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AFS Intercultural Programs: High School in Egypt

Egypt, the "cradle of civilization," embraces a unique mix of modern Islam and Christianity, Middle Eastern folk cultures, with Western culture. Because 90 percent of Egypt is desert, almost everyone lives close to the Nile. In sprawling, cacophonous Cairo, robes are as common as Levis, donkeys share roadways with BMWs, and buildings made of mud stand next to glass-and-steel high-rises.