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An Experience with Cultural Geography in Italy

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In Summer 2017 the Department of Geography and Geology offered a ARAMFO sponsored field-based course to a place that world travelers consider to be the one of the most fascinating destinations in the world: Italy, the birthplace of Western Civilization. Our travels included five days in Rome, a day-trip to Florence, as well as four days on the island of Sicily...

 

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BUSINESS & CULTURE OF INDIA

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Studying Abroad in India was an experience that delivered on every promise. Not only was it a fascinating adventure but a comprehensive learning environment as well. I am very thankful for all of the careful planning that went into the development of our thorough introduction to India’s culture and diversity...

 

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George Mason University Study Abroad Program to Morocco

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As both academic directors and graduate students, we truly believe that we would not have been able to lead a study abroad trip of this quality and magnitude without the guidance and resources provided by ARAMFO. While we both have experience teaching courses at GMU, as well as living, conducting research and traveling internationally, neither of ...

 

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CSUSB and ARAMFO Ireland 2016

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I wanted to thank ARAMFO for a wonderful study abroad trip to Ireland in July 2016. First, After viewing the itinerary, I reached out to ARAMFO's team and suggested some changes. They took these and revised the trip based on my suggestions. During the trip, they reached out to our tour guide to see how things were going ...

 

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Art, Architecture and Urbanism in Morocco ARAMFO/MSU Denver

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In conjunction with ARAMFO, our short term study abroad spent two weeks in Morocco, traveling from Casablanca, to Marrakech, Fez, Meknes, and Rabat. ARAMFO arranged a two day conference at the University of Hassan II that revolved around the art, architecture, history, and religious identity ...

 

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GSU work experience with ARAMFO Educational Foundation

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Our collaboration with ARAMFO Foundation for Multicultural Understanding started in 2014, when we were planning for a faculty led study trip to Brazil in summer 2015. Dr. Abeer Ibrahim and her team went extra miles to make sure our trip was designed to achieve ...

 

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Film & Video Studies Program with Aramfo

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Students in the Pacific Northwest are very interested in studying abroad, but also mirror “insular” trends of Millennials nationwide in that, only 1.5% of almost 20 million American students enrolled in U.S. higher education actually engaged in study abroad. For some, it’s the cost. For others, it’s not wanting to be away from home for ...

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CSUSB work experience with ARAMFO Educational Foundation

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In 2014, we were fortunate to find ARAMFO – a foundation committed to promoting affordable and engaging short-term study abroad experiences. ARAMFO is able to do so because of the range of partnerships they have formed with local partners in nations ...

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Music, Ethnicity & Place in the Land of the Setting Sun: The Cultural Geography of Spain

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There is one consistent truism my career as a geography professor has taught me; no academic endeavor generates more interactive learning, or fosters more awareness of both oneself and the wider world, than does an experience spent immersed in the field with a collection of eager geographers. If the group of participants is representative of
an eclectic mix of backgrounds and interests, and the compass is set on a path through one of the most fascinatingly interesting destinations...

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Morocco ARAMFO 2014- Dr. Karen Barton, UNC

aramfo flag morocco travel courseThe 2014 ARAMFO course to Morocco was excellent. Participants had an opportunity to visit a variety of urban sites and rural locales – including Tangier, Casablanca, Marrakesh, Fes, and Rabat - throughout this expansive and ...

 

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Report: CWU Morocco Study Tour 2014

Monkey Business in MarrakechFor centuries, Morocco’s breathtaking landscapes and unique heritage have inspired famous Western artists as Matisse, writers like William Burroughs, musicians from Bob Marley to Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones, as well as filmmakers from Orson Welles to Ridley Scott. Into this dynamic intermingling of cultural and social forces—of Arab, African, Berber and Western influences—an intrepid band of faculty, students and community members from Central Washington University ...

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ARAMFO Travel Courses in the 9 News Report

The lion of EgyptianKUSA - Students from Western State Colorado University and their professor were recently in Egypt-Sociology professor Dan Cress and '14 students spent two weeks there at the end of May. Cress teaches a class about revolutions and democracy in Egypt. They spent nine months preparing for the trip- In five days in Cairo, they met with journalists, students, and politicians. 

 

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Univeristy Article on Egypt Trip

aramfo the mirror newsIn late May, a group of nine UNC students had the opportunity to travel to Egypt for two weeks to experience and study politics and culture in contemporary Egypt. The trip was offered to students through UNC's Center for International Education in conjunction with the Sociology Department and Office of Extended Studies

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Dr. George June UNCO Article

university of northern colorado logoA two-week trip to Egypt in May gave nine UNC students an opportunity to learn about the complex politics and culture in contemporary Egypt, as well as experience ancient Egypt through guided visits to the pyramids and other famous landmarks. The May 18-31 trip, offered through UNC's Center for International Education in conjunction with the Sociology Department and Office of Extended Studies ...

 

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Professor Karen Jennison's report on ARAMFO

aramfo flag egypt travel courseThis course was offered during the first six week summer session in 2012. Following is a description of various elements of the course. I went to Egypt with the students and therefore am able to report on that portion of the trip from first- hand knowledge. In addition, I attended all the Saturday class sessions which were held in Candelaria Hall and I had access to the Black Board part of the course ...

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