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Israel & Egypt

Dates

May 15 – June 6, 2021

Cost

$3,500 + required airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

History, Dance

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

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, make historical sights in Cairo 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.

Language Requirement: None. Courses taught in English. 

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

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 17 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

Both courses are taught in English and equal 4 credit hours. You must enroll in both courses.

HIST 490 Topics: History, Religion and Politics of Jerusalem and Cairo

Dr. Richard Cahill

Using the study of history, religion and politics, this interdisciplinary course focuses on two fascinating cites: Jerusalem and Cairo and the three Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

PE 416 Topics: Dance and Culture of Jerusalem and Cairo

Prof. Nashwa Cahill

Focusing on Jerusalem and Cairo, we study how dance is related to values and belief systems; and how dance and other artistic expression are shared and communicated across cultural and national boundaries.

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:  $3,500 + required airfare

Earn up to 4 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Required)

Airport Transfers in Egypt

Accommodations

2 Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Dance Workshop

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 ($145), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $250-$450 depending on your food tastes/spending habits), ISIC card (required, $25), any class readings/materials, 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: $1,800 – $1,900

The group flight is required for Egypt program participants. We fly together overnight from Louisville to Cairo, Egypt. At the end of the program, we fly back from Egypt to Louisville 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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Description

Dates

May 15 – June 6, 2021

Cost

$3,500 + required airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

History, Dance

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

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, make historical sights in Cairo 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.

Language Requirement: None. Courses taught in English. 

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

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 17 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

Both courses are taught in English and equal 4 credit hours. You must enroll in both courses.

HIST 490 Topics: History, Religion and Politics of Jerusalem and Cairo

Dr. Richard Cahill

Using the study of history, religion and politics, this interdisciplinary course focuses on two fascinating cites: Jerusalem and Cairo and the three Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

PE 416 Topics: Dance and Culture of Jerusalem and Cairo

Prof. Nashwa Cahill

Focusing on Jerusalem and Cairo, we study how dance is related to values and belief systems; and how dance and other artistic expression are shared and communicated across cultural and national boundaries.

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:  $3,500 + required airfare

Earn up to 4 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Required)

Airport Transfers in Egypt

Accommodations

2 Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Dance Workshop

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 ($145), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $250-$450 depending on your food tastes/spending habits), ISIC card (required, $25), any class readings/materials, 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: $1,800 – $1,900

The group flight is required for Egypt program participants. We fly together overnight from Louisville to Cairo, Egypt. At the end of the program, we fly back from Egypt to Louisville 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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