Ancient Egypt Research Associates, Inc. (AERA) is proud to announce a new partnership with The American University in Cairo (AUC) offering an annual Archaeological Field Training (AFT) program to both Egyptian and foreign students.
Our usual training program for inspectors of the Minister of State for Antiquities (MSA) is expanded via AUC to welcome tuition paying non-Egyptian students from leading American and foreign universities. Eight academic credit-units are awarded by AUC for this course.
The eight-week program slated for January 17 – March 14, 2014 will teach systematic excavation and recording techniques to its students as they survey archaeological structures on the Giza Plateau. Young foreign and Egyptian archaeologists will work side-by-side, trained by AERA staff and Egyptian graduates of the AERA/ARCE Field School Program.
The AFT program is a large important step towards AERA self-sustainability. We enter into partnership with AUC and other major U.S. universities that teach post-graduate level archaeology and Egyptology, enriching their programs with our field school, all while making a significant contribution to Egypt. By providing a peer-integrated archaeological opportunity, the AUC/AERA field school brings value to the MSA and opens young Egyptian archaeologists to the scholarship of their U.S. and foreign counterparts, creating the possibility of continued exchange with foreign universities beyond the field school.
Through US Aid funding and the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), nine AERA/ARCE Field School sessions have been deployed over the last seven years. With this AUC partnership, AERA looks to continue its success with a grassroots approach to further strengthen U.S.-Egyptian relations through such a critical time.
For application information, including costs, visit http://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/Pages/ApplyNow.aspx
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