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!
Quarantine-related vlogs by Arab YouTubers!
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!
Our opening day activities!
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!
a look at our election day simulation!
exploring world religions as practiced in the Middle-East!
a look at our beach day activities and our ancient civilizations evening program!
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!
Marhaban! Kayfa halakom?! How are you doing?! Today, we began the day with morning exercises, or tamareen al-sabah, followed by the raising of the flag (today’s flag was Saudia Arabia’s), and breakfast, which consisted of eggs, bread with za’tar, and grapes, among other foods. Next, we headed over to the cabins, or buyoot (technically, “houses”), and cleaned up our living spaces. Afterward, we headed back to Al-Quds, our dining hall, named after the city...
a look at Opening Day at Al-Wāḥa!