Wish I could go back! Past Review

By (Peace And Justice Studies, Wellesley College) for

Study Abroad in Egypt at the American University in Cairo

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
My study abroad experience was amazing, I learnt so much from my classes and my classmates.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

they were very helpful and made sure I got what I wanted in terms of classes.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I lived with my family who lives there.

* Food:

Ofcourse my home food was great but food options on campus are limited and expensive.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

had great concerts and lectures and field trips.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

The clinic is open with doctors to meet at most times.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? the food on campus is pretty expensive.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be social and put yourself out there, enjoy your time! There is so much to see and do.