Dubai) *

*December 30**, 2017 - January 13, 2018*

This program, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education and
lead-managed by the CIBER universities of South Carolina, BYU and The
George Washington University, focuses on providing participating faculty a
unique international study tour opportunity, which will ultimately assist
the United States in its international competitiveness via pedagogy,
research and business outreach.

The objective of the FDIB-MENA program is to raise fac­ulty awareness of
the economic, political and cultural environments that exist in the Middle
East and Africa today, and, ultimately, to leverage that first-hand
awareness into competence and expertise in classrooms and on research
campuses throughout the United States.  The Middle East and Africa have
some interesting things happening beyond oil both in business and in
education.  This is an opportunity to see and learn what some of those
things are.


·         *Pyramids of Giza*

·         *Suez Canal*

·         *Cairo Smart Village - tech and business park concept*

·         *ORASCOM – Egypt’s first multinational corporation*

·         *American University of Cairo - meet faculty, learn about their
efforts in 10,000 women initia­tive*

·         *Emirates Airlines Human Resources and Corpo­rate Visit*

·         *Burj Khalifa*

·         *Nakheel Properties (developers of Palm Ju­meirah and The World)*

·         *Ibn Tulun Mosque*

·         *Cairo Museum*

·         *Logistics Hub*

·         *Other visits may include topics that “go beyond oil,” such as
SME development, tourism, Islamic banking, and entrepreneurship*

**Please note that the program is subject to change; participants will
receive a final program schedule NLT Dec 15, 2017.*

*Event Locations / Activity *

*Dec 30**: Arrive in Cairo, Egypt *

*Dec 31-Jan 4**: Cairo business, academic, & cultural visits *

*Jan 4**:** Fly to Muscat, Oman *

*Jan 5**-8:** Oman business & cultural visits *

*Jan 8**:  Fly to Dubai, United Arab Emirates *

*Jan 9-11**: Dubai business and cultural visits *

*Jan 13**:** Depart for U.S. *

*Program Fees *

Faculty or Professional: $4,500

Adult Guest of Participant: $3,750

Graduate Student: $3,500

*The fee covers double-room occupancy lodging (a single room supplement of
$1,000 is also available), air trans­portation from Cairo to Muscat, and
Muscat to Dubai, all in-country ground transportation, many program meals
(although not all meals) and entry fees to all program events and

(*Note: Roundtrip airfare from the U.S. to Cairo and from Dubai back to the
U.S. is not included in the program fee*.)

To Register Visit:

For more information please email:

Jonathon Wood

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Alexis Gaul

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