Travel Courses


I'm sorry to inform you that due to the current travel warning on Egypt, ARAMFO has decided to postpone the 2014 Egypt trip to the summer of 2015. 


Sociology is the perfect field for travel courses. Currently, our Sociology program has been lucky to be able to offer two travel classes in Egypt! We are partnered with ARAMFO, Arab American Foundation for Multicultural Education and Students' Understanding. "They were founded to build a stronger bridge of understanding between the Arab world and the United States of America. The ARAMFO mission is to improve relations between the Arab world and the U.S citizens and enhance understanding of Arabs in the U.S. The major aim of ARAMFO is to help people to increase the participants' understanding and tolerance of other cultures, as well as improving their language skills and broadening their social horizons" (

Their program "exists for students who wish to experience culture beyond the classroom as part of their undergraduate and graduate education. When you take advantage of an opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture and experience alternative perspectives on viewing the world, you can maximize the value of your education. Students who are looking for real experiences of different cultures beyond their classrooms have the right to be supported by ARAMFO Study Abroad Program" ( 

Summer 2013

For Summer 2013, the travel course in Egypt offers two courses you can take, each offering a different angle for students to study about Egypt and get to see and experience first hand while visiting the country. Each class is 3 credits.

  • In SOC 295-614 Social Structure of Modern Egypt students will learn about the social structure of modern Egypt by observing and reading about the social, economic, political and educational aspects of modern Egypt.
  • In SOC 302-613 Ancient Egypt: Society and Culture students study architecture, art, iconography, religion, societal structures, organizational structures, and social class to provide insight into ancient Egyptian institutions and social practices.


The costs for the trip are broken down into two parts: the cost for the actual trip, and the cost for class registration. The cost for the trip is $3,360. This covers:

  • Airfare from Denver to Cairo, round trip
  • Five star hotels in Egypt
  • Meals
  • Transportation in Egypt
  • Entrance Fees
  • University Visits

The only costs not covered on the trip by this is for student's spending money for souvenirs they might wish to purchase.

For payment information, please contact Dr. Abeer Ibrahim at


The class runs from April 20, 2013 - June 30, 2013. The trip to Egypt will be May 18-31, 2013. For a breakdown of the trip and what is scheduled , please see the itinerary. There are some required on campus meetings.

To Register

There are two registration forms required:




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