[PAST EVENT] Rock Music Oman Study Abroad Information Session

September 22, 2022
6pm - 6:30pm
McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 219
251 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
oman, white buildings, city, mountains

If you are interested in this program stop by. The pre-trip class will run during this semester and the trip to Oman is in January 2023 during Winter Break. The application deadline for the program is Sept. 30th

William & Mary’s January program in Oman will consist of a two-week study tour. This year's program will use Muscat as a base and travel out to Ibri and a desert camp, exploring the variety of geography and culture that Oman has to offer. The program will tour through the rugged Al Hajar Mountains, explore the vast dunes of the Sharqiya Sands, listen to local musicians, and visit the scenic Indian Ocean coastline. Housing (in modest hotels), transportation (by bus), and meals are included in the program fee.

Oman is a country located at the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula on the Indian Ocean. Oman is among the most developed and stable countries in the Arab world with a long history of partnership with the United States. The desert landscape and sweeping coastline form an ideal setting for studying geology and the environment. Oman has been a maritime crossroads between South and Southeast Asia, East Africa, and the Mediterranean and Arab World for centuries and Omanis have a rich distinctive culture and a vibrant traditional arts scene that reflects long time and ongoing interactions across the desert and around the Indian Ocean.

Chuck Bailey, Professor of Geology

Abigail Buffington, Anthropology