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February 20, 2008

Summer Study Abroad Program-TUNISIA

Interested in studying in the Arab World? Loyola University Chicago's summer study trip offers a unique experiential learning program in Tunisia. The course is entitled 'The Arab World, Islam, and US Foreign Policy.' Students earn credit while spending three weeks travelling throughout the country and gaining a first-hand perspective of politics, culture, and religion in Northern Africa.

Lectures by renowned Tunisian scholars on politics of democratization in the Arab world, the role of women in Muslim societies, Arab perceptions of US foreign policy, Tunisia's role in the global war on terror, and the history of Islam and the Roman Empire in Northern Africa.
Joint lectures and discussions with English-speaking Tunisian students
Visits to important political, religious, and historical sites such as The Great Mosque in Kairouan, the American Embassy in Tunis, the Roman Coliseum of El Jem and the Roman ruins of Dougga, and much more.
Overnight camping experience in the Sahara Desert complete with desert camel trek.

Detailed information on the program and a complete course syllabus are available at:


Please feel free to contact the group leader Professor Peter Schraeder at pschrae@luc.edu with any questions you may have.

Posted by fisherhe at February 20, 2008 01:15 PM