middle East. Known as “Mother of the World,” there is no shortage of history and culture here. Come and study at our Arabic school and you will discover that Egypt is a very cheap option; with just one Euro, you could take the tram 25 times! Egypt is nonetheless a huge country, with constant traffic and dense crowds that can be overwhelming for some. The Egyptian people are also very friendly and some will be extremely excited to see foreigners. This can be fun and, at times, a drag (for those who prefer a walk home in peace and quiet).
If you come to study at one of our Arabic schools you should know that the Egyptian dialect can take some getting used to, as the pronunciation of some letters is quite different from MSA (Modern Standard Arabic) , but learning Egyptian will be very helpful. Egyptian is the language of much of Arabic cinema, television, and music, which means most Arabs are very familiar with it and will easily understand when it is spoken.
One of our Arab schools is located in Alexandria, in the north along the Mediterranean coast, is the quieter of the two options in Egypt. Once a bustling commercial hub and home to many foreigners, the city changed significantly in the 1950s and most of the foreigners left. Nonetheless, there are many cultural and historic sites to see and French, Greek, and Italian influence is apparent, even in some vocabulary in the local dialect. Alexandria is known for its world-famous library, catacombs, and its citadel near the port. Students who come to Arabian school in Alexandria will see very few foreigners and tourists but the population is somewhat mixed, so a foreigner is not as easily detected as in Cairo, unless of course you’re walking around with a camera and an old-style desert khaki shirt, allowing for a very immersive experience, with less English spoken. This does also mean that there are fewer western-style cafes, restaurants, and other amenities.
Cairo is the largest city in the Middle East and is not for the faint of heart. It is a bustling and chaotic place that takes some getting used to, but those who do usually love it (and some others choose to escape north to study at the Arabic school in Alexandria. You can find nearly anything in Cairo, from restaurants and nightlife to winding markets and ancient mosques. There are certainly tourists and foreigners (although not like in the past, before the revolution), but the city is so big, you might not even notice them.
Traveling around Egypt is a must and our Arabian schools are the perfect excuse to get to know: Luxor and Aswan; oases in the desert; and beach resorts along the red sea.