• Egypt
Subject Areas
African Studies Architecture Arts Conservation and Preservation Cultural Studies Global Studies Museum Studies Religious Studies Sustainable Development
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Program Type
Faculty Led
Degree Level
High School Diploma
Host Family


Starting Price
What's Included
Some Accommodation Some Activities Airfare Meals Transportation Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Domestic Airfare SIM cards Visa
Nov 29, 2023
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About Program

Visit spectacular sites like the pyramids of Giza (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) while learning about both historic and modern customs in Egypt. During this two-week Global Prep program, you’ll take Arabic lessons and experience local culture by living with a host family to learn how to form bridges between two different worlds. Your focus will be on discovering religious diversity and understanding the role of Islam in Egyptian society, developing an understanding of what peaceful coexistence can look like in an ever-evolving culture. You and your group will visit a university in Cairo, where you’ll meet with Islamic scholars and take part in activities like discussions and debates. To unwind, you’ll get to explore the wonders of Old Cairo and go on a boat ride along the Nile River.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

AFS-USA is committed to providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities, including mixed heritage, foreign nationalities, and all socio-economic levels.

LGBTQIA+ Support

AFS-USA welcomes members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and actively encourages and supports their participation in all types of AFS opportunities, including studying abroad, volunteering, and hosting exchange students.

Accessibility Support

AFS-USA is committed to practicing and promoting accessibility and inclusion.

Program Highlights

  • Visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to learn all about the oldest civilization in history!
  • Cook Egyptian food and take an Egyptian Folkloric Dance workshop.
  • Visit the pyramids of Giza during your Arabic classes!
  • Take a guided tour of the Religious Complex in Old Cairo near the ancient fortress of Babylon.
  • Visit the "Cave Church", one of the largest churches not only in Egypt but also in the Middle East.

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