Students on Camels

Students enjoying a camel ride in Merzouga, Morocco.

Welcome to Arabic Studies

Arabic is the official language of 27 countries and is spoken by more than 290 million people world-wide. The Arabic program at UNCW emphasizes all four communicative language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Language classes focus on Modern Standard Arabic (the language of literature and the news media), in addition to Egyptian Colloquial. Our courses introduce students to the diverse cultures and societies of the Middle East through the study of language, literature in translation, and film.