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It was and it will always be exciting to come to Egypt as one of the most remarkable historical and cultural countries. Egyptian monuments from different eras such as pyramids, temples, citadels and so on. Beautiful beaches in the summer (we have the Mediterranean sea and the Red sea) which is a destination for tourists. Dealing with the welcoming kind Egyptians ,and impacting the Egyptian community which is the a environment to show remarkable impact.

AIESEC in Egypt is currently having 18 entities across the country. In the past year. AIESEC in Egypt has been growing and h as managed to host more than 1400 exchange participants from more than 70 different countries from all around the world . Our impact and reach has been expanding across Egypt inch by inch and our project s a re fully running in different cities. We provide exchange participants from around the world with the opportunity to participate in diverse projects and to be part of impacting Egypt. In the next year. we are striving to grow. not just in the number of experiences we do but also in the kind of experiences we provide. All because we aspire to deliver unique impact on our community and our interns.

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AIESEC Damietta was founded in 2012. It was the 1st founded LC outside of Cairo & Alexandria. AIESEC Damietta got iGCDP excellence award for winter peak 15/16. AIESEC Damietta achieved 400% of growth in 2015 as one of the fastest growing entities. Through our projects we impacted +1000 person in Damietta city in the last year. AIESEC Damietta's projects is aligned with UN sustainable development goals. AIESEC Damietta runs AIESEC in Egypt national projects. AIESEC Damietta implements all the standards arranging with sending entities. AIESEC Damietta collaborates with some of the biggest organizations in Damietta and Egypt. AIESEC Damietta was recognized in a lot of social events for the exerted effort in developing the community, one of the recognitions was meeting the British counselor in Egypt. You’ll have the chance to move easily between 5 cities Damietta, New Damietta, Ras-Elbar, Portsaid and port foaad (Asia), as AIESEC Damietta has a branch in Portsaid.

City of

is a governate in Egypt which is located in the north coast of the country between Nile river and Mediterranean sea , and considered to be the gate of Mediterranean coast. It’s also known as Dumyat and it’s old Egyptian name (pharaonic name)

’ Damietta citizens are very active, Damietta has 0% unemployment. You can see the different kinds of environment here; the sea, the desert and the cultivated lands, it also has a really nice weather and nice people.

People in Damietta accept the differences but they never change so it’s a great opportunity for you to experience real typical Egyptian culture.

The 3 main cities in Damietta are Damietta (the capital), Ras El-bar and New Damietta. The distance between each city and the other is just 20 minutes.

• The Old Bridge Elkobri Elqadeem, dating to the early 1900s , which the government turned it now into a museum. • Ras Elbar and New Damietta Shores. • Souk Al-Hesba, the old town centre, dating to the Abbasi rule era. • Al-Bahr Mosque, one of the famous mosques in Damietta, Built in 1609 A.D. in Ottoman time. • The Holy Virgin's Church, Sorour square, was build in 1745. • Amr ibn El-Aas Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Egypt and Africa which is built in 642 A.D. and it was the second mosque ever built in Egypt.

Egyptian People are friendly, hospitable, kind, helpful , religious and modest. They also have a sense of balance and moderation.

-Egypt will always be a safe country, the political situation only affects Egyptians. -Number of Interns who came through AIESEC last year are more than 1400 people. -What is the safety situation in Egypt right now? We could not have answered it better than John Nicholson has. Here’s what he has to say after coming to Egypt: This article will also give you a better idea about the political situation in Egypt, which, anywhere in the world, is an interesting conversation topic.

A lot of celebrities visited Egypt recently

-AIESEC Egypt is registered as an NGO for the number 5260 for year 2003. -You took a tourist Visa Yet you are LEGAL to stay here and renew the visa. -Just for the bureaucracy you always say that you are here for tourism for these authorities. -The police and the national security knows about AIESEC and in case of any problems with the Law you should contact immediately your Local Committee.

Politics: Egypt is a republic, the political system of which is democratic based on citizenship and relying on each of legislative , executive and judicial branches, additionally to the press, political parties, local administrations and civil society institutions .

Religion: Islam is the official religion of the Arab Republic of Egypt . Most non-Muslims in Egypt are Christians, the majority of whom belong to the Coptic orthodox church.

Language : Egypt’s official language is Arabic, but foreign languages, such as English, French are taught in school , and English, French, German, Italian and Spanish are widely spoken in educated circles.

By international standards Egypt is still fairly cheap, one can pay 5 to 10 pounds for breakfast .

: Egypt has delicious popular food such as koshary , fool and taamiia and mahshy as well as sea food .

Damietta is famous for special kinds of sweets that you can’t find anywhere else in with same taste such as: Meshabek, Sweet feter besides the other eastern and western sweets.

You can find also some special types of the Damiettan food such as: Salty feter, Sayadia fish, Damiettan grilled duck beside renga and feseikh.

The prevailing climate is desert and semi-desert, however, the Mediterranean climate prevails on the northern coasts. The temperature average in Lower Egypt is 20째C in winter during day and 10째C at night, and in summer it reaches 35째C during the day and 23째C at night.

It is important to be aware of all these major existing differences between Egypt and the any other country to make your stay in Egypt a more pleasant and welcoming one. Egyptians are conservative people , one shouldn’t wear too short clothing in Egypt , Whether you are a man or woman, it is important to make a good impression in Egypt by dressing properly as a way to show respect. However, this doesn’t mean that you are expected to dress exactly like the Egyptian people.

• The Egyptian pound is the currency in Egypt (geneh). • 1 USD = 11 EGP approx. • Before coming to Egypt you should change your money to dollars or Euros so you can easily exchange them . • Here credit cards are widely used here in Egypt , visa cards are the most used in hypermarkets and restaurants . ATM machines are also wide spread through each city .

What is the cost of living in Egypt? Food and transportation would be your main costs while living in Egypt, and luckily, both are quite cheap! In order to give you a better idea, here’s a list of items and their costs: Restaurant 25 EG£

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

35 EG£

Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar

12.00 EG£

Cappuccino (regular)

3 EG£

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

Markets 6.00 EG£

Milk (regular), 1 liter

1.00 EG£

Bag of White Bread

5.50 EG£

Rice (1kg)

27.22 EG£

Local Cheese (1kg)

15 EG£

Apples (1kg)

3.25 EG£

Tomato (1kg)

Markets 2.50 EG£

Potato (1kg)

3.50 EG£

Water (1.5 liter bottle)

24.00 EG£

Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)

Transportation 0.75 : 2 EG£

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

7 EG£

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

5 EG£

Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

30 EG£

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

Utilities 0.15 EG£

1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)

50.00 EG£ (monthly)

Internet (USB modem)

Sports And Leisure 150 : 200 EG£

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

25 : 35 EG£

Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

5000 years of civilization contributed to the cultural heritage of Egypt and to building the strength and independence of its citizens. The country's history is a sequence of invasions, eras or glory, battles and victories, which can be split into the following main periods and milestones:

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Pharaonic Era (3100 BC-332 BC) Greek era (322 BC – 32 AD) Roman era (32 AD-638 AD) Islamic era (640 AD-1517 AD) Ottoman rule (1517-1882) French invasion (1789) British colonization of Egypt (1882-1952) The 23rd of July revolution (1952) after which Egypt is declared a republic.

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British troops leave Egypt (1954) The 6th of October war (1973) Egypt signs a peace treaty with Israel (1979) Hosni Mubarak became the president (1981) The popular revolution begun against Hosni Mubarak (25 January 2011) • Hosni Mubarak steps down as president of Egypt (11 February 2011) • Muhamed Mursi was elected the president of Arab Republic of Egypt (30 June 2012) • Abd El-fattah El-Sisi was elected the president of Arab Republic of Egypt (8 June 2014)


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