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LINGUIST List 21.515

Mon Feb 01 2010

Confs: Standard Arabic, Applied Ling, General Ling/Egypt

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        1.    Rajaa Aquil, Georgia Tech Arabic LBAT Summer Study Abroad

Message 1: Georgia Tech Arabic LBAT Summer Study Abroad
Date: 31-Jan-2010
From: Rajaa Aquil <roujajina7aol.com>
Subject: Georgia Tech Arabic LBAT Summer Study Abroad
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Georgia Tech Arabic LBAT Summer Study Abroad

Date: 28-May-2010 - 23-Jul-2010
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Contact: Rajaa Aquil
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.oie.gatech.edu/sa/basics/procedurenongt.php

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard

Meeting Description:

Georgia Institute of Technology- Arabic LBAT Summer 2010 Program

The Arabic program at Georgia Institute of Technology announces its Arabic Language for Business and Technology study abroad program for the summer of 2010. The program is a Georgia Tech faculty led program directed by Dr. Rajaa Aquil at the school of Modern Languages.

Immerse yourself in Arabic language, business, technology and culture for 8 weeks, between May 28 and July 23, 2010 in Cairo, Egypt. Academic program is directed by Georgia Tech faculty and taught in collaboration with the faculty at Arab Academy in Cairo. Eligible students are those who have done 3 semesters of Arabic.

The $5,650 program fee includes academic program, airport pickup and drop, group transportation, lunch, cultural and business site visits, lodging, guest speakers, extracurricular activities such as Arabic cooking, calligraphy and music (the fee does not include airfare, visa, School of Modern Language application fee, tuition or Georgia Tech International Program Fee, tuition, independent meals, books). Tuition is for 9 credit hours. Out of state students apply as transient students and pay in-state tuition and fees plus $250. Please see the link below for the application as a transient student.

The academic program is of 9 credit hours of Arabic for special purposes. The courses are: Arabic for Business I and II, and one advanced Arabic listening and reading skills. The business courses will deal with business related language skills and culture, such as writing business letters, memos and reports. It will also teach and train the participants the etiquette of doing business in the Arab world. Being totally immersed in Arabic language and culture participants will have ample opportunities to work on advancing their reading, listening and speaking skills of Arabic. They will attend plays, conduct interviews with native speakers and will be engaged to conduct surveys and questionnaires interviewing native speakers of Arabic.

Lodging is in a very safe and major neighborhood of Cairo. Housing will be managed by Arab academy. Lunch will be offered to students at the premises of Arab Academy, which is located in Garden City, one of Cairo's major and up-scale neighborhood and close to the American Embassy as well.

Cultural visit and excursions galore. They will include visits to Egyptian cultural and historical landmarks in Cairo such as old Cairo, Islamic and Koptic Cairo, Giza pyramids, Saqqara, the Egyptian Museum, and a Nile Felluca Ride at sunset. Weekend tours and excursions include travel to Luxor, a boat cruise from Luxor to Aswan, to South Sinai where you climb the mountain, watch sunrise and visit St. Catherine, and then enjoy the coral reefs at the Red Sea, a weekend excursion to Alexandria where you visit Alexandria library, white sandy beaches, and enjoy eating at popular fish restaurants. All excursions are included in fees.

Business site visits: field trips to major engineering, construction, IT firms and companies, financial firms and banks, the Egyptian Stock Market, the American Chamber of Commerce, and the Smart Village.

Attend lectures in English given by noted Egyptians on current political, economic, music, art, theater and Cinema and other social issues.

Also enjoy extra-curricular activities and learning: Arabic music, dancing, calligraphy, and cooking.

Quick Facts:

Location: Cairo
Duration: (8 weeks) - May 28-July 23, 2010
Cost: $5,650
Host Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Non-refundable application Fee: $200
Application Deadline: February 15, 2010 for Transient students
Transient students: Check the following link:
First Payment: February 15th, 2010 - $3,000
Second Payment: March 15th, 2010 - $2650
Director: Dr. Rajaa Aquil: email rajaa.aquilmodlangs.gatech.edu

Academic Program:

Intensive 3rd year Language study
9 credits; 8 weeks; Three 3 credit hour courses
ARBC 3691 Intensive Advanced Arabic
ARBC 3692 Arabic for Business and Technology I
ARBC 3693 Arabic for Business and Technology II

Check the following links:




For detailed information contact Dr. Aquil. You will also need to fill in the online application form on the link provided above.

Rajaa Aquil, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Arabic
School of Modern Languages
Georgia Institute of Technology
613 Cherry Street
Swann Building #317
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 4043857252
Fax: 4048940955
Email: rajaa.aquilmodlangs.gatech.edu

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