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Egypt

Dates

May 9 – May 24, 2023

Cost

$2,995 + required airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Middle Eastern Studies, History

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 1: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

For Summer 2023, the program will be based entirely in Egypt.

This program is designed to give students an introduction to the rich diversity and complexities of the region through an interdisciplinary course that includes the study of history, art, culture, economics, music, politics, and religion. Students get to know locals through interactive assignments. On-site learning, coupled with guest lectures by local experts, makes historical sights in Cairo and Egypt come alive. The location/s of this program may change if needed. Students should be aware that the program is physically strenuous and involves walking several miles at a time on most days, as well as hiking and swimming.

Note: Studying abroad likely is more physically strenuous than you are used to at home. KIIS study abroad programs typically involve approx. 5-10 miles of walking (approx. 10,000-20,000 steps) or the like in a day, including the possibility of walking, hiking, and climbing stairs in heat and humidity, over elevations at higher altitudes, and over rocky terrain. See Health & Wellness for more information.

Language Requirement: None. Course taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hotels and Hostels, 2-4 per room.  

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 15, 2023 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

“I have taught and led study tours to Jerusalem since 1993. I lived in Cairo, Egypt for six years, where I directed a semester-long academic program for students from the USA.  I speak fluent Arabic as well as some Hebrew and Turkish. I am excited to provide KIIS students an opportunity to study in Israel and Egypt.”

– Richard Cahill, Co-Director

“I’ve taught Middle Eastern Dance for over 20 years.  I was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, and have performed and taught in Japan, Europe, the USA, and the Middle East. I’ve co-led several study tours in the region, and enjoys guiding students through rich cross-cultural learning experiences.”

– Nashwa Cahill, Co-Director.

Course

The course is taught in English and is 3 credit hours. You must enroll in the course.

HIST 215 Topics: History, Religion & Politics of Cairo and Egypt

Dr. Richard Cahill

Using the study of history, religion and politics, this interdisciplinary course focuses on Cairo and Egypt, and the three Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Special attention will be given to the historical development of religious traditions that are still alive today in the places that we will visit. The rich remains of religious architecture and art will be studied, from the ancient Coptic churches to Al-Azhar Mosque.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

Cairo

Sites visited may include: The Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Antiquities Museum (includes King Tut exhibit), the massive bazaar, historic mosques and churches.

Dinner Cruise on the Nile

We take a boat ride down the Nile enjoying an evening cruise with dinner and a show of traditional music and dance as we cruise alongside the glittering lights of Cairo.

Snorkel in the Red Sea

The program ends with a few days at the beautiful resort town of El-Gouna, on the Red Sea coast of Egypt. Vibrant blue water, sandy beaches and exquisite coral, will make for a perfect conclusion to an amazing set of experiences.   

Bedouin Encounter

While at the Red Sea coast, in the cooling evening, we will trek (by Jeep 4x4s) into the Eastern desert to visit a Bedouin camp and experience their culture and hospitality.

What's Included

Program Cost:  $2,995 + required airfare

Earn up to 3 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Required)

Airport Transfers in Egypt

Accommodations

2 Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Egypt Visa

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for obtaining a passport ($165), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $250-$450 depending on your food tastes/spending habits), and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Required Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,700 – $1,800

The group flight is required for Egypt program participants. We fly together overnight from the USA to Cairo, Egypt. At the end of the program, we fly back from Egypt as a group.  KIIS will purchase the flight tickets for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. 

The flight to Egypt is overnight arriving the following day. On the return, the flight from Egypt to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Dates

May 9 – May 24, 2023

Cost

$2,995 + required airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Middle Eastern Studies, History

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 1: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

For Summer 2023, the program will be based entirely in Egypt.

This program is designed to give students an introduction to the rich diversity and complexities of the region through an interdisciplinary course that includes the study of history, art, culture, economics, music, politics, and religion. Students get to know locals through interactive assignments. On-site learning, coupled with guest lectures by local experts, makes historical sights in Cairo and Egypt come alive. The location/s of this program may change if needed. Students should be aware that the program is physically strenuous and involves walking several miles at a time on most days, as well as hiking and swimming.

Note: Studying abroad likely is more physically strenuous than you are used to at home. KIIS study abroad programs typically involve approx. 5-10 miles of walking (approx. 10,000-20,000 steps) or the like in a day, including the possibility of walking, hiking, and climbing stairs in heat and humidity, over elevations at higher altitudes, and over rocky terrain. See Health & Wellness for more information.

Language Requirement: None. Course taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hotels and Hostels, 2-4 per room.  

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 15, 2023 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

“I have taught and led study tours to Jerusalem since 1993. I lived in Cairo, Egypt for six years, where I directed a semester-long academic program for students from the USA.  I speak fluent Arabic as well as some Hebrew and Turkish. I am excited to provide KIIS students an opportunity to study in Israel and Egypt.”

– Richard Cahill, Co-Director

“I’ve taught Middle Eastern Dance for over 20 years.  I was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, and have performed and taught in Japan, Europe, the USA, and the Middle East. I’ve co-led several study tours in the region, and enjoys guiding students through rich cross-cultural learning experiences.”

– Nashwa Cahill, Co-Director.

Course

The course is taught in English and is 3 credit hours. You must enroll in the course.

HIST 215 Topics: History, Religion & Politics of Cairo and Egypt

Dr. Richard Cahill

Using the study of history, religion and politics, this interdisciplinary course focuses on Cairo and Egypt, and the three Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Special attention will be given to the historical development of religious traditions that are still alive today in the places that we will visit. The rich remains of religious architecture and art will be studied, from the ancient Coptic churches to Al-Azhar Mosque.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

Cairo

Sites visited may include: The Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Antiquities Museum (includes King Tut exhibit), the massive bazaar, historic mosques and churches.

Dinner Cruise on the Nile

We take a boat ride down the Nile enjoying an evening cruise with dinner and a show of traditional music and dance as we cruise alongside the glittering lights of Cairo.

Snorkel in the Red Sea

The program ends with a few days at the beautiful resort town of El-Gouna, on the Red Sea coast of Egypt. Vibrant blue water, sandy beaches and exquisite coral, will make for a perfect conclusion to an amazing set of experiences.   

Bedouin Encounter

While at the Red Sea coast, in the cooling evening, we will trek (by Jeep 4x4s) into the Eastern desert to visit a Bedouin camp and experience their culture and hospitality.

What's Included

Program Cost:  $2,995 + required airfare

Earn up to 3 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Required)

Airport Transfers in Egypt

Accommodations

2 Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Egypt Visa

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for obtaining a passport ($165), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $250-$450 depending on your food tastes/spending habits), and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Required Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,700 – $1,800

The group flight is required for Egypt program participants. We fly together overnight from the USA to Cairo, Egypt. At the end of the program, we fly back from Egypt as a group.  KIIS will purchase the flight tickets for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. 

The flight to Egypt is overnight arriving the following day. On the return, the flight from Egypt to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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