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Drake to hold informational sessions for 2013 Egypt Seminar

October 5, 2012

Drake students will have the opportunity to learn more about a summer seminar in Egypt at two informational sessions next week. The first session will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m., and the second session will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, at 12 p.m. The sessions will be held in Meredith Hall in Room 234, 2805 University Ave.

The seminar, “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 an honors class and course for politics, international relations, history, religion, and Law, Politics, and Society majors, and it fulfills Engaged Citizen, International and Multicultural, Critical Thinking, and Historical Consciousness Area of Inquiry 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.

To stay up to date on upcoming travel seminar information sessions, please check the University calendar or click here.

Students visit several sites, including 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. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear lectures from Egyptian university faculty, public officials, and political leaders.

The estimated seminar cost is approximately $3,200, which includes all fees for course credit at Drake, accommodation in four-star hotels, a five-star Nile cruise and desert safari, domestic transportation, and all meals and visits during the program.

For more information, contact Mahmoud Hamad, assistant professor politics, at mahmoud.hamad@drake.edu or Sentwali Bakari, dean of students, at sentwali.bakari@drake.edu . You can also learn more about the seminar on the program's website.