The American University in Cairo has sponsored an International Student Leadership Conference for the past ten years and this year they asked us if we wanted to participate in an exchange with them. You may have met Samah Dissi in Harrisonburg during our conference - she is a student at AUC and was able to participate in our ISLC. The day after our conference ended, Delo Blough, Tom Culligan and Betsy Anderson from JMU went to Cairo to participate in the ISLC on the other side of the world. It was great! Below are just a few photos to give you an idea of what we saw and experienced.
Students from the Netherlands, Turkey and Egypt joined us at the Egyptian Museum.
Tom, Delo and Betsy enjoy a sunny afternoon with an Egyptian participant on the grounds of the American University in Cairo.
The participants were serious about debating issues such as, "What will garner more support for a leader - spirituality or materialism?"
The Nile River is beautiful.
Of course a trip to Cairo wouldn't be complete without seeing the pyramids.
And the obligatory camel ride :-)