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  • Infographic: Non-Verbal Communication in the Arab World

    Language and culture are intertwined, which makes non-verbal communication a key aspect in language learning. Not all communication is language-based;…

  • Infographic: How Would You Like Your Tea?

    Besides water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. In the Arab world, Morocco consumes the most…

  • Infographic: The Spectrum of Love in Classical Arabic

    The word for “love” appears throughout Arabic literature in many forms. Arabic views love as a complex spectrum, containing several…

  • Infographic: Arabic Calligraphy

    Known in Arabic as خط (khuṭ) , literally “line”, Arabic calligraphy is the practice of artistically presenting the Arabic script…

  • From Class to Marrakech

    Caroline studied Arabic at Shawnee Mission South High School, and now studies at George Washington University. She studied with teachers…

  • Chasing Opportunities

     Jonathan studies at Brigham Young University, majoring in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic Language while also being a Pre-Med student. …

  • Beyond the Silence

    Dana Slayton, currently living in Rabat, Morocco studying Arabic through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program, and starting…

  • Give a Little Back

    Caila is one of QFI’s Academic Excellence Awardees for the 2016-2017 academic year. She spent eight months as a gap…

  • Infographic: Dialects of the Arab World

    In the Arabic language, there is a difference between the formalized “Modern Standard Arabic,” and its wide variety of regional…

  • From Opportunity to Action

    When I first began working at Qatar Foundation International, I was always told that QFI aims to be a thought…