It was an amazing experience November 10, 2021

By (Bayero University, Kano-Nigeria) - abroad from 09/05/2021 to 07/30/2021 with

Study Abroad in Egypt at the American University in Cairo

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Having to study abroad is quite challenging but the experience of living outside your comfort zone is worth it.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It was a game changing for me to attend the American University in Cairo.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I am fully satisfied with the accommodation AUC offered to me. The accommodation is very conducive and also equipped with the necessary amenities.

* Food:

The food is okay but I had difficulties in adapting at first.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

This is one of the things I like most about AUC because it is a multicultural environment with people from different cultures and backgrounds

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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

I had a wonderful experience with the Professors in the Program.


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $20


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? IELTS
How many hours per day did you use the language? 10+
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? The best way I think is having conversations with a native speaker.

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?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The content of the program is rich
  • The professors were helpful
* What could be improved?
  • I think everything was for me.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? A little knowledge on how to speak Arabic.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

MS Nanotechnology

Course Department: Nanotechnology
Instructor: Prof. Nageh K. Allam
Instruction Language: English
Comments: The course in challenging; however, the Professors are very helpful in the sense that they create time and attend to us anytime we are in need of them.
Credit Transfer Issues: