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The Center for Arab-West Understanding is an Egyptian NGO welcoming internships in Cairo for the sake of inter-religious dialogue and mutual understanding between Christians and Muslims in the Arab world, offering a program for young people of all nationalities and faiths. Italian journalist Giulia...
 Editor AWR: Seok-jo was our first South Korean intern. His English written language skills were not the best, but we always try to find tasks for interns that both benefit the intern concerned as well as contribute to our database. We asked Seok-jo to help investigate the tensions around the...
It has been several months now since I first discovered Arab West Report. One day, at home, I had a look at the AWR website and I began reading its content, as I had always been interested in learning more about religions in the Middle East and how they coexist. I was so surprised when I realized...
Editor AWR: The Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) is attracting a lot of young graduates who lack work experience. It is hard for young graduates who lack the network of a well-to-do family to find work. But once they have obtained work experience their changes on the labor...
In July 2018 I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to spend three weeks in the Upper Egyptian village of Sarāqna. Located around 350 kilometres south of Cairo in the Asyūṭ Governorate, Sarāqna is primarily notable for being a Christian-majority village – approximately 90% of its 10,000...
I completed an internship with the Center for Arab-West Understanding between July 16 and August 2, 2018, and during this time, I focused my attention on the position of women in Egypt. Drs Cornelis Hulsman asked me to look into the work of Dr. Nawal El Saadawi [Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī] who, in my opinion...
Siwa oasis is well known and beautiful. Two of our interns went for a trip there and experienced their interesting way of life, and explored the exciting touristic sites.
From January 3rd to February 22nd, 2018, I was a Journalism Intern at Arab-West Report. When I first arrived and met the team, the friendly atmosphere made me feel at ease right away. Matthew Sparks, the database editor, was really patient and helped me to improve my English writing skills. I also...
On February 17, 2018, Arab-West Report sent a delegation of interns to Qufāda, a village in Maghāgha, al-Minīa, to inquire into the outstanding relationship between its Christian and Muslim population. We interviewed two religious leaders, Abūna [Father] Yuʾannas, the priest of Qufāda’s Coptic...
Editor: Mona El Nadouri [Munā al-Nadūrī] has contributed for a period of two months to the Interview Documentation Project in which recordings of old interviews are summarized and made ready for placement in Arab-West Report. Texts and recordings are also placed in the EASY database of the Data...
Editor: We were very pleased to have Shen Shangyun working with us for a full year researching Coptic Christianity and in particular the Holy Family tradition. Shen is from mainland China and belongs to the growing indigenous Christian community. Most Chinese are not religious, but Shen’s mother...
Writing about topics based on the Middle East is a personal hobby of mine which is why I felt certain that working with CAWU suited my interests the most. I have been fascinated by the history, culture, and politics of the Middle East from a young age. British-born to Iraqi parents – and a native...
 Time flies, it has been three months now that I have been interning at CAWU. 
During my time in Siwa I happened to find myself diving into the unique local cultural heritage and a society, abundant in distinct customs, traditions andan own particular language called Siwias being the descendants of the Berbers, North Africa´s original inhabitants. 
“I really wanted to stay longer but a fellow student called me to return to Cairo since work at university had started. This was a most unusual trip that I had. It is an important experience that I really recommend to others. It is like a full self development and increasing your knowledge...
As an intern at the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation, my main aim has been to foster intercultural relations between the West and the Arab world. Integrated in a research team, I had the opportunity to delve into precise topics (such as the issue of mosque building in Egypt), and...
        In Egypt, it is uncommon for Muslims to visit Christian places of worship, but Dina el-Bawab's recent internship at CIDT offered her an invaluable opportunity to catch a glimpse of life within the walls of a Christian orthodox monastery...
Two AWR interns investigate the news coverage of a dispute that took place in al-Tayyibah village, Minia. They analyzed the press reports of the incident and then look at the reconciliation sessions that took place in the wake of the conflict.
On November 14th a group of employees and interns working at CIDT visited the Monastery of Saint Macarius and the Monastery of Saint Bīshūy in Wādī al-Natrūn. Visiting the monasteries of Wādī al-Natrūn is an introduction in Coptic life and traditions. It provides us interns with a lot of...

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