Attending a local high school and living with a host family will fully immerse you in Egyptian society and culture. Classes in school will either be taught in English or Arabic, and most schools will also allow you to select courses based on your past educational and personal interests. When you’re not at school, you’ll be spending your time with your host family and friends, shopping at local bazaars, playing sports, and enjoying delicious meals. Throughout the year, you might also have the opportunity to visit amazing cultural sites like the Pyramids of Giza and the Nile River. Get ready for an experience unlike any other!
Things to know
Egyptians like to relax and have a laid back approach to things; a common response to small problems or disagreements is ‘ma’alesh,’ or ‘never mind.’ One example of how casual Egyptians can be is their sense of punctuality. It’s not considered rude to be late, even by a couple hours! Egyptians are also known for their excellent sense of humor and their love of jokes and sarcasm. Vegetarianism is not common in Egypt but many traditional dishes happen to be vegetarian anyway.
School Yearlong Program offers you a great opportunity to live and study in another country for a period of up to 11 months. This program will suit you if you really want to live with a host family, learn a new language and feel a part of a local community.
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