Why 2020 is the year to visit Cairo. By Lindsey Galloway, 13 January 2020.
Founded in 969AD, modern Cairo may seem young in comparison to the 4,500-year-old pyramids just across the Nile. But the city has seen its own share of history in its lifetime, including occupations by the Ottomans and British and revolutions that changed the course of the country.
Cairo and the region’s history – new and ancient – will soon be on display at the Grand Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world dedicated to a single civilisation. Located just 2km from the Great Pyramids, the museum (set to open at the end of 2020) has locals excited to experience more of their own history and share the treasures of the ancient Egyptian civilisation with new visitors. Read More
In Cairo, you can study either Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) or Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA). The school offers a variety of language courses at all levels, taught by qualified teachers. To make your course more effective, plan your extracurricular activities to ensure you have the opportunity to interact with native speakers in real world situations; add to your language course field trips to learn first-hand about the wonders of Egyptian culture and art, singing lessons are perfect to improve your pronunciation, Egyptian cooking classes ideal if you are a foodie or join the drama club to include body language and cultural aspects to your learning experience.