Welcome to the Travel Tribe Culture Series course on Egypt!
In this dynamic, fast-paced course, we will explore the history, language, food, culture, traditions, celebrations, geography, animals and famous sites of Egypt. The course then dives into the construction, history and fun facts about the only remaining Ancient Wonder of the Modern World, the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Students explore local traditions and fun facts that shape this country into the exciting and dynamic place that it is today. Students discover the major cities, learn how to fit in like a local, and check out what to explore in each city (Cairo & Alexandria), and how to make the most of Egypt if you’re only in town for a few days.
Whether you are planning for a post-Covid vacation, wanting a virtual adventure, or planning your next long-term-digital-nomad destination, this course is for you!
Some of the fun-fact topics we will explore:
•When and where did people first settle in Egypt?
•What are the official and unofficial languages of Egypt?
•Why did men and women wear makeup in Ancient Egypt?
•How would you want to spend a day in Cairo?
•How would you describe Arab Culture? What are the two most important aspects of Arab Culture?
•How do you greet someone in Egypt?
•How do you decline an offer in Egypt? What other interpretation does the word yes have in Egyptian society?
•What are the major holidays of Egypt, and which ones might you enjoy?
•How would you describe Egyptian cuisine, and which tasty Egyptian dishes might you want to try?
As the saying goes, “Traveling makes you speechless, and then makes you a storyteller.” In this course, you will be prompted to answer questions similar to the prompts above in your Travel Journal, in order to further your understanding and curiosity about each aspect of Egypt that we explore in this course.
Adult Coloring Pages
There are some (optional) adult coloring pages that coordinate with the lectures, so grab some colored pencils! Feel free to share your artwork with the class.
Traveling can be overwhelming, so much so that sometimes you forget why you were looking forward to boarding the plane in the first place! But rest assured, this Travel Tribe Culture Series course will give you all the resources you need to help you plan how to experience the culture & vibrant atmosphere of Egypt, and have the adventure of a lifetime.
The attached PDF is your personal Travel Planner. By the end of this course, students will have written down top sites, favorite foods, big cities, major attractions, pro-tips, traditional clothing & special occasions they want to see and experience. This is your roadmap for how to travel to Egypt, and what to expect when you arrive – food, music, and traditions. Whether it’s a virtual exploration or an in-person visit you’re preparing for, the Enjoying Egypt, Travel Tribe Culture Series course will help you prepare for what to expect and how to plan your dream vacation to Egypt. You are welcome to keep this sheet private or share with the class.
Travel The World Worksheet: Egypt
This study guide is attached and available for reference throughout the entire course. An optional fill in the blank sheet is also included for self-study.
About The Author
My name is Kelsey Betzelberger, and I have been teaching for over 10 years. I was trained as an opera singer at Northwestern University in Chicago, and visited 45 countries around the world while performing at opera houses in Italy, Germany, England, Argentina, France, Croatia and the Netherlands. I also teach German, French, and music, and I have lived in seven different countries with my husband and our three well-traveled, geriatric cats.