They are off!

The first Egypt SST has come to an end. The students left Eman house with lots of energy, enthusiasm and a bit of sadness.  They are on the plane on their first leg of the journey to Goshen.  I will miss them.

Project Reports and Felucca Meal


The students arrived back in Cairo in good form. Our first two days included reporting on service assignments and presenting final projects.  On Saturday Heba provided a wonderful noon meal and said her farewell to the group. Sunday included finishing reports and an evening sail on the Nile on a felucca with a meal of … Keep reading »

Behmen Hospital – Helwan


Phil chose to stay in metropolitan Cairo in order to have the opportunity to work with the staff at Behman Hospital in Helwan. This is the largest mental health facility in the Middle East.  In addition to sitting in on daily case management meetings, Phil was able to assist staff working with patients and did … Keep reading »



For the past month Summer has been living with her extended family in Amman, Jordan.  Her parent’s generation moved to Jordan as Palestinian refugees and there are now three generations living in a multi-dwelling apartment complex.  Each day Summer commuted to Al-Zaytoonah University in suburban Amman where she assisted English faculty in their language labs. … Keep reading »

Qusayih and Anafora


Ben and John are doing a variety of things in the small city of Qusayih in Upper Egypt. Their home is in the headquarters of the Coptic Church of the diocese of Qusayish. They are doing some teaching, and getting involved in community life by attending a wedding, visiting student homes and traveling to a … Keep reading »

Luxor and Asyut


Nate and Peter are working at the Suzanne Mubarak Library in Luxor. They teach adults computer science and conversational English.  They have had the unusual experience of living in a hotel.  They have enjoyed several outings with their students. A highlight was a visit to a Nubian home.  My hotel in Luxor offered a fantastic … Keep reading »

Banha and Tanta


Dean Anita Stalter, Professor of Spanish Dean Rhodes and I traveled north of Cairo to the cities of Banha and Tanta.  Hannah is working with kindergarten children  at the Salaam School in Banha.  She assists English teachers by pronouncing words, playing games, and simply spending time with the children.  Melissa and Nora are also working … Keep reading »

Service in Beni Suef


Beni Suef is about 120 kilometers south of Cairo on the Nile. It is a city of 150 thousand inhabitants and is divided into a newly developed segment east of the Nile and the old city in the west.  Students live and work on both sides of the river.  Abe and Andrea are assisting English … Keep reading »