Through DePaul's Arabic Studies program, you will develop the ability to speak, understand, read and write the Arabic language and will be encouraged to foster an appreciation of Islamic literature and civilization.
Studying Arabic will expand your knowledge of the Middle East and of the culture of more than one billion Arabs across the globe. While learning the Arabic language, you will also learn about the Arab cultural, religious and political forces.
The Arabic language is one of the United Nations' six official languages, and the U.S. Government considers it one of the most critical languages for Americans to learn. Chicago has one of the nation's largest Arab-American populations in the U.S., giving you opportunities to visit its communities and gain first-hand knowledge about the Arab culture and language.