Africana Studies Tours


Classical Africa Educational Tour Series

Ethiopia Tour
The Land of Ancient Kush

Personally escorted by Prof. Manu Ampim

This 14-day tour in the northern region of Ethiopia is an area considered part of the “Land of Ancient Kush,” which was one of the greatest civilizations of antiquity. The tour includes visiting museums, archaeological sites, monuments, castles, ancient churches, spending a day with local villagers, and exploring the origins of the Nile River.

The "Ethiopia: The Land of Ancient Kush" tour focuses on four (4) main themes:

  1. Modern Ethiopia as an important center of the classical Kushite civilization, which had a major impact on both Nubia and Kemet (ancient Egypt);
  2. The evidence of early human origins in the Ethiopia region;
  3. The Christian era beginning in the 4th century C.E.; and
  4. Primary (first-hand) research methods and original sources used to investigate each theme.

To study each theme, the tour includes evening presentations (approximately 60 minutes) by Prof. Ampim to discuss the information learned in the field. Also, any students joining the tour have the option of using this educational tour for study abroad credit and earning 3-5 units of college credit from their respective academic programs.

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Classical Africa Educational Tour Series

KEMET (Ancient Egypt) Tour
The Land of the Pharaohs

Personally escorted by Prof. Manu Ampim

This is a 15-day tour to the northern, middle, and southern regions of Kemet (Egypt), which was one of the greatest civilizations in world history. This unique tour includes visiting pyramid sites, tombs, temples, museums, ancient residential sites, and spending a day in a local Nubian village.

The "Kemet (Ancient Egypt)" tour focuses on six (6) main themes:

  1. The southern origin of Kemetian (ancient Egyptian) civilization;
  2. The origin and evolution of pyramid building in classical Kemet;
  3. The classical African contributions to the world in writing, medicine, math, the calendar, and architecture;
  4. Kemet at its pinnacle of greatness, and the later foreign occupation periods;
  5. Modern Fraud and the deliberate alteration and fabrication of artifacts; and
  6. Primary (first-hand) research methods and original sources used to investigate each theme.

To study each theme, the tour includes evening presentations (approximately 60 minutes) by Prof. Ampim to discuss the information learned in the field. Also, any students joining the tour have the option of using this educational tour for study abroad credit and earning 3-5 units of college credit from their respective academic programs.

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Classical Africa Educational Tour Series

Sudan Tour
The Heartland of Classical Kush

Personally escorted by Prof. Manu Ampim

This 10-day tour to Sudan is an area considered the heartland of ancient Kush, which was one of the greatest civilizations of antiquity. The tour includes visiting museums, various archaeological sites, spending a day with local Nubian villagers, and exploring the impact of modern dams on archaeological sites along the Nile River.

The "Sudan: The Heartland of Classical Kush" tour focuses on four (4) main themes:

  1. Kush as the oldest of the classical African civilizations, which had a major impact on both the later civilizations of Nubia and Kemet (ancient Egypt);
  2. World heritage sites in Sudan;
  3. The preservation of archaeological sites; and
  4. Primary (first-hand) research methods and original sources used to investigate each theme.

To study each theme, the tour includes evening presentations (approximately 60 minutes) by Prof. Ampim to discuss the information learned in the field. Also, any students joining the tour have the option of using this educational tour for study abroad credit and earning 3 units of college credit from their respective academic programs.

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Other Tours
Personally escorted by Prof. Manu Ampim

There are occasional tours to archaeological sites in Central America, and a four-city European tour (London, Paris, Berlin, and Rome) to learn about African artifacts and monuments in Europe.

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