2009 Egypt & Jordan Study Abroad Program: Distinguishing Islamic Religion from Culture

The 2009 Egypt and Jordan Study Abroad Program was sponsored by the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (CND), in collaboration with Civilizations Exchange & Cooperation Foundation (CECF). The Study Abroad Program was developed as a cultural exchange opportunity for American students and professors to acquire a deeper understanding of the differences between Islamic religion and the nuances of culture and politics that can often impact how religion is practiced.

Participants were able to explore the rich Islamic traditions and cultural practices of people who have inhabited predominately Muslim lands for centuries. Students were extended the opportunity through this program to experience beauty and richness, as well as the struggle with modernity, globalization that can cause extremism in our society today.

Final Report: 2009-Study-Abroad_Egypt_Jordan_Report.pdf