Ibn Ghazi Arabic Institute is a language, cultural and academic center located in the historical and cultural capital of Morocco, Fez. IGAI offers more than Arabic classes. Students at IGAI, who come from various universities all over the world, do not only enjoy learning Arabic from native and very experienced professors (most of whom taught Arabic in the US as Fulbright scholars) but they also have the opportunity to attend lectures on topics related to the Arab and Muslim world, cultural activities, trips and excursions and calligraphy and craftsmanship workshops; this is in addition to living in and exploring the imperial city of Fez which remains the biggest medieval city in the world and one of the few remaining ones.
Last summer, we were proud to host the Fulbright Hays program in collaboration with Juniata College, an Amer ican University located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, which got the grant from the US Department of Education. Ten American professors took part in the program for four weeks. The program constituted of Arabic teaching as a core activity in addition to various other activities such as lectures, cultural excursions, calligraphy workshops and many others. This testified to the success of IGAI in winning the trust of American institutions of higher education.