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Summer in Egypt

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    About the Program

    Have the unique opportunity to study at Cairo University, with its prime location in the heart of Giza! Students can visit ancient architecture still present today in Egyptian churches, domes and mosques. Through field trips and class discussions, students will gain a deeper understanding of Egyptian art, history and culture and the Arabic language.

    Program Highlights:
    • Arabic language and calligraphy studies
    • Food and clothing culture discussions 
    • Visit the Pyramids of Giza- one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
    • Attend a Nile River Cruise 
    • Trips to the Museum of Islamic Art, Al Moez Street, Cairo Tower, Abdeen Palace and more

    Location Giza, Egypt
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates July 15 - July 29, 2022
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Students stay in dormitory-style accommodations on site at the partner institution
    Additional Information A Partner University program is a study abroad experience where students are nominated/accepted by Stony Brook University, and enroll at a partner institution. In most cases SBU faculty or staff are NOT traveling with participants.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 2.0
    Other Requirements N/A
    Application Deadline March 1
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    Students will take 6 credits that will give students a deeper understanding of the Arabic language (beginner and intermediate), Egyptian and Islamic Culture and Arabic Art. Students can apply what they have learned in class during various field trips in everyday situations and with native Egyptians. At the conclusion of their studies, students will be required to submit a well-developed research project which reflects their ability to put the Arabic language into use. 

    Academic Policies

    • This is a partner university program. Applications must be submitted to Stony Brook University first. Information regarding the next steps in the process will be distributed to students who have received formal nominations by their International Programs Coordinator.
    • Grades earned in a Partner University program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.
    • Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.
    • All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will receive GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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