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Fall 2016 Clubs

For our full fall schedule, including guest lectures and field trips, please see our Events page.

How To: Series

Bi-weekly/one hour sessions. All levels welcome, pre-Capstone/Summer Abroad students are particularly encouraged to attend.

Wondering how to be a good house guest in the Middle East? Or how to tell a joke in Arabic? Check out our “How To:” club, featuring a different real life situation each meeting. We will learn some cultural expectations and important phrases to memorize to help you handle any situation.

Previous sessions and materials below:

How To: Bargain in a Souk (click here to download handouts)

How To: Be a Good Dinner Guest (click here to download handouts)

How To: Travel Around Morocco (click here to download handouts)

How To: Text in Arabic (click here to download handouts)


Cooking Club

 2-3 times per semester, all levels welcome. 

Learn to cook a different Middle Eastern meal each session, and learn some useful food vocabulary while you're there!

Check out our cookbook to see past recipes:

AFP Cook Book


Calligraphy Club

Weekly/one hour sessions. All levels and non-Flagship students welcome.

Study the art of calligraphy with our own Ustaaz Lutf. Beginners and more advanced calligraphy students alike will learn something new each week and create their own calligraphy art projects.



Music Club

Weekly/one hour sessions. All levels and non-Flagship students welcome. 

Learn about Arabic music from across the Middle East through music videos and lyrics. Each session will be lead by our own AFP students, who will choose a new song to present and discuss each week. Want to share your own favorite Arabic song or artist? Email Lianne to volunteer!

Advanced Book Club

Weekly/one hour sessions. Open to Flagship students in 3rd year or higher. 

Students will read an entire Arabic novel over the course of the semester in this weekly book club and discussion group. Expect to read about 10 pages per week. 


Beginner's Book Club

Weekly/one hour sessions. Open to Flagship students in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years. 

Not ready to take on an entire novel? This beginner's book club will introduce you to the art of Arabic storytelling through short stories, poetry, and other easier pieces. Expect to read up to 5 pages per week. 

Research Discussion Groups

Bi-weekly/one hour sessions. All levels welcome. 

New this semester! Join other AFP students with similar research interests and one of our faculty/staff mentors to discuss topics, learn about research methodology, and receive feedback on your own projects. 

Research areas will be announced soon, and may include linguistics, literature and culture, policy and politics, and more!

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