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EGYPT: March 14-23, Travel to Cairo, Abu Simbel, Aswan and Luxor

Faculty: Dr. David Allen, COE Dean


You can’t be weak of mind or body to go on a study abroad trip to Egypt, let me tell you. It takes mental toughness to get up every morning and walk all day in the hot sun. Set minor obstacles aside … you’ll be motivated by seeing the last of the world’s seven original wonders! Here is a short rundown of the enormous pieces of history, (figuratively and literally), that we were able to witness:

The Egyptian Museum
The Royal Mummies Hall
The Citadel of Salah Al-Din
The Giza Pyramids (including the Great Pyramid)
The Cheops Boat Museum
Coptic Churches
The Bent and Red Pyramids of Dashur
The Step Pyramid at Saqqara (built by the first engineeràImhotep)
The Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarry (largest obelisk found)
The High and Low Dams of Aswan
The Temple of Philae (made for the goddess Isis)
The Temple of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari in Abu Simple
The Edfu Temple
The Kom Ombo Temple
The Valley of the Kings (we entered four tombs including King Tutankhamun (Tut))
The Temple of Hatshetsup
The Karnak Temple (largest temple in the world)
The Luxor Temple

My Egypt experience … was all and more than I had ever expected. The amount of pure knowledge I gained just from being in the country for a little over a week is tremendous. This trip will make you a better engineer as well as a better person in the long run.
– Lucas Thomas, junior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering



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