Aqaba is a city with a 6,000-year-old history on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba, an inlet of the Red Sea, bordering Israel. On this trip, students will have lunch on the beach, enjoy the beauty of the sea, and stay overnight in this popular Jordanian destination.
Learn about the complex marine life in the Red Sea. This is done during a glass-boat ride; allowing students to see the different forms of life and schools of fish that are indigenous to the area.
Learn about governmental and nongovernmental efforts to preserve marine life in Jordan.
Understand the economic stakes and challenges of Aqaba's competing industries (fishing, tourism) and be aware of movements to encourage sustainable tourism by empowering local, rather than corporateinternational,businesses (for example, boat and equipment rental companies).
Optional in the following sessions