Study Abroad at The American University in Cairo

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Students sightseeing
Students sightseeing
First Year Experience activities
First Year Experience activities
AUC Campus
AUC Campus
Students studying on campus
Students studying on campus
International Day celebrations
International Day celebrations
AUC Gardens
AUC Gardens
Students visit to the Egyptian Museum
Students visit to the Egyptian Museum
Students sightseeing
Students sightseeing

About

With more than 35 undergraduate and 40 graduate programs, you are sure to find the right one for you. At AUC, we offer a wide and diverse range of U.S. and globally accredited academic programs, designed to meet the needs of all types of learners. Explore sociology, Egyptology, gender and women’s studies or comparative religion; enroll in the region’s top Middle East studies program; study your preferred field of engineering; or learn how to start up a green business in our sustainable development program.

Highlights
  • Enjoy Total Immersion in Cairo’s Culture. Employers today seek to hire global citizens with international exposure and diverse cultural experiences.
  • Talk like an Egyptian; Perfect your Arabic. Spoken by 295 million speakers worldwide, Arabic is among the top 10 high demand business languages today.
  • Diversify your studies; Explore new fields. At AUC, we offer a wide and diverse range of U.S. and globally accredited academic programs, designed to meet the needs of all types of learners.
  • Stand out and jump-start your career. As an AUC student, you can exploit a professional team of certified career counselors to enhance your employability.
  • Feel safe on campus: Your home away from home.

Questions & Answers

Reviews

8.83 Rating
based on 41 reviews
  • Academics 8.1
  • Support 8.3
  • Fun 9
  • Housing 8
  • Safety 9.4
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Chaima
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thank you

don't want to write a review because this means that my experience is coming to an end.
I really enjoyed and still enjoying every minute i'm spending here. I want to thank you for allowing me to have precious time in your amazing uni and amazing country. I appreciate every little thing here from the doctors to the security guards everyone is so kind and supportive.
i discovered a completely different Egypt of the one I was expecting. I discovered a safe, fun and kind one and I couldn’t be happier because when i came here , i had this idea that i will face some difficulties regarding the conditions of the country which hopefully didn't happen !
i hope i will have the chance to come back and i definitely recommend the experience to anyone you won't be disappointed.
Thank You ❤

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Camilla
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A great experience!

I have really loved living in Cairo and studying at AUC, and I would recommend it to anyone. The AUC campus is beautiful and they offer so many interesting courses. I study psychology, and getting to see my field from a middle eastern perspective has been highly interesting and has taught me a lot.

The semester is coming to an end, and I must say I've been surprised at how much I've enjoyed staying here, - so much so that I wish I didn't have to go back home. I have learned so much, both academically and personally, met some wonderful people and fallen in love with the chaotic and charming city of Cairo. People are really friendly and helpful, and there is just so much to experience here!

Are you thinking of studying in Cairo? Do it!

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Marie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

You should go

Campus is beautiful, classes are interesting, and people are nice. Egypt is a great place to be an exchange student because people here are open, helpful, and easy to talk with. Although applying may be a bit of a hassle, once you get to campus the student support is top notch; way above and beyond any other institution I've been to. If you do not know any Arabic beforehand, I would recommend investing time in that while you're here. Not because it's necessary but because it will add so much to your experience. You will probably be perpetually lost at first (and maybe later too, depending on your memory and sense of direction), learn to go with that. There's beauty in being lost and asking for help. My best advice is come here and see for yourself.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
So I haven't actually eaten it yet, but I plan to try a stuffed pigeon before going home. I'm told it's good...
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Kristine
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Unique Educational Experience

... 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.
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Sandra
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Studying on Ancient Lands in Modern Networks

As a media communications major, studying in Egypt has been an experience of a life time. In my time in Egypt, I've gotten the chance to go to excursions in Modern and Old Coptic Cairo, visited Egyptian sites like the Pyramids in Giza, the Egyptian Museum, an oasis and iconic cities in Egypt. At the same time have taken classes in my focus of study with local Egyptian students and have gotten to understand their perspective and techniques on media. I also had the chance to work on productions for music video projects, have been interviewed for the university's study abroad promotional video campaigns. Lastly, participated in the centennial international day, representing Mexico as a Mexican American I got to visit the Mexican Embassy in Egypt.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking moment I have experienced in Egypt that proved to be one of the best, even when I had zero experience. Was standing on top of sand dunes with the only way down was to sand board down the slope and fly off a ramp midway down back to an Egyptian oasis. I definitely enjoyed myself in those exhilarating moments.
Kristine
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A unique educational experience

... is what you will enjoy being enrolled as an AUC-student! I am on a study abroad program for one semester only (Spring 2019), and I, by now that my semester is drawing to a close, feel that I could at least stay for one more.
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. To me, this has been the best of both worlds and what has made the experience unique.
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.
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Jihan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

AUC recommendation

I am currently a master student enrolled in the Global Public Health program at the AUC. It has been such a privilege and honor. My director and the institutes dean work very hard to recruit the best teachers from all over the world so that we can have a full rounded education. The one thing I specifically like is how your professors become your friends and how there is an open door policy with nearly all professors. The campus holds a lot of events for the students and never leaves them bored. This ranges from public sport events like zumba to open air concerts. AUC also has a range of clubs where you can pursue any of your talents like art, music, literature, economics and finance, health issues and political science. I really encourage anyone to come to the AUC, not only because of the outstanding academic standards and campus life, but also because of Egypt's history and tourism.

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Amani
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

AUC-Spring2019

Being at AUC is one of the best opportunities of my college life. The people, academics, housing, campus, everything about AUC and Egypt is absolutely amazing. Being able to experience living in Egypt with a new culture and environmental definitely opened my eyes even more to the uniques cultures of the world. I’ve made so many friends, not only Egyptians and other Arabs, but also from other countries all around the world. The International and Egyptian community alike are so welcoming and nice they have made me feel right at home. Not only is life on campus amazing but all the touristic sites are historically beautiful and the nightlife is simply fun. During my time at AUC, I lived on campus in the dorms and I had an amazing time. I was fortunate that my roommates are incredible girls. We became really good friends and were able to have a good living atmosphere. I recommend studying at AUC and I hope Im the future to be able to come back.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I believe the most surprising thing I saw was about 5 teenage boys sitting all together on one motorcycle. This was especially shocking because the traffic in be a little scary.