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Marhaba, and welcome to the Arabic Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign!

What we offer:


Who we work with:

  • Study Abroad Office: There are many opportunities to study abroad in an Arabic speaking country.
  • Departments: From Political Science to Comparative and World Literature there are over 7 departments that offer courses relevant to the Arab World.


Why learn Arabic?

  • Gain a new perspective and a larger worldview of the Arab World
  • Learn the language of the Qur’an
  • Learn a language Critical to U.S. National Security
  • Prepare for an international career by learning a language of the United Nations
  • Conduct business in some of the fastest-developing economies in the world
  • Learn about the history of some of the most ancient civilizations in the world
  • Take advantage of the many funding opportunities associated with learning Arabic



Contact Us:

Program Coordinator

Dr. Eman Saadah


Phone (217) 244-4515




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