The Total Immersion Program is an intensive Arabic program designed for study abroad students and those serious to master Arabic and enjoy a total cultural immersion experience. It offers 140 contact class hours over a period of seven weeks, in the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters every year. You may combine two or more terms in the summer, winter or fall semesters, by indicating this in your application form. The intensive Arabic program consists of 20 hours of language instruction every week, including:
- 10 hours of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) or/and Classical Arabic,
- 6 hours of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA),
- 4 hours of one elective course (Arabic Literature, Media Arabic, Selected topics in Islam, Introduction to Islamic Philosophy, Islamic Architecture, Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy, Introduction to Arabic Music).
Keynote lectures on different cultural areas are regular weekly events of the total immersion program. There are also several Cairo tours every two weeks, where students are accompanied by an Arabic tour guide. Several other cultural activities are regularly announced to students during the intensive program so that those who have the time can go and further enhance their cultural experience.
|Fall term I||15 Sep. 2019 - 31 Oct. 2019|
|Fall term II||03 Nov. 2019 - 19 Dec. 2019|
|Winter term||24 Dec. 2019 - 04 Jan. 2020|
|Spring term I||08 Jan. 2020-- 25 Feb 2020|
|Spring term II||1 Mar. 2020 - 17 Apr. 2020|
|Summer term I||11- Jun 2020-- 25-Jul 2020|
|Summer term II||29- Jul 2020- 12-Sept 2020|
|7 weeks plus accommodation||$3300|
|14 weeks plus accommodation||$6200|
Up to 50% discount on tuition fees are available for students proving an exceptional proven academic record and those from developing countries.
The Total Immersion Program runs in the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters each year. The deadline for applications for Summer is April 30, for Fall is August 30, and for Spring is December 30, of every year.
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The Hedayet Institute for Arabic Studies is one of the pioneer Arabic institutes devoted to the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language in Egypt. Hedayet Institute has a world class reputation for serving students visiting from abroad and the larger expatriate community in Egypt. It has offered Arabic language and Arabic related studies to students from across the globe since 1994. Hedayet Institute is also a renowned centre for training teachers of Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL).