The Middle East Center is announcing educator grant to Egypt in collaboration with GEEO

The University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center is excited to announce an educator grant that we are offering in collaboration with GEEO, a Philadelphia-area nonprofit that helps educators travel.


This 2019-2020 winter break, we’ll be offering a 12-daytrip to Egypt, including visits to the Pyramids of Giza, a Nile cruise, Abu Simbel, Kom Ombo and Luxor Temples, and much more.

Two $1,500 grants are available to two deserving Philadelphia-area educators to help pay for the total program fee of $2,437 per person. In addition to a local, certified Egyptologist guide, accompanying the trip will be John Ghazvinian, Associate Director of the Middle East Center. He will be providing a broad overview of the modern history of the Middle East, including Egypt’s special role in that history, as a complement to the exposure to ancient Egyptian culture that our tour leader will provide. Participants will receive a professional development credit and are eligible for optional graduate credit.

To apply for the grant, please click here.

Applications are due by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, September 20, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their status by September 25. Educators from all areas are welcome to register for the program, but the grant is only available to educators in the Philadelphia area. For more information on dates, costs, itinerary etc, please go to:

If you have further questions, please contact [email protected].