Cairo: Post-Revolutionary Egypt and Arabic Language (Closed)
- Summer 1 Semester - May 6 - June,8 2013
- Summer 1 Semester - Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and program may fill at any time. Final deadline – January 24.
Information Session: Monday, 11/05 between 2:30-3:30 in 314 Meserve
Faculty co-leaders: Prof. Denis Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Heather Browne (email@example.com)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Courses: INTL 4944: Dialogue of Civilizations: Regional Engagement and ARAB 1301, 1302, 2301, or other, depending on language level
The Egypt Dialogue provides students with intensive instruction in Arabic (Egyptian dialect), at Arabeya Association, Cairo and an in-depth overview of Egyptian and Arab politics, history, culture, and society. Through formal and informal activities, students engage with NU professors, plus guest lecturers, and Egyptians in dialogue and discussion of current events, culture, history, and bilateral (Egypt-US relations) as well as global issues. Guest lectures/topics include:
- Pharaonic history, Islamic art & architecture, Christianity and Judaism in Egypt,
- Egypt after the Revolution: Islamists, the military, and "revolutionaries",
- Egypt-U.S. relations
- Egypt and the Arab League
- Grass-roots organizing, NGOs, and civil society
- ARAB 1301/1302/2301/2302/3301/3302 Arabic Language Immersion (multiple levels)
- INTL 4944 Dialogue of Civilizations: Regional Engagement (Middle East Studies)
Arabeya Language School in Cairo
Preference given to students who have studied Arabic for at least one semester. All applicants will be interviewed by Prof. Sullivan and Dr. Heather Browne.
- Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website)
- Unofficial transcript which you can download and print from MyNEU
- One copy of passport ID page – To be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
- 2-3 page essay answering the following questions:
- What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
- How will the program further your academic and career goals?
- What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
- What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?
**Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)
**Please note that prior to 11/15/12 your unofficial transcript and essay should be handed in to OISP. After 11/15/12, please send them directly to your faculty leaderSchedule Appointment →
Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International SOS assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.
Students will stay in small hotels with wireless internet; all breakfasts will be included. Some other meals will also be included.
Cairo, plus visits to Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Mediterranean Sea, and Siwa Oasis.