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Qasid Arabic Institute

About

The Qasid Institute for Arabic is reputed as one of the leading centers in the Middle East for Arabic language learning. Our comprehensive curriculum covers different skill levels, from beginner to expert. Our classes take place at a recently expanded facility in Amman, Jordan, within walking distance to shopping, art, sports/gym facilities, and more. The city is an ideal location for those desiring to immerse themselves in one of the most dynamic capital cities in the Arab world.

Website
www.qasid.com
Founded
2002
Headquarters

22 Queen Rania Street
Beside Mukhtar Mall
Amman
Jordan

Reviews

Eva
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The Qasid institute is an excellent option if you're a (American) college student hoping to get credits (transferred through CSU SB) for your study abroad semester/quarter, but not looking to break the bank! Qasid per week of study is about 1/5 the price of a regular US-led study abroad program. The cost you're not paying involves the responsibility that falls on you to deal with social & personal & logistical in-country details - you can find housing on your own or live in Qasid's dorms, but I got myself an apartment and have found it a cheaper and better option. Qasid puts in very little effort to cultivate a social scene, so while various cultural immersion activities are offered your social life should be self-driven. If you're dedicated to shaping your own life in Amman and having fun, however, you'll do great!

What would you improve about this program?
Qasid should put more effort into integrating the various cliques of students who come into the program (particularly by country) to break down the walls between students.
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Brandon
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Qasid Arabic Institute has great instruction from great staff. There were six levels of the Modern Standard Arabic class and Qasid also offered Classical Arabic and Diplomacy tracks as well. The courses really help you advance. One think I found lacking though was immersion opportunities to make friends and practice the local language in addition to Modern Standard Arabic. However, this may reflect more on the area than the specific program.

What would you improve about this program?
I would create immersion opportunities.

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