The programme and its goals:
This programme is devoted to fully immersing students in the Palestinian culture and the Arabic language. The students are integrated in An-Najah's campus life by connecting with the students and the local community in Nablus and giving students an interactive education with Palestinian culture. By familiarizing themselves with Palestinian society and its traditions, students break down barriers separating them from the community and their understanding of Arab society is no longer defined by stereotypes.
The programme utilizes social and cultural interactive programs to immerse students in Palestinian society. Classes are taught exclusively in Arabic and students are not spoken to in their native language.
The teachers of the program are trained specifically for using immersive methods in their classes and ensure that students are not overwhelmed but are able to apply these methods effectively.
Tools and methods:
Students' education is supplemented with contemporary political literature and newspapers to teach modern political vocabulary and students are required to carry out applied field research and one-on-one interviews.
The programme organizes social occasions that introduce students to people in the local community and facilitates their involvement in the university's activities, groups, and clubs. Students are encouraged to participate in the university's literary and creative works journal, publishing their Arabic short stories or poetry. The programme also incorporates seminars based on student interest. Like our other programs, students would also enjoy regular field trips around Palestine and to Palestinian homes.