Sociology is the perfect field for travel courses. Currently, our Sociology program has been lucky to be able to a 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" (http://www.aramfo.org/about-aramfo).
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" (http://www.aramfo.org/).
- In SOC 235-611 Social Change in the Global Context students will explore the major economic, political, and social forces that have shaped the modern world. Lectures and excursions will be organized by ARAMFO in conjunction with Cairo University to highlight Egypt's historical position in the World System, how globalization has impacted the social positions of contemporary Egyptian citizens, and how the concept of Orientalism has impacted the whole process.
- Students will travel with UNC Professor, Mark Shuey, and other representatives from ARAMFO for the duration of the program.
The estimated cost for the trip is $4,100. This covers:
- Airfare from New York City to Cairo, round trip
- Five star hotels in Egypt
- Two meals a day
- Transportation in Egypt
- Entrance Fees
- Health Insurance
The only costs not covered on the trip by this is for student's spending money for souvenirs they might wish to purchase.
The class runs from May 11, 2015 - June 21, 2015. The trip to Egypt will be May 18 - 29, 2015.
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