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Israel & Egypt

Dates

June 13 – June 28, 2020

Cost

$2,750 + required airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

History, Middle Eastern Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2019: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2020: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

For 2020, the program visits Egypt only. In 2021, the program will return to Israel & 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, make historical sights in Cairo come alive. The location/s of this program may change if needed. Students should be aware that program is physically strenuous and involves walking several miles at a time on most days, as well as hiking and swimming.

Language Requirement: None. Course taught in English. 

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

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 18 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Directors: Dr. Richard Cahill, richard_cahill@berea.edu & Dr. John Dizgun, john.dizgun@wku.edu

Course

You must enroll in the course.

HIST 490 Topics: History, Religion & Politics of Cairo and Egypt

Dr. Richard Cahill and Dr. John Dizgun

An introduction to the teachings and practice of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity in historical and contemporary political context. 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

What's Included

Program Cost:  $2,750 + required airfare

3 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Required)

Airport Transfers in Egypt

Accommodations

Breakfast & 1 Meal per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Egypt Visa

Medical Insurance

Security Evacuation Protection

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), ISIC card (required, approx. $25), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $400 minimum) 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

June 13 – June 28, 2020

Cost

$2,750 + required airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

History, Middle Eastern Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2019: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2020: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

For 2020, the program visits Egypt only. In 2021, the program will return to Israel & 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, make historical sights in Cairo come alive. The location/s of this program may change if needed. Students should be aware that program is physically strenuous and involves walking several miles at a time on most days, as well as hiking and swimming.

Language Requirement: None. Course taught in English. 

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

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 18 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Directors: Dr. Richard Cahill, richard_cahill@berea.edu & Dr. John Dizgun, john.dizgun@wku.edu

Course

You must enroll in the course.

HIST 490 Topics: History, Religion & Politics of Cairo and Egypt

Dr. Richard Cahill and Dr. John Dizgun

An introduction to the teachings and practice of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity in historical and contemporary political context. 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

What's Included

Program Cost:  $2,750 + required airfare

3 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Required)

Airport Transfers in Egypt

Accommodations

Breakfast & 1 Meal per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Egypt Visa

Medical Insurance

Security Evacuation Protection

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), ISIC card (required, approx. $25), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $400 minimum) 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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