I Loved Learning About Egypt from GMU Summer Past Review

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Study Abroad Programs in Egypt

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, I have changed my job goals since the experience.

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

George Mason was in charge of grading.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

We had mostly tour guides helping us along. Luckily we had a few people who could speak the language from the class. I think each tour is so different depending on who is in the class.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

N/A We stayed in hotels.

* Food:

Egypt is not know for it's food so it was ok.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Loved this part. We did things that were touristy but it was ok for a first time trip. I loved the country and learning everything about it. The people were nice and interested in us too.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

You really don't want to get sick here or if you do you want to be able to manage it. Safety is a concern. We travelled with an armed escort.

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)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Learning about culture differences and seeing Egypt.
* What could be improved?
  • It would be nice to see modern things too not just the touristy things.
  • Studying more on how Egypt managed with such diverse cultures.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Everyone should try to do it. It's an eye opening experience.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Past and Present in Post Revolutionary Egypt

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Comments: I took this course to satify an English Literature Requirement. This became an opportunity through my other English course Representing Islam, where we studied literature and cultures from countries like Iran, Iraq, Moracco and Egypt. In Egypt we had class nightly. We discussed the days tours and brought up the day's current issues. We had class on the train on our way to Aswan. We had class at tea time on the Nile a few times. We had class in Alexandria. I though it was really amazing to be in these places learnoing new things. Reading materials were given prior to our departure from the US. Many students read while we were travelling from place to place. Many readings came form various academic resources. We studied transitions for Egypt before their new Revolution. I want to return to study more and to learn Arabic. My teacher was amazing and we were lucky to have two Egyptians who were George Mason students with us. It helped with the language barrier.
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