Program Details

Highlights:

-Walk through history: from ancient Egyptian artifacts through a medieval market to the Cairo Jazz Club.
-Watch history unfold: learn about the "Arab Spring" at a local university that is a block away from its epicenter at Tahir Square

Location:
Alexandria, Egypt; Cairo, Egypt
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 6/18/2013 End Date: 7/18/2013

Visit Cairo, the city that once was among the world’s largest and wealthiest medieval cities, a Mecca for scholars, artists and traders alike. Today, it is a city of over 15 million people and a palimpsest of its rich history as a hub of Greco-Roman and Coptic culture, a medieval Islamic center and a cosmopolitan capital of Modern Egypt. Students will read the novels of Cairo’s raconteur and Nobel Laureate author, Naguib Mahfouz, while touring the setting of his novels. Students will also read the works of younger authors, watch the films of Egyptian film-makers and have a chance to meet these authors and artists for a discussion of the multiple representations of Cairo in literature and film. The program includes excursions to the Pyramids of Giza, the city of Alexandria and an option to visit Luxor, home of the tomb of King Tut and many other Ancient Egyptian monuments.

Courses
COM 180. Current Topics in Communication

AND

COM 198. Directed Group Study (P/NP grading only.)
or
MSA 198. Directed Group Study(P/NP grading only.)

Highlights:

-Walk through history: from ancient Egyptian artifacts through a medieval market to the Cairo Jazz Club.
-Watch history unfold: learn about the "Arab Spring" at a local university that is a block away from its epicenter at Tahir Square.
-Savor Egyptian food safely and cheaply: with 5 Egyptian pounds (less than one US dollar!), it's an easy trick!

Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
Students will stay in a university dormitory in double rooms. Rooms do not include a private bathroom. Bathrooms and showers are at the end of each floor.

Students will purchase their meals either on the campus at the dormitory's cafeteria or shop at local markets or savor Egyptian food at local restaurants.

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