Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
A country with ambitions as lofty as the Burj Khalifa
If any country resembles our curriculum, it’s the United Arab Emirates, where a never-ending sea of projects are dreamt up and brought to life, each more masterful than the last.
Futuristic skyscrapers form a formidable skyline in the emirate of Dubai. In neighboring Abu Dhabi, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque provides one of the clearest examples of how geometry can be used to create an architectural masterpiece. Both represent a country that’s very in touch with its past, present, and future.
Alongside meandering among these feats of engineering, students will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the Bedouins, the nomadic desert dwellers who constitute the United Arab Emirate’s oldest inhabitants. These hardy people introduced many of the interests that are still wildly popular in the United Arab Emirates today, including falconry and camel racing.
Sound like an adventure? Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and an open mind — you won’t look back.
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