SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

 

At IH Cairo ILI we aim to give our students an understanding of not only the Arabic language but also Egyptian culture and history. To achieve this we offer a variety of both inhouse social activities and outside trips. 

 

We also have curriculum related trips, where students are asked to perform certain tasks that require them to use their Arabic skills. Examples of curriculum related trips could be a group of students going to the bank or to the local supermarket.

 

In school activities we have include:

 

  • Singing classes

  • Bookfairs

  • Egyptian food cooking classes

  • Bazaar Displays

  • Holiday Theme Parties

  • Calligraphy demonstrations and classes

  • Egyptian board games

 

Outside trips we offer include:

 

Weekly excursions to famous sights in and around Cairo. All trips and tours are organized through a trusted and inexpensive local tour operator and all tours are accompanied by a knowledgeable guide and driver, where appropriate.   

 

Our aim is to provide our students with opportunities to visit well-known and lesser known cultural and historic sites in Egypt to enhance their stay and use their language skills.

 

Tours and trips we provide each round include:

 

The Great Giza Pyramids

Enjoy wondering around the pyramid complex as your tour guide explains some of the history and mystery surrounding it. The Giza Pyramids are the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.

 

Giza Pyramids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandria

Visit all historical places in the city of Alexandria which include:

Roman catacombs -> a multi-level labyrinth, reached via a large spiral staircase featuring dozens of chambers adorned with sculpted pillars and statues.

Bombay Pillar -> a  Roman triumphal column that is one of the best-known ancient monuments still standing in Alexandria today!

Citadel -> 15th century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast, built upon the ruins of the Lighthouse of Alexandria

Alexandria Library  -> the largest and most significant great library of the ancient world.

 

Alex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saqqara

Saqqara is one of the oldest burial places of Ancient Egypt and home to several royal pyramids. Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world famous Step pyramid of Djoser. The step pyramid is the oldest complete stone building complex in history.

 

 Saqqara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felucca & Sound & Light Show

Sail by Felucca down the Nile before taking in the spectacle that is the Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids of Giza. The Light & Sound Show gives a running History of Egypt with a stunning colored light show reflecting off the pyramids walls.

 

Felucca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili

Visit the Egyptian Museum, just off the famous Tahrir Square. Enjoy learning about the importance of ancient Egyptian artifacts and see everything from the treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb to mummified animals.

Then go to Khan El Khalili at night when it truly comes alives. Walk the narrow streets and learn about the history behind this marketplace and centre of Cairo.

 

Khan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Cairo

Old Cairo is part of Cairo Egypt that contains the remnants of those cities which were capitals before Cairo. It encompasses Coptic Cairo and its many old churches and ruins of Roman fortifications. Tour highlights of Old Cairo include: Hanging church, Abu Serga Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue.

 

OldCairo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moez Street

Pay a visit to El Moez Street, the best place where you can discover the Islamic civilization and more. It is one of the most amazing streets in Islamic Cairo and dates back to the Fatimid era and has almost all types of Islamic architecture.

Moez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Mokatam and Garabage City

Visit the home of the Zabeleen (the garabage collectors of Cairo) and the Coptic churches carved into the Mountain! In the middle of the garbage-filled area are a number of beautiful churches carved into a cave. There is the original cave church and the newly build one that seats 70,000 people!

 

Mokatam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Black and White Desert

Get out of Cairo for some peace, quiet and adventure in the desert. The Farafra depression is the second biggest depression by size located in Western Egypt and the smallest by population. A main geopgraphic attraction of Farafra is its White Desert. Tour highlights include: White Desert, Black Desert, Crystal Mountain, Heiz Oasis Farafra and Bahariya.

 

Desert

Will you go with me to the cafeteria now?

هل تذهب معي إلى الكافيتيريا الآن ؟

Used to ask if someone will go somewhere with them


The staff and teachers at ILI are very helpful! They are well trained in their positions and able to assist students through the whole process. I love coming to ILI because I always feel welcome and excited for class.

Starseay Hillegeist - United States