Egypt: Hopes for Tomorrow and the Realities of Today
Evolution of a Revolution: Egyptian Hopes for Tomorrow and the Realities of Today
The Egyptian Revolution represented a major success for the Egyptian people and the future of their country while contributing to the inspiration of uprisings around the globe. Despite their successes, it does not mean that the hopes of the revolution have fully been realized or accomplished.
Join Global Exchange on an exploratory delegation into post-revolutionary Egypt to analyze some of the complex social justice and human rights issues that inspired the nation's revolution then and now. This delegation will have a unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies of the Egyptian Revolution by exploring the social and economic issues that led to the uprising in Tahrir Square. We will also examine the aftermath of the revolution and how it translates to the people on the ground. From the Bedouins to the Nubians, from Muslims to Christians, we will learn from the voices of the diverse Egyptian population, about their daily realities and hopes for tomorrow.
Participants will examine issues surrounding corruption, poverty, sustainability, the environment, and fair trade along with gender and religion in order to develop an in-depth understanding of Egypt beyond the Arab Spring. Additionally, the group will also have the chance to take in the amazing sights, and unique cultural experiences Egypt.
- Meetings with activists, journalists and bloggers active during the Revolution
- Analyzing poverty and corruption through a visit to Garbage City
- Meetings with women's rights organizations
- Visits to organizations involved in human rights and social justice
- Visits to Fair Trade projects and meetings with craftspersons
- Visits to interfaith organizations, mosques, synagogues, and churches to see what role religion plays in the Revolution
- Meeting, hiking and cooking with Bedouin tribes in the Sinai Peninsula
- Looking at the negative impacts of tourism
- Possible visits to the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids, and other historical sites
- Double room accommodations
- 2 meals/day (lunch excluded - specifics included in itinerary)
- All program activities and entrance fees
- Honoraria to all host speakers, organizations and communities
- Trip leader(s), guide and translator
- In-country transportation
- Reading materials
- International airfare, tips and personal expenses are NOT included.
- Single room supplement will be an additional $500
To register, please send in your application form and a deposit of $400. Payments by Mastercard, Visa and Discover are welcome. Deposits are non-refundable unless the trip is canceled by Global Exchange as explained below.
Please note: We must meet a minimum number of trip participants on every trip, so please register early!
To ensure that all participants can plan accordingly, the minimum number of participants must be reached within 30 days before departure, or the trip will be canceled. If canceled, registered participants can choose to receive a full refund or transfer to a future group. Once a trip is confirmed (reaches the minimum # of participants) all participants will be informed immediately.
This trip will be as diverse as possible in terms of race, age and life experiences. In some cases, a limited number of partial scholarships are available for low-income applicants.