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FDIB – Mena (Brigham Young University)

December 30, 2017 - January 13, 2018

This is a reminder of the upcoming MENA FDIB December 30 to January 13.
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.
With this being the fourth year of the current CIBER cycle, this may be the last opportunity to join this program.
·                     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 excursions.
(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 or to register please email your interest to either:
Jonathon Wood
Alexis Gaul



December 30, 2017
January 13