Egyptian archaeology study abroad - Excavations at Amheida Past Review

By (Anthropology/Archaeology, Barnard College) for

Study Abroad Programs in Egypt

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
YES. I have a much better understanding of who I am/want to be in a global context. I met tons of professionals in my field as well as Egyptians with whom I share many interests. I got an opportunity to visit a place not many outsiders see, and met 11 very interesting and dedicated students.

Personal Information

The term and year this program took place: Spring 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

This program is very specific and as such does a great job of allowing students to really delve deeply into a chosen aspect of Egyptian archaeology. You visit nearly every archaeological site in Egypt which gives you an unprecedented body of knowledge to draw from.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very helpful, always available

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Project dig house in the oasis -- chef and kitchen staff, communal areas, library <br /><br /> while rustic we had everything to suit our needs

* Food:

Amazing in-house chef. Quality Egyptian cuisine.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?


* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

We had an Egyptian guide the whole time who was able to manage our health and safety needs quickly. I always felt taken care of.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $7 a week in the oasis $15 a week traveling
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? none.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
Language acquisition improvement?

Took a basic Arabic class with our live-in arabic teacher. I had not studied arabic before, so this was the perfect introduction.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans