... is what you will enjoy being enrolled as an AUC-student! The American University in Cairo offers the experience of an affluent and academically excellent American university located in beautiful and historical Egypt. That is, you get to attend a university based on the American highly and globally acknowledged system and explore a new and interesting culture all the while.
AUC offers a high amount of interesting courses in several fields. The quality of the academics presented here is very high, and once you settle for courses that match your level, you can be sure that they will impact your general education. Professors are competent, helpful and friendly, and the relation between professors and students is somewhat relaxed although it is also formal. The communication at the university is generally incredible whether it is between students and professors or students and administration. You will find an appropriate office located within campus for any issue you may have, where you can ask for help and guidance.
Besides the academics, AUC offers several options for social life on and off campus, and there are scheduled events every week. There are student organisations, unions and sport teams. There are some arranged trips around Egypt initiated by the university, which is perfect for the students abroad, who get the chance to go and explore in groups. Additionally, if you still do enjoy academic content in your free time, there are always additional (and very interesting!) lectures to attend on campus throughout the day.
The security and safety of campus are very reliable and generally good as well as is daily life in Cairo. Whether on or off campus, people are generally friendly and helpful, and it is easy to make friends. This is an important chance to experience the "true" Egyptian culture firsthand, which you should not miss out on.
I will recommend AUC to any exchange/study abroad student!
What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Although AUC-campus is quite amazing, make sure to go and explore Cairo-life outside the uni-gates! There are numbers of beautiful and historical places to see around Egypt, and although there are many, many students enrolled at AUC, there are many, many other people to meet around the country as well.