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  • Locations: Cairo, Egypt
  • Program Terms: Summer, Summer Intersession, Winter Intersession
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Intersession 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/15/2018 05/26/2018

** 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:

Ancient Legacies: Egypt

Overview

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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

May 15-26, 2018


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

Undergraduates, Graduates and community members


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 & Payment Plan
December Program  
BEING UPDATED FOR 2018
For enrolled students: $3,680 + R/T (presently $1,291 from StL to Cairo); for Adults (parents, grandparents, working adults) $4,380 + R/T
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
Students: $2,880 (with minimum 3 credit hour enrollment) + R/T Airfare
Adults (parents, grandparents, working adults) $3,480 + R/T Airfare + Tuition for 1 Credit Hour Minimum
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.

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.  Includes round-trip airfare from New York to Cairo, but does NOT include St. Louis/Chicago to New York round-trip.

Tipping is not included, nor are beverages at dinner.

Other Costs
The program charges do not include round trip airfare to the program site, SIU tuition for at least one credit (current undergraduate rate is $315), some meals, beverages and other incidentals. 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



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
 
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


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. 

Application Deadline & Procedure
March 1, 2018.  Note:  We cannot guarantee that there will still be spaces available at this date.  Early application is advised.

There is a $150, non-refundable application charge due upon applying for this program and is included in the total program cost.  The application charge 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.

To apply, click on “Apply Now” at the top or bottom of the program description and log in using your SIU network ID.

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


Additional Information

May 2018 ITINERARY
ITN EGY MAY18.pdf

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December/January 2018/2019 ITINERARY
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June 2019 ITINERARY
UPDATED 10.19.17 - ITN EGY JUN19NIL.pdf  
 
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