Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in the Middle East, and is widely spoken around Europe and several countries in Africa and Asia. It's the official language for 22 countries and immersed in tradition.
If you're interested in journalism, international law, international business, foreign service, education, communications, humanities, finance, or many other positions that work in international affairs, Arabic can increase your chances of obtaining these careers.
If you are interested in learning about Muslim culture, the Middle East, or the Quran, Arabic will enrich your studies. If you know someone who speaks Arabic, learning the language will help you communicate with them and better understand their culture.
You will learn how to speak, listen, read and write in formal Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and have an opportunity to learn to speak Egyptian Arabic, the most widely spoken local dialect. Through your classes, you will also gain an understanding of Arabic culture and traditions to better communicate with those around you.