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Oman: Understanding the Middle East

Wright State University

Why Oman?

Come explore Oman, on the edges of the Middle East! Experience life in the city, desert and coasts of the Arabian Peninsula. Learn about the culture, climate, economy, politics and geography of this crossroads between east and west.

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  • 05/08/2017 to
International airGround transportation9 nights hotel9 breakfasts2 lunches4 dinnersEnglish-speaking guideAdmission feesCountry guidebook and pre-travel documentsEmbedded medical insurance24/7 Emergency support
Info Session

Student Union Atrium


October 25 2016, 11:00 am

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Itinerary Highlights

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7 days, 7 nights

  • Sightseeing of Muscat:  During your time in Muscat travel to and visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the Royal Opera House, the National Museum of Oman, the Museum of Omani Heritage, Al Alam Palace and the Bait Al Zubair Museum.
  • Yiti Beach Excursion:  Take a trip to Yiti Beach and spend part of the day relaxing and enjoying the sun and the water.
  • Omani Cooking Class
  • Bazzar Visit:  Visit Muttrah Souk – one of Muscat’s most well-known and well-shopped markets.
  • 3 Business Visits
  • 1 University Visit
  • 1 Free Day

Wahiba Desert
2 days, 2 nights

  • Visit Wadi Bani Khaled
  • Travel to a Beduien Village
  • Dune bashing:  Enjoy an off-roading experience over the Wahiba sands.
  • Camel ride:  Take a ride on a camel during your time in the desert (approximately 15 minutes)
Trip ID: 140913
Register By: 01/02/2017

See your Study Abroad Office!

  1. UCIE $500 Travel Assistance Scholarship
  2. Students must complete a meeting with a study abroad advisor

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Vaughn P. Shannon

Associate Professor of Political Science
Dr. Vaughn P. Shannon is Associate Professor of political science at Wright State University, Faculty Adviser for WSU Model UN and Model Arab League, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Middle East Outreach Council. Dr. Shannon received his Ph.D from Ohio State University in 2001. His areas of expertise include international security, Middle East politics, and political psychology. He has published on the U.S. policy toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Balancing Act: US Foreign Policy and the Arab Israeli Conflict, Ashgate Press, 2003), U.S. policy toward Iran (Journal of Iranian Research and Analysis, 2009), and on the U.S. image in the Middle East (Harvard International Review, 2006, and Security Studies, 2007). Most recently, he is author of a Book chapter examining psychology and identity entitled “Global Citizenship in the Middle East: Presence and Prospects.” He lives in the Dayton area with his wife and two daughters.

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For Parents

Thank you for considering this global opportunity for your students, and for trusting me with the important responsibility of educating them. In addition to building their resume and their network, I believe a program like this builds essential perspective that will set them on a path to becoming more global citizens!

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