Wonderful Experience! November 11, 2021

By (Gender and Women's Studies, The American University in Cairo) - abroad from 09/05/2021 to 06/30/2023 with

Study Abroad in Egypt at the American University in Cairo

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I've gained so much during my time in Egypt. I highly recommend studying at AUC.

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.

I studied abroad for a summer semester at AUC in 2015 and absolutely fell in love with the campus, community, and in-depth level of the courses and professors. I'm thrilled to be back again now for a Master's degree. I highly highly recommend AUC.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

When issues arise, things are not always handled in the most timely of manners. You get a bit of a run around between various departments in order to have things sorted, but this is not unusual in Egypt generally.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

On-campus housing is clean and well-maintained. Services are very accessible and close-by.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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


* 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)

Fellowship allowance barely covers very minimal living expenses. It is necessary to work full time in addition to this allowance.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $300 sometimes more


* 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? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Professors
  • Campus
  • Activities
* What could be improved?
  • Response Efficiency
  • Information Distrubution
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The length of the thesis requirements.

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!