One week until departure…
So I am leaving for Cairo in one week. What comes first to mind at this point is the degree of censorship I will experience there, as many people do. I am not sure what I will and will not be able to say or write on these posts about the situation in Egypt.
Fortunately, VICE covered “Corruption” a few weeks ago and I feel, at the least, aware of the high tensions. In terms of the project I have looked at the schedule over and over again: week 1 will consist of cultural sensitivity and awareness training. I am ecstatic that @GUC is dedicating a full week to the emotional and mental preparation for the research and interactive phase. The overall program promises so much cultural immersion and unparalleled experiences of Egypt!
I am getting Facebook messages from the GUC AIESECERs and Horreya OCP’s. They are all so friendly and I just can’t wait to meet them, to befriend them and to learn from them. I am on a mission to find some light clothes that can temporarily keep me cool and covered until I can stock up on some traditional clothing. I am so excited to add this experience to my perspective and understanding of the world. I am hoping for a wake up call.