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This course introduces students to Eastern Arabia and its cultural, ethnographic, socio-economic and historic diversity by way of a three-week tour of the Sultanate of Oman, (possibly Kuwait and/or Qatar for a day trip) and United Arab Emirates. By visiti
Location:
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Muscat, Oman; Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
MayMester Intersession

Program Overview

Program Description:
Georgia State offers many summer and maymester programs led and taught by Georgia State professors. These programs tend to be focused on a particular topic or theme and range from 10 to 20 participants, though some are larger. Students participate in lectures, site visits, excursions, and tours as part of the program. These programs usually last between two and six weeks. Students find these programs a great way to really get to know their professors and other GSU students while earning GSU credits and grades. Students do not have to study on a program related to their major, but they certainly can. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

This course introduces students to Eastern Arabia and its cultural, ethnographic, socio-economic and historic diversity by way of a three-week tour of the Sultanate of Oman, (possibly Kuwait and/or Qatar for a day trip) and United Arab Emirates. By visiting numerous cities and towns across a diverse geographic area, Arabia: Gateway to the World will introduce students to the major cultural and political developments that have influenced the Middle East and larger Indian Ocean world for 2,000 years. Traveling to regions as diverse as Abu Dhabi, al-Ain, Buraymi, Dubai, Muscat, Nizwa, Sur and Salalah,students will not only interface with the major sites of the last 2,000 year history of the larger Islamic world, but they will interact with the cultural diversity and rich religious heritage (Muslim, Jewish, and Hindu) that has traversed the Indian Ocean and Arabia more generally. Moreover, students will get to swim in some of the most exotic, isolated, and beautiful beaches in the world. Students will not need prior knowledge of the region's history but will have a chance through daily readings and lectures to learn how to think about the diverse histories/cultures openly exchanging in front of them. No language requirement. No prerequisites.

Setting Description:
Participants will stay in 3-4 star hotels when possible.
Cost:
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