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  • Locations: Cairo, Egypt
  • Program Terms: Summer Intersession, Winter Intersession
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Intersession 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 12/25/2018 01/05/2019
NOTE: Please note that dates are subject to change.
Summer Intersession 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/21/2019 06/01/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
Notice: Community members interested in the Ancient Legacies Egypt program should register directly through the sponsoring travel agency, Typique Voyages (typiquevoyages@yahoo.fr). College students who plan to register for academic credit should apply here first using the Apply Now button above.
 

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This program is an interdisciplinary and team-taught project that offers hands-on experience in an effort to understand more deeply both other cultures and our own.  Faculty from many disciplines join together and propose activities designed to illuminate early chapters in our western heritage.  Our seminars are not merely lectures and tours; instead, they encourage participation in diverse activities such as model-making reconstructions of ancient buildings and sculpture to introduce ancient architectural and artistic achievement, recreating a mummification ritual complete with the placement of sacred amulets and the recitation of spell-texts to help us think about ancient rituals, the construction of sundials, water-clocks, or star-maps as part of an introduction to ancient astronomy, the making of our own hieroglyphic tablets that we carve and paint as a way to think more deeply about ancient Egyptian writing and its decipherment, and an archaeological exercise digging and preparing a trench to illustrate how ancient sites are excavated.



Location

Cairo, Luxor, Nile Cruise/Lake Nasser

Dates

December 25, 2018 to January 5, 2019
May 21 to June 1, 2019


Program Highlights

Our program has three unique features. It is an interdisciplinary and team-taught project that offers hands-on experience in an effort to understand more deeply both other cultures and our own. Faculty from many disciplines join together and propose activities designed to illuminate early chapters in our western heritage. Our seminars are not merely lectures and tours; instead, they encourage participation in diverse activities such as model-making reconstructions of ancient buildings and sculpture to introduce ancient architectural and artistic achievement, recreating a mummification ritual complete with the placement of sacred amulets and the recitation of spell-texts to help us think about ancient rituals, the construction of sundials, water-clocks, or star-maps as part of an introduction to ancient astronomy, the making of our own hieroglyphic tablets that we carve and paint as a way to think more deeply about ancient Egyptian writing and its decipherment, and an archaeological exercise digging and preparing a trench to illustrate how ancient sites are excavated. We shall think deeply about the meaning of our own lives by reflecting upon the ways that life and death became meaningful for the ancient Egyptians. In this sense, our project is both an archaeology of ideas and an expedition. It is a physical journey through lower and upper Egypt, and simultaneously a search for our own self-understanding.


Courses

PHIL 490 - Special Problems; 3-6 Credits
Credit can be earned in a variety of subjects: Philosophy, Classics, Archeology, Anthropology, English, History, some sciences, and Core Curriculum.


Eligibility

Undergraduate and graduate students who plan to register for academic credit. Community members should contact the program sponsor, Typiques Voyages, directly.
 

Faculty & Contact Information

Dr. Robert Hahn, Professor of Philosophy, created and has led the Ancient Legacies programs for over 25 years.

Robert Hahn
hahnr@siu.edu
618-536-6641

Number of Participants
 

There are normally 10 - 20 per each program.

Program Charge

December Program 
Students: $2,990 (with minimum 3 credit hour enrollment) + R/T airfare to Cairo

May Program
Students: $2,880 (with minimum 3 credit hour enrollment) + R/T airfare to Cairo

This is a 5-star program throughout -- hotels and cruise.  Includes all accommodations with double occupancy, 2 plane flights (Cairo to Luxor, and Aswan back to Cairo), 2 meals a day, all transfers, all entrance tickets including special entrance ticket to the Great Pyramid in Giza and to King Tut's tomb in Luxor, 3 meals per day on the 4 day Nile cruise, all instruction, licensed guiding throughout, and course materials. 

 

Other Costs-What is not Included

  • Round trip airfare to the program site
  • SIU tuition for at least one credit (current undergraduate rate is $321.25 per credit-hour)
  • Some meals, beverages and other incidentals
  • Tipping is not included
  • Beverages at dinner
  • Please see the Ancient Legacies web site for further details specific to each program.


Additional Excursion Options

Extensions are arranged directly with the travel agent at an additional cost and are not part of the Ancient Legacies educational program sponsored by Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The university program ends on the date indicated. 

On the next to last day of the program, at the end of the Nile cruise in Aswan, you can select to go that morning on an unforgettable excursion to Abu Simbel to visit the twin temples dedicated to Ramesses II and his wife Queen Nefertiti.  This excursion includes transfer to the airport, jet plane flight (about 30 minutes) to and from Abu Simbel, transfer to site and guided tour lasting about 2 hours:  + $341.

If you would like to include the “extension” to Alexandria (May 27-28), your departure for the USA will be the morning of May 28 (not May 27).  
The additional cost for Alexandria extension (May 27-28) includes overnight accommodations in a first-class, 5-star hotel, air-conditioned transportation to Alexandria (about 2+ hours each way), visits to the “Library of Alexandria”, the “Location of the Lighthouse of Alexandria,” and the ”Catacombs,” plus lunch, and then full buffet dinner at the Giza Hotel that evening:   +$275 (single supplement is +$66.)

 

If you would like any of the additional extensions to Jordan/Petra, Sharm el-Sheikh, etc…please contact Ihab Shaarawy directly at:  typiquevoyages@yahoo.fr
 

Payment Plan

December Program (to be updated)
Installment 1- $150   Due by October 1, 2017
Installment 2- $1,000 Due by November 1, 2017
Installment 3- Remainder Due by December 1, 2017
*Room supplements due with final payment*

May Program (to be updated)
Installment 1- $150   Due by March 1, 2018
Installment 2- $1,000 Due by March 1, 2018
Installment 3- Remainder Due by April 1, 2018
*Single Room supplement of $495 due with final payment* - This may be chosen but may happen by default due to number of participants.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for SIU Carbondale students and requires full-time registration and other conditions.  You should consult with the Financial Aid Office to get an estimate of what you might have available.  Programs that take place after the end of the Fall Semester/commencement are considered as Spring Semester Programs.  Programs that take place after the end of the Spring Semester/commencement are considered Fall Semester Programs.

Study abroad has scholarships that are available for SIU undergraduate students.  You can apply for those here “Salukis Abroad Scholarship”.


Housing

Participants are housed in hotels throughout the program. Participants in the Egypt program will also be on a Nile cruise boat for part of the program. Please see the program website for more details.

Nile Riverboat

Application Deadline & Procedure


Applications are due by October 1 for the January program and March 1 for the summer program, although earlier application is advised. We cannot guarantee that spaces will still be available by this time.

To apply, simply click on the Apply Now button in the top section of the program information. A $150 deposit is due upon application, $50 of which is not refundable. This $150 is included in the program charge. The deposit will need to be paid by check or money order at the Study Abroad Office in Woody Hall once you have submitted your application online.

Please contact Study Abroad Programs, studyabr@siu.edu  or 618-453-7670 for assistance.


Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policies apply to all programs with the exceptions noted:
90+ Days before departure - $50 application charge plus any non-refundable charges
60+ Days before departure - $100 plus any non-refundable charges
30+ Days before departure - $150 plus any non-refundable charges
Up to day of departure - $200 plus any non-refundable charges
After departure – No Refunds

Specific programs may have a different cancellation timetable which overrides the standard policy.

 

Programs, whether SIU Global Seminars or affiliated study abroad providers, may require an additional non-refundable payment. That should be listed in their program information and is considered as part of the non-refundable charges. Other non-refundable items include (but are not restricted to) such items as airline tickets, hotel deposits and similar items. Generally speaking, we can only refund what we can recover. All program rates are subject to change based on unavoidable cost changes.
 

Withdraw Policy

Please contact Study Abroad Programs immediately if you are unable to participate in the program.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify Study Abroad Programs as well as the instructor about withdrawing.  This must be done in writing (e-mail is acceptable) as well as logging in to “MyStudyAbroad” and withdrawing yourself under the “Status” tab.  You will be considered as a continuing participant until you notify us.  If you need to withdraw, it is in your best interest to withdraw as soon as possible and to verify that we have received your written notice. 

 
Additional Information

May 2019 ITINERARY
ITN EGY MAY19 P.pdf

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December/January 2018/2019 ITINERARY
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June 2019 ITINERARY
 
 
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