Becoming Egyptian April 15, 2019

By (American University of Paris) - abroad from 02/04/2019 to 05/24/2019 with

Study Abroad in Egypt at the American University in Cairo

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Very worthwhile, able to truly embrace a new culture

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.

Very intensive courses here at AUC, but on the plus side you learn a lot

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Not as useful or as clear as my home university's resources

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I felt like their were little resources offered to International students as far as off campus housing locations

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I handled all of the healthcare issues I had completely alone, I was not made aware of the things the university offered as far as help

* Safety:

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

Very good program, easy to facilitate as long as you're okay with doing things independently

Finances

* 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)

Super cheap here compared to Paris

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 20 euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Just because everything here is much cheaper than in Europe does not mean you should try to make up for the difference and spend more money. The cheaper things here are usually the best (food wise)

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

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

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Meeting new people
  • Practicing Arabic
  • Eating new foods
* What could be improved?
  • Resources available for intl students or more clarity of such available resources
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? /

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.