Safe Arrival

All of the students have arrived safely at their service destinations.  They were in good spirits as they boarded their trains and should have a wonderful experience seeing more of Egypt.

Service Begins

The first two students will board a train this evening for their over night journey to a service assignment in Luxor.  Tomorrow the remaining students will board trains or a private car to go to their placements.  They will be spread from Tanta in the Delta to Luxor in Upper Egypt.  Most assignments include some … Keep reading »

Arabic Study


Arabic classes at ETC in Hadayek el Maadi ended with exams and a party.  The teachers at ETC brought delicious Egyptian dishes to the school and we shared a feast with them. The Goshen students sang songs in both English and Arabic and also performed several skits.  After six weeks of studying and speaking Arabic … Keep reading »



We headed east on the Suez Desert Road to the Sinai peninsula.  Our destination was St. Catherine’s, the small town that is near the base of Mt. Sinai. As we traveled east the desert was constantly changing: mountains, lime stone formations, mineral deposits in rocks that create beautiful designs and colors. We arrived in St. … Keep reading »

Upper Egypt


We boarded the night train at Giza station and headed south to Upper Egypt. After twelve hours of restless sleep and 900 kilometers of railroad tracks we arrived in the city of Aswan. We went straight from the train to the bus and then to the temple of Philae. In order to get there we … Keep reading »