Thomas Cahill

Meet Mr. Tom

I began studying Arabic on a whim, and it turned out to be one of the best choices I’ve ever made. In addition to teaching at King’s, I have studied Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Arabic in Amman, and worked as a translator and journalist for a refugee organization. I am now back in the US working towards a master’s degree and representing Arabic Year. I love talking Arabic, Jordan, and King’s. Contact me here!

Contact Arabic Year

Mobile Phone

(ext. 1004)


Arabic Year at King's Academy (AY) enrolls a select number of students from around the world each year. These students, in grades 10-12 (including post-graduate students) share a desire to explore the Arabic language and culture. Students admitted into AY must excel academically, have a willingness to immerse themselves in a new culture and language and be able to show the required maturity to live in an overseas boarding environment. Students of varying levels of Arabic language — from beginner to advanced — can be enrolled in the program.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled. AY applicants will be notified of an admissions decision as soon as their file is complete and has been reviewed. 

A complete application to Arabic Year will include the following:

  • Student application
  • Parent application
  • Academic recommendation
  • Character recommendation
  • Transcripts from the current year and past two years
  • Interview (to be conducted via Skype or phone)

Students or families interested in learning more about the program should email Arabic Year or call the King's Academy Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at +962 6 430 0230 ext. 1112.