Location
  • Palestine
Length
3 to 8 weeks
Project Types
Marketing Journalism

Program Details

Language
Arabic
Age Min.
25
Age Max
70
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Host Family Hostel
Groups
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
215
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Domestic Airfare Equipment Some Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Airport Transfers SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Dec 17, 2019
Nov 01, 2019
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About Program

Do you want to study Arabic but don’t have the time to travel to an Arab country? If so, then our online Arabic course for non-native speakers is a great way to study Modern Standard Arabic or Levantine/Palestinian (Shami) Arabic from the comfort of your own home.

Arabic ONLINE courses have proven to be effective in achieving the desired results. We know that there are millions of people who want to develop their Arabic skills, but they do not have the time to join an Arabic course or to travel to a foreign country.

That’s why we’ve created these online Arabic courses which means that we can aid you in your educational journey no matter what level you are or where you live. Our ONLINE Arabic courses give you all the necessary materials including radio and television programs that are aimed at improving your Arabic skills. The Palestinian center provides Arabic language classes online via Skype/Zoom/Google meet, etc.

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Program Highlights

  • You can choose a time and date which fits your schedule.
  • You can choose between a teacher who speaks only Arabic or a teacher who speaks Arabic and English.
  • These lessons are flexible where you can choose the number of hours you want.
  • These lessons will be between you and the language teacher. This will help you to understand the lessons provided and build a strong relationship with the teacher.
  • These lessons include all levels from beginner level (letter learning) to intermediate and advance levels.

Program Impact

Anyone between the ages of 18 to 70 may apply to participate in our volunteer work or internships photography program. All nationalities, all employment and educational backgrounds are welcome. We require no formal academic degrees.

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Calum
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Experience Volunteering as a Photographer in Palestine

My name is Calum and I am from the United States, I spent the last year in Lebanon studying Arabic and wanted to continue with the progress I made in the Levantine Dialect so naturally Palestine was the perfect fit! Don’t let the proximity of the occupation dissuade you, Hebron is the most fascinating city in the West Bank. I loved exploring both sections of the city, one side under Israeli control and the other under that of the Palestinian Authority, and I found it interesting the variety of activists, and other humanitarian organizations working on the ground here as well. The Center was nice to have as it grounded me each day. Having breakfast with the same group of people can be comforting and the familiar routine is helpful when arriving in a new city where you don’t know anyone. I took part in a number of tours and meetings organized by the Center here such as seeing the famously shutdown Shuhada Street, the last Keffiyeh factory in the West Bank, a number of glass and pottery factories, and various professors, lawyers and reporters as well. There are many opportunities for guided tours of the Old City of Hebron and I highly recommend going on one of these, just ask the center and they are happy to arrange one for you. My program was unique in that I would observe all the activities in the center and either photograph them or make small videos about them so I enjoyed the variety very much. I also taught some English and wrote a bit for the website so just because you have registered for a single program doesn’t mean you are confined to it, the Center is flexible and if you talk with them they are willing and able to
accommodate most adjustments. Palestinians are known for their hospitality so definitely go with the flow, it is normal to be
invited in for coffee or even for an entire meal so feel free to accept these invitations, plus a nice home cooked meal can be a nice change of pace from shawarmas and falafel sandwiches, but don’t take this as a criticism of either, they are both delicious and I highly suggest trying them out. I never felt in danger when I was in Hebron, for the most part locals are excited to meet foreigners and respect your personal space, though I understand I am an adult male and don’t have to worry about the types of harassment that women must deal with on a much more regular basis. Exercise regular amounts of caution, travel with a buddy at night, but don’t think it's a dangerous city in general, nothing could be further than the truth. I most definitely recommend coming to Hebron, I was never bored here but you definitely have to keep yourself busy and meet as many people as possible in my opinion. The Center here can act as a good system of support and routine but it can be a bit unorganized and you might be unsure of your
responsibilities from time to time. If, however you are self-motivated the Center is a great platform and resource for all sorts of activities and projects.

What would you improve about this program?
More of a weekly structure or more specific responsibilities, after the first month or so I stopped having concrete work and had to make myself busy, which I enjoyed, the center is supportive in anything you come up with.
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