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  • Locations: Cairo, Egypt
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

This program has been suspended for Summer 2021. It will be offered again Summer 2022.

Discover Egypt

Students spend six weeks in Cairo, Egypt, studying a course taught by a WFU professor in addition to focusing on Arabic language studies at a local language institute.  Live in this rich cultural center on the Nile and immerse your modern self in ancient history.  Several excursions to other major cities are incorporated into the program as well.

 
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Overview This program has been suspended for Summer 2021. It will be offered again Summer 2022.

Students spend six weeks in Cairo, Egypt, studying a course taught by a WFU professor in addition to focusing on Arabic language studies at a local language institute.  Live in this rich cultural center on the Nile and immerse your modern self in ancient history.  Several excursions to other major cities are incorporated into the program as well.

Dates: Summer Session I, May 16 to June 25, 2021 
Location Our program is based in Cairo, Egypt's capital and Africa's largest city. Nicknamed "the city of a thousand minarets" for its abundance of Islamic architecture, this fascinating city on the Nile is a treasure trove of some of the world's most famous monuments to human civilization: from the breathtaking Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza to the Hanging Church atop the Babylon Fortress. However, Cairo is also a tremendously important center of modern learning and media, and considered by many to be the cultural and political center of the modern Middle East.
Program A Wake Forest faculty member serves as resident professor in Cairo to oversee program academics. Students will take 6 hours of Arabic language credit taught by professors at Kalimat Language and Cultural Center and one 3-hour course for WFU credit from the resident professor's discipline, for a total of 9 credit hours. 

Language course offerings will be Beginning Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), Intermediate MSA, Upper Intermediate MSA or Conversational MSA (advanced). In addition to the language course, students will also receive a short, intensive course in Egyptian colloquial Arabic upon arrival. Students receive 6 hours of transfer credit for the intensive language course.

Professor Lanzoni will be teaching MES 210.  Egypt: 5000 Years as a Crossroads of Civilization. For 5 millenia Egypt has served as a crossroads, with the Pharaonic kingdom experiencing waves of invading cultures--Greek, Roman, Muslim Arab, Ottoman Turk, European--all of which have left a distinctive mark on the Egypt of today. From King Tut through Cleopatra, the Virgin and Child, Amr ibn al-As, Saladin, and Napoleon, this course will be a modern-day journey through time with visits to sites bringing historical readings to life.

Dates: Summer Session I, May 16 to June 25, 2021 
 
Faculty 2021 Faculty Leader
Remi Lanzoni

Associate Professor
Department of Spanish and Italian
Office tel:  (336) 758-5549
Email: lanzonr@wfu.edu
Accommodations Students will stay in a hotel in the Zamalek district, a quiet area located on a small island on the Nile, a 20 minute walk or 5 minute cab ride to the downtown area and to where students will take courses. The Zamalek district houses many embassies and European cultural centers and is home to a vibrant cultural life with a rich selection of places to eat, drink coffee, and shop.
Excursions Students will enjoy numerous half and full day trips to historic sites in or near Cairo including the Giza Pyramids and the Dahshour and "Bent" pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel, the Khan al-Khalili medieval market, the Alabaaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques, al-Azhar University, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Abu Serga Church, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. To understand current issues facing the country and region, we will engage in discussions at local universities and civil society organizations. 
Selection
  • Good academic standing
  • Interest in Egyptian culture and Arabic
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
  • Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
  • Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The 2020 summer rate was $900/per credit hour. Expect a small increase for Summer 2021.
  • Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
  • Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.
Program Fee (estimated, includes 6 hours of transfer credit) - $4,685
Tuition (estimated) (3hrs) - $2,700
Airfare (estimated) - $1,500
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $1,000
Estimated total cost - $9,885
Scholarships Summer scholarships are available here through GPS.
Contact 2021 Faculty Leader
Remi Lanzoni
Associate Professor
Department of Spanish and Italian
Office tel:  (336) 758-5549
Email: lanzonr@wfu.edu

Michael Tyson
Assistant Director of Study Abroad: Summer and Short-term Programs
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Phone: (336) 758 4072
E-mail: tysonmj@wfu.edu

Sean McGlynn
Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Phone: (336) 758 3194
E-mail: mcglynsd@wfu.edu
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This program is currently not accepting applications.