Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Alexandria

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  • Location(s): Alexandria, Egypt
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Intensive Language

Middlebury Schools Abroad

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The School in the Middle East is based at Alexandria University, Egypt’s second largest university. With a strong emphasis on research, and a rich background in liberal arts, Alexandria University is an excellent host for students of all academic ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.0
Based on 5 Reviews
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This was absolutely worth it. Please note that I write this review as a full year student; I can't really speak to what I would have gotten out of just one semester. Language-wise, I doubt I could have had a better program. The modern standard Arabic professor is easily the most incredible Arabic professor any of us had ever... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned quite a bit about myself and Egyptian culture on this program. I have a much better understanding of what it means to be a foreign woman in the Middle East, and that, to me, was an unparalled experience. I also had the priviledge to actually talk to Egyptians in their native language. I got to know Egyptians in a way t... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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Yes. I have to say despite my complaints that my experience abroad was worthwhile. I gained patience and respect for the culture in Egypt and the religion of Islam. I also improved drastically in the target language and have made lifelong friends in the process. - Tufts University View Entire Review
Yes - My Arabic improved immensely and it was an great challenge to overcome. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Although I have traveled a lot before my study abroad experience in Egypt. I have never spent such a long period of time in a country that has such strong objections to many "western" values. Essentially, you must live within a framework of values that may go against everything you believe. And this can be exhausting. And frustr... - Tufts University View Entire Review

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The School in the Middle East is based at Alexandria University, Egypt’s second largest university. With a strong emphasis on research, and a rich background in liberal arts, Alexandria University is an excellent host for students of all academic backgrounds.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Arabic
Language Requirement(s):
  • Arabic
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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