Farewell Lecture on Arabic Music

Our end of summer term lecture was delivered by maestro and vocalist Dr. Mustafa Ahmed who gave an overview of Arabic music on Oud and percussion. Students were introduced to the principles of Arabic maqam, its origins and development, Arabic percussion and to the main differences between western and Arabic musical systems. Led by the […]

School trip to Alexandria

The Hedayet Institute total immersion program students took their Arabic language skills to the streets of Alexandria during their visit of the city last weekend. The students visited the Roman Theater, the catacombs of Qum Al-Shokafa and Alexandria library before they finally enjoyed the fabulous views of Montaza Palace. The palace was built in by […]

Embracing Old Fatimid Cairo

Last weekend, the Hedayet institute total immersion program students visited the fabulous sites of old Fatimid Cairo. Guided by a local tour guide, the students enjoyed the views from the palace of Saladin, discovered the history of mosque of Ibn Tulun before they had Arabic tea at Al-Fishawi cafe. Weekly trips are part of the […]

School trip to Memphis

  Hedayet Institute for Arabic Studies Spring Semester 2017. Hedayet school students took their Arabic language skills to the street in a visit to the ancient city of Memphis (Mit Rahina), where the great colossus of Ramses II rests, together with other ancient Egyptian monuments from the 19th dynasty. “The touristic school trip is part […]

Egypt Safe to Travel

The US State Department has issued put Egypt back in the safe zones to travel in its recent travel advisoryUS security alert. Whilst several European countries were thought to risk some possible terrorist attacks, Egypt was rated among the safe countries to travel to during the holidays. This comes as great news for students and tourists travelling keen on visiting Egypt.

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