PLEASE NOTE: FOLLOWING THE LOSS OF FEDERAL TITLE VI FUNDING IN 2022, THE MIDDLE EAST CENTER IS NO LONGER OFFERING OPPORTUNITIES FOR K-12 EDUCATORS. WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO RESUME THESE PROGRAMS IN 2026. TEXT BELOW IS MAINTAINED FOR INFORMATIONAL AND REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY.
Travel the world with the Middle East Center!
$1500 GRANT AVAILABLE FOR PHILADELPHIA-AREA SCHOOLTEACHERS
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This comprehensive 23-day tour will take you through Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, offering a fascinating glimpse of a part of the world most travelers miss. A true crossroads of empires, Central Asia will have your head spinning with insight into the Mongols, the Persians, the Uzbeks, the Russians, and many other cultures. Stay at unique homestays, sleep in traditional yurts, discover the breathtaking mountain and desert scenery, and roam gorgeous buildings built centuries ago. Beyond the incredibly rich historical sites and architectural monuments, this adventure will enlighten your understanding of Islam and also introduce you to the region’s greatest resource: its generous and kind people!
GEEO will be partnering with the University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center. Accompanying the trip will be John Ghazvinian, Interim Director of the Middle East Center. He will be available to offer a broad perspective on the modern history of the Middle East, as a complement to the exposure to Central Asian culture and history that the guides will provide. He will also share with teachers some of the unique resources and opportunities that are available through the Penn Middle East Center to assist in the shaping of lesson plans.
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