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AFS Italien erbjuder ett 5-veckors långt program med fokus på kultur och uppehälle hos en värdfamilj. Äventyret börjar med 5 dagar i Toscana, med en introduktion i italiensk kultur och traditioner såsom mat, musik, och konst, samt en grundkurs i italienska. Du får möjlighet att besöka Pisa, Florens och andra vackra områden längs kusten. Volontärer från AFS följer med under resan. Från Toscana reser du sedan vidare till din värdfamilj, där du kommer att bo i ungefär fyra veckor.

Din vistelse avslutas med tre dagar i Rom, där du än en gång möter resten av deltagarna innan avresa hem. I Rom besöker du Fori Imperiali (Kejsarens Forum), Colosseum, Vatikanpalatset, Sankt Peterskyrkan, och andra historiska sajter. Du får ännu ett tillfälle att umgås med AFS volontärer, som följer med under utflykterna.

Datum: 25 juni – 30 juli
Deadline för ansökan: 15 april
Pris: 21 000 kr
Ålder: 15 – 18 år

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Host Family & Community

Life in Egypt usually revolves around extended family, religious events and activities. You can be hosted throughout Egypt, most likely in urban and suburban areas of Alexandria, Cairo, El Fayoum, El Menya, Giza, Ismailia, Port Said and Tanta. If you’re in an urban area, expect to live in an apartment, while people in more rural areas usually live with extended family in a big house. Jokes are a common way to socialize, so join the fun. 

School

You will probably attend a regular Egyptian high school, although some students attend an international U.S. schools. The school year runs from September until May, with a two-week break in January. School week starts on Sunday and ends on Thursday. Most students wear uniforms. Some classes may be taught in English, others in Arabic, and you may choose some subjects, depending on the school.

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Language

The official language of Egypt is Arabic, with many regional dialects spoken all over the country. English is also commonly used and is taught in schools starting with first grade. Having a good knowledge of English will help you adjust and enjoy your program. AFS will also help you find a course in Arabic and your host school might have classes of Arabic as a second language.

Food

The Egyptian diet is typically rich in beans, bread, rice, vegetables and fruits. Lunch is the most significant meal of the day and is often followed by an afternoon rest. Falafel(fried bean balls), and koshary (a dish of rice and lentils) can be purchased from street vendors all over Egypt.

Let AFS guide your intercultural adventure

Go abroad with AFS to discover who you really are, make new lifetime friendships and immerse yourself in a fascinating intercultural experience.
TEEN PROGRAMS (UNDER 18 YEARS OLD)

Our learning program will prepare you for an amazing AFS intercultural experience. The program begins at your home country with a pre-departure orientation and continues with orientations and other supported learning activities and facilitated conversations will help you maximize your experience, cope the challenges of navigating a new culture and community and gain knowledge, skills, and a global understanding, throughout your time abroad, and as you return to you home country. AFS volunteers will be there to support and guide you and your host family through your learning journey abroad.

ADULT PROGRAMS (18 YEARS OR OLDER)

The Global Competence Certificate (GCC) program will support your intercultural learning experience. This state-of-the-art program prepares you to successfully navigate new cultural environments—during your AFSNext experience and long after you finish the program. Online intercultural learning modules combined with in-person sessions help you develop practical and global skills, knowledge and attitudes that employers need and mission-driven organizations believe will help achieve their social impact goals. You will receive your certification upon completion of the training program.