In the summer of 2007, through a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Grant written by CICCEL, 12 community college and high school faculty from across the central United States spent five weeks traveling and studying in Syria and Turkey. The theme of the study experience was Religious Pluralism as Manifest by Two Secular Muslim Countries: Syria and Turkey.

One of the requirements of the program was that each participant prepare and post for general use, a curriculum module that incorporated some of the ideas, images, and experiences of the month spent in the Near East. Those units, with the names of the contributing authors can be found here: