Egypt Summer Study Tour
The study tour of Egypt is an 18-day program (usually early in May), offering 3 or 6 credits of coursework. The tour typically travels from end to end of the country, and sometimes into Nubia on the south, examining ruins that are normally introduced to the student by textbook only: the pyramid fields of Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur, the classical antiquities of Alexandria, the tombs and temples of Thebes, the cenotaphs at Abydos, the tombs and high dam of Aswan, as well as three spectacular museums. Modern Egypt -- Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria, the Suez Canal -- are also on the tour list; and the student has the opportunity to meet and interact with modern Egyptians.
Lectures are regularly given detailing the monuments to be seen on the following day, and sometimes brief talks at the monument-sites themselves. No visit to Egypt would be complete without examining the commercial life at which Egyptians excel; and students have abundant opportunity to visit the "suq" (market).