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Drake to hold informational sessions for 2012 Egypt Seminar

September 20, 2011
News PhotoDrake students will have the opportunity to learn more about a summer seminar in Egypt at two informational sessions this week.

The first session will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. and the second session will be held on Friday, Sept. 23, at 12pm. The sessions will be held in room 102 of Meredith hall, 2805 University Ave.

The seminar, titled "Egypt: From the Great Pyramids to Tahrir Square," is a three-week, six-credit course focusing on contemporary Middle Eastern politics, history, culture and religion.

The program qualifies as a politics, international relations, history, religion, LPS and honors class, and it fulfills Engaged Citizen, International and Multicultural, Critical Thinking and Historical Consciousness AOI credit.

The trip to Egypt is scheduled for May 15-June 4. Travel destinations include Cairo, Giza, White Desert, Alexandria, the Red Sea, Luxor and Aswan.

Visits include the mighty Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the Bibliotheca Alexandria, the Valley of the Kings, the White Desert National Park and Cairo University among other historical, educational and touristic attractions.

The estimated seminar cost is approximately $2,950, which includes all fees for course credit at Drake, accommodation in 4-star hotels, 5-star Nile cruse and Desert safari, domestic transportation, and all meals and visits during the program.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear lectures from Egyptian university faculty, public officials and political leaders. They will also interact with university students and ordinary Egyptians.

For more information, contact Prof. Mahmoud Hamad at mahmoud.hamad@drake.edu

Program webpage: Egypt Seminar 2012

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