Louisa
If you are searching for a life-changing experience that will broaden your horizons and shape you as a person, don’t let this once in a lifetime opportunity pass!

Louisa Pilhatsch AY'20

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!

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Post-Graduate Gap Year

  • Learn Arabic

  • Explore Jordan and the Middle East

  • Soak up Arabic language, culture, art, history, cuisine and more

  • Live in Jordan, one of the safest and most welcoming countries in the world 

  • Attend King's Academy, an international American-style boarding school

King’s Academy welcomes post-graduate (PG) students through our Arabic Year program every year. PG students are members of the senior class and have access to all the programs and resources of our student body. The post-graduate program through Arabic Year allows PG students a year to mature, grow and sharpen their skills before entering college. Learning Arabic and being immersed in a different culture broadens their language and cultural horizons.

King’s Academy has served our PG students well. A good example is Joshua Claxton, who spent a gap year at King's after graduating from the Lawrenceville School. Joshua went on to study at Middlebury College after his PG year at King’s.

Joshua Claxton
My classes and travels were informative, but it was those informal interactions with people of different backgrounds that made the experience transformative.

Joshua Claxton AY'14

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Learn the Arabic language or deepen your mastery of it. Soak in the culture of the Middle East. "Learn by doing" through off-campus educational excursions in Jordan and the region. Learn more about Arabic Year here.