Tori Finlayson - Student Testimonial Egyptology Leiden University
Experience in Egypt
I chose the Leiden University Egyptology master's programme because I was excited to find a programme that offers real experience in Egypt and that has a strong tradition in language. Part of the programme at Leiden in taught in Cairo, something not a lot of other master's programmes offer.
During my coursework at Leiden, I was able to work one-on-one with my professors...
Overall, the Cairo semester is really the jewel of the Leiden Egyptology programme. It gives you the opportunity to conduct original research in Egypt, as well as to connect with professionals in the field, from around the world. Living in Egypt for two months and working with a foreign Institute (the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo), is an opportunity not given to many master's students. The Cairo semester is an invaluable experience that has made my time at Leiden meaningful.
I have recently been offered a job at the University of Arizona as a research specialist after I finish the master's programme here in Leiden and I will be applying to PhD programmes in the fall. The programme at Leiden has prepared me for the next step in my education.
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