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    Students, Faculty, Staff: ‘Spring’ into Global Insights with Egypt

    Khadiga AboBakr, graduate student, Secondary Education
    February 10, 2021

    While the most talked about features of this ancient, wondrous country are the landscape, dynasties and politics, it is the rich history and culture of the Egyptian people that makes it attractive. Khadiga AboBakr, University of Scranton graduate student in secondary education, will share her heritage and experience at the first Global Insights presentation, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required. Please click here to register.

    AboBakr’s presentation will focus on the integrated culture and traditions that “make Egyptians who they truly are, and how the culture contributes to the core of Egyptian identity.”   

    She relates that “Egypt is not just pyramids and camels.”

    As her father is of Sudanese descent, her mother coming from Palestine, and an Egyptian grandmother, Khadiga enjoyed a full, multicultural upbringing with the Egyptian influence playing a major role in her life.

    “I was lucky enough to experience how people can share the same mother tongue while having entirely different traditions and customs. Therefore, I have to admit that the Egyptian culture was certainly my favorite as I was raised in Egypt my whole life and I got to experience everything myself.”

    AboBakr will share some of her favorite activities in February’s Global Insights presentation. “Attending a wedding in Egypt can completely alter your mood, boost your enthusiasm and even get you to think about getting married yourself.” Family bonding traditions are very special to her. “Family gatherings are what I have always enjoyed in Egypt. The warmth and love you get from these gatherings work as one's support system. You can never be grumpy during family gatherings in Egypt because people around you will make sure you laugh.”

    Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the presentation. Please click here to register. Zoom information will be sent out 1-2 days before the event.

    This program is being offered by the Office of Global Education, the Cross Cultural Centers, Residence Life and the Office of Equity and Diversity. For more information, please contact or 570-941-4841.

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