Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Global Studies Program in Egypt

Speaking the Culture of Egypt: Experiential Learning Program for Future Secondary Education Teachers
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for future teachers that begins in January 2012 with a cross-cultural workshop; a series of online lectures, readings and online discussions; and includes a six week study tour in Egypt during Summer 2012.

In order to be considered for the program, students must:
• Be a junior and senior undergraduate student enrolled in a secondary education major or pre-education track program at one of the following institutions: Baldwin Wallace College, California University of Pennsylvania, Chatham University, Community College of Allegheny County, Mercyhurst College, Seton Hill University, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh and Youngstown State University
• Submit complete application form, transcript, resume, essay questions, and three letters of recommendation to their institutional point of contact.
• Sign a legal binding study abroad contract as required by the University of Pittsburgh
• Is a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States as required by the U.S. Department of Education.
• Submit a Medical History Report form.
• Sign a legal binding contract to ensure authenticity and to enforce participation in all program components. If a student does not fulfill the terms of the contract (unless health related with proof from medical doctor or family, emergency proof required), he/she will be removed from the program. Program components include:
o Participate in all segments of the program in their entirety:
 Lecture series and discussion
 Workshop on Language and Cultural Learning Workshop
 Six-week activities in Egypt
 Produce program deliverables: language and content area resources
 Post-trip activities at their home institutions and at the University of Pittsburgh.
• Read all assigned resources during all phases of the project.
• Pilot teaches using language resources and digital story in a classroom setting.
• Participate in presentations during lectures, symposia and workshops to other students or members of the university community as requested.
Complete all the requested evaluations during program implementation.
Program Costs
Student Responsibility:
• $1000 per student, payable to the University of Pittsburgh by January 15, 2012. (This amount may change slightly given estimated value of dollar in Egypt in 2012)
• Required health/medical evacuation insurance
• Students will want to bring at least $700 dollars for independent sightseeing excursions.
• RT transportation to University of Pittsburgh for January workshop
Costs included in the fellowship (covered by the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright Hays Program, University of Pittsburgh, or CERIS and not the student)
• Round trip international flights from Pittsburgh to Cairo
• Apartment style lodging in Cairo for six weeks
• Hotel (3 star) accommodations in Luxor and Alexandria (3 nights each city)
• Train travel Cairo/Luxor, Cairo/Alexandria
• Two meals per day
• Entrance Fees to historical and cultural sites in Cairo, Luxor and Alexandria related to the program.
• Transportation in Cairo, Luxor and Alexandria related to program (RT from apartment to classroom, visits to historical and cultural sites)
• In-country Instructors
• In-country Project Leader and chaperones.
For more information and application visit
Elaine Linn
Assistant Director, Global Studies Center
University Center for International Studies
University of Pittsburgh
4102 WWPH
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
tel: 412 648-2113
fax: 412 624-4672

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