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Year abroad uni for Arabic

Has anyone got a direct experience of studying Arabic on a year abroad at the following unis: Qasid in Jordan, IFPO in Jordan and the Bourguiba Institute in Tunisia? How was it? Given the political situation, which country is safer for the next academic year? Thank you.
As an Arabic person I would tell you that Tunisian speak a screwed up type of Arabic. Due to the occupation of France they mix their Arabic with some French it’s extremely hard to understand them. However, Tunisia is far more beautiful than Jordan. Both countries are relatively safe. What to worry about is the outer problems that might face the country not from the inside, because people are friendly and there’s no knife/gun problems. If you wanted to speak Arabic I advise you to go to Jordan. However, due to the conflicts done by Israel the situation there is slightly unstable. In a nutshell Tunisia is safer.
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Original post by Ezio_Khalaf
As an Arabic person I would tell you that Tunisian speak a screwed up type of Arabic. Due to the occupation of France they mix their Arabic with some French it’s extremely hard to understand them. However, Tunisia is far more beautiful than Jordan. Both countries are relatively safe. What to worry about is the outer problems that might face the country not from the inside, because people are friendly and there’s no knife/gun problems. If you wanted to speak Arabic I advise you to go to Jordan. However, due to the conflicts done by Israel the situation there is slightly unstable. In a nutshell Tunisia is safer.


Thank you so much for your time to reply. My thinking was similar to yours. Apparently St Andrews students go to Dubai and Abu Dhabi for their year abroad. How are they from the language learning point of view?
Original post by Barbossa
Thank you so much for your time to reply. My thinking was similar to yours. Apparently St Andrews students go to Dubai and Abu Dhabi for their year abroad. How are they from the language learning point of view?

they are quite good especially if you will be speaking arabic there

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