Five Black Arabs and their work, as well as links to additional resources on Black Arabs and combatting racism in Arabic-speaking countries.
A look back on the things we did at Virtual Al-Waha this year, and how to wish someone a Happy New Year!
Next week starts our first virtual meeting of Club Al-Waha, or “nadi Al-Waha” نادي الواحة in Arabic, and we have so many fun things in store for our villagers. Sign up by October 9!
One of our credit villagers from this summer, Yousef, shares his reflections on his experiences at Virtual Al-Waha.
A review of what we did this summer at Virtual Al-Waha 2020.
What we learned at our first week of Virtual Al-Waha!
Introducing the camp counselors who are teaching Arabic virtually this summer!
Five things you can learn at our Virtual Village, plus 2020 scholarship and registration info!
a review of the book Arabic Stories for Language Learners!
About ways to show gratitude in the Arab world!
a summary with links of ten impressive Ted Talks!
about some fun phrases from the Egyptian dialect of Arabic!
about some of the different types of music at Al-Wāḥa this year!
Our villagers showed off their talents at our annual talent show. Here’s a selection of the acts!
For our evening program, we split into our families and competed in a family game night! It was sister against sister, brother against brother as the villagers competed in various sports and games.
about our celebration of Eid Al-Adha!
about our amazing Saturday!
about the arrival of our second set of two-week villagers!
about credit weekend!
saying our goodbyes!
becoming Detective Columbo!
about the Egyptian market Khan el-Khalili!
on our exchange with Lac du Bois!
about our Palestine simulation!
a relaxing day!
about our Levantine wedding simulation!
meet some famous figures from the Arab world!
about our Silk Road evening program!
Assalamu alaikum, wa marhaban bikom ila Al-Wāḥa! Welcome to Al-Wāḥa! Today was an incredibly exciting day, as our first group of villagers for the summer arrived and settled in. The villagers first approached the name station, where they picked out their new village name, then crossed the border into camp by going through customs. After turning in their phone, English books, and English food, they moved into their beit (cabin) for the...
a baqlaawa recipe!
about all the things you can do at our village!
a review of “The Land of Hypocrisy” on Netflix!
checking out Spotify’s Arabic music playlists!
about five of my favorite Arabic words/phrases!
Wishing you a very happy United Nations World Arabic Language Day!
looking back at this summer!
about our talent show and more!
about our scavenger hunt and more!
about our exchange with Lac du Bois and more!
about our carnival and more!
about our wedding simulation and the rest of the day’s activities!
about our preparations for I-day and more!
about Goha, a famous wise fool character, and the day’s activities!
about our refugee simulation and more!
a description of our Opening Day activities!
about our Friday activities!
about our Thursday and the evening dance competition!
about our day-long Palestine simulation!
Assalamu alaikum, everybody! Today was one of those days when the difference between standing in the shade and standing in the sun seemed enormous. Anyway, the day campers today did one of the most fun activities in the universe, and that was blowing bubbles! bubbles at the camera! these two were passing bubbles back and forth! Also, today...
exploring world religions as practiced in the Middle-East!
Izzayyikom?! How are you?! Welcome back to our blog! The first thing we did today was say our goodbyes to our artist-in-resident Ahmed Ali El Haggar. To commemorate, we took a group photo: gathered outside Al-Quds... Afterwards, the villagers headed to their first mughamara. I followed and interrupted them to take some side profile shots for an activity for the evening program happening later today. As you...
a look at our restful Saturday!
about what we did on Friday!
some snapshots of today’s activities, including traveling along the Silk Road!
hunting for treasure and more, at Al- Wāḥa!
our first full day at Al- Wāḥa!
a look at Opening Day at Al-Wāḥa!