Why Learn Arabic In Tripoli?

Tripoli, the second largest city in Lebanon, has always been an important urban center for Arab empires in the Levantine region. While Beirut was a middle-sized fisherman city in the 18th century, Tripoli was already the capital of the Turkish Wilayat of Tarabluss, a prosperous city embracing the Mediterranean coast for centuries.

From the Crusader Castle of St-Gilles, to its endless souks and its islands, Tripoli's got it all. Not to mention El Mina's vibrant nightlife and pubs as well as its culinary art, Tripoli’s authenticity and dynamic atmosphere makes it the perfect choice for any international Arabic student seeking a place to study in this part of the world.

Located only 85km away from Beirut (50mn drive), North Lebanon's capital offers a perfect setting for linguistic immersion into Levantine culture and history. As many former Arabic students in Lebanon would tell you, the westernization of Beirut makes it very difficult to practice Arabic on a daily basis, making Tripoli more and more attractive to international students.

You will also appreciate the incredible architectural scenery in Tripoli. This city is known to have the second largest Mamluk heritage in the world after Cairo : It's filled with countless mosques, hammams, souks, and mansions from that era. Other advantages of studying in Tripoli would be the low rent and affordable living expenses, the proximity of clean public beaches, the absence of traffic jams, the cedar mountains and last but not least, its incredibly hospitable and generous people.

Our exchange programs facilitates linguistic educational support for children marginalized within the Lebanese school systems. This program will surely leave you with a long-lasting memory of your time spent in Tripoli, volunteering/exchanging while also improving your Arabic skills in complete cultural immersion.