Cairo is Egypt’s capital and the largest city in Africa. The city’s medieval Islamic foundations are over a thousand years old, and its heritage stretches back even further to encompass Pharaonic, Greek, Roman, and Arab history. The city boasts stunning museums, mosques, churches and synagogues, as well as a large medieval “suq” and the famous Giza pyramids. It is also trying to catch up with modernization today. This is especially true since the 25 Jan. revolution 2011, as Egypt’s political and cultural activities are buzzing with life. Cairo is a major political and intellectual force in the Arab world, a center of popular culture, arts, and religious learning. It is the ideal place to learn more than the Arabic language – the cultural and societal depth in the region.


Students study in a world renowned academic centre devoted to the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language. The institute aims at bridging cultures around the globe through helping students learn Arabic and understand the Arab region. It has been serving thousands of students visiting from abroad, and the larger expatriate community in Egypt, as well as providing professional training to teachers of Arabic. The institute is first certified Arabic Oral Proficiency Interviewers by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)


Arabic is the official language of the 22 countries that form the Arab League. There are more than 300 million Arabic speakers across the world. It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations (UN). The Arabic script is widely used in art through calligraphy and it is now common to see more modern and contemporary Arabic art being produced; some of it uses a fusion of calligraphy and graffiti, known as ‘calligraffiti’. There are many differences between Arabic and English, the most obvious one being that it is written from right to left. There are also a few sounds that don’t exist in other languages, such as ‘ح’ , which is a ‘h’ sound as in ‘hubb’ (love). To get an idea of how this is pronounced, imagine breathing on a window pane to create a mist.


Throughout the intensive study periods all students join weekly cultural activities and events, including tours, calligraphy, seminars and films. The weekly seminars include prominent speakers in the fields of Egyptology, Islamic Architecture, Islamic Philosophy, Film, Oriental music and Religious Studies (Islamic/Coptic/Jewish). On long week ends there is often a legendary trip to Luxor-Aswan south of Egypt where they live with the Pharaohs or for those who love the beach can be to the Red Sea!


Egyptian food is one of the most authentic and delicious foods in the world. Within a combination of elements from across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Greece and France, reflecting the diverse influences that  Egyptian have had throughout its history,  Egyptian chefs often put their own spin on their version of the most beloved foods in Egypt. Rice-stuffed vegetables and grape leaves, hummus, falafel, shawarma, kebab and kofta, ful medames, mashed fava beans, kushari, lentils, and molokhiya, there’s nowhere in the world quite like Egypt


Acquaintance Programme
(Short Term Immersion Programme)

Experience the power of learning through adventure with our Acquaintance Programme. Our immersive cultural and language experience begins with a minimum of  two weeks, and the journey continues as long as you desire. Crafted for young learners aged 16 and above, this programme blends the excitement of travel with the fulfillment of mastering a new language. While you explore your destination, participate in daily activities and excursions that bring you closer to its heart. With Blingo’s 24/7 support, you can focus on your journey with confidence. Upon completion, receive a prestigious certificate showcasing your cultural and linguistic competence gained through this extraordinary experience.

2 Weeks+
Cultural Activities & excursions
Language Certification

Native Programme
(Long term Cultural Programme)

Uncover the essence of a foreign culture with our Native Programme. Tailored for adults and those seeking higher education and career opportunities in language and culture, this long-term experience offers an in-depth exploration of a new cultural landscape. Whether you’re a gap-year student or an individual ready to embrace a transformative journey, our Native Programme equips you with practical global skills that will shape your future. Collaborating with top schools and institutions, we ensure a comprehensive learning experience, culminating in a degree certifying your proficiency and cultural competence. Immerse yourself in a new way of life and emerge as a true global citizen with the Native Programme.

6 months+
Become a global citizen
Discover Career Opportunities
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