Study Abroad in Egypt at the American University in Cairo

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
Based on 56 Reviews
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Yes, you must get away from your host culture to truly appreciate all that God has created. - The American University in Cairo View Entire Review
Actually before coming here, I was expecting a different experience. I had lots of bad moments because of the challenging life conditions in Egypt, however, AUC and AUC community always helped me. For academic purposes, it is different than European education system, the university totally adapts the American system. Even though... - Bogazici University View Entire Review
It definitely was. I had been wanting to move to Egypt for years, and this was a great way to transition me into it. As much as I disagree with the dominant societal values, I will likely stay here. There's an authenticity in this country (outside the uni) that I never saw back home. - The American University in Cairo View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and about the culture. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
not only did I get a chance to learn more about a new culture, I was able to improve my Arabic skills significantly - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
I learned a lot about how I interact with people in different political settings and I gained a lot more confidence in handling hostility. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I went back to my roots. It was worthwhile - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
The language and culture experience made every problem with the program itself worthwhile. - Austin College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Study Abroad in Egypt at the American University in Cairo
DEFINITELY! It is an amazing cultural experience and gave a greater perspective of the world, especially learnt the Arab side of the story about world politics. - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
Undoubtedly the most worthwhile experience of my life. Egypt is a fantastic place! I absolutely loved my time abroad, and I wish I were still there. I feel very connected to Egypt, I made long-lasting friendships. I am right there with the Egyptians during their protests (in spirit, clearly), and would never feel so strongly if ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Absolutely! Studying abroad should be a requirement for every American college student, regardless of area of academic study. Our world is too small and shrinking too fast for our students to not have first-hand knowledge of another country. - American University View Entire Review
Past Review This Is Egypt
Yes, I want to go back. It has made me see that I really want to focus on the Middle East whether in Political Science or in History. - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was amazing, I learnt so much from my classes and my classmates. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Study Abroad in Egypt at the American University in Cairo
December 13, 2018 Great Experience!
I learned so much about Cairo and about Egypt as a whole - definitely worthwhile - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Study Abroad in Egypt at the American University in Cairo
After living by myself for 5 months in Egypt, I can easily say I was shocked by how independent and self-sufficient I became. Working through a language barrier in your daily life isn't easy, but things got much easier after the first few weeks - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
I have improved my Arabic significantly, also I have figured out how to survive in a crowded and wild place like Cairo - Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen \ University of Tubingen View Entire Review
My Arabic immensely improved in Egypt since I was able to speak with locals. I also look Egyptian, which definitely forced me to learn it faster. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Gameda Fash5a
Really try and LIVE abroad, not just study! Living in a bubble with fellow students is not fun, so take all the opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture, especially if that is one of your intentions in studying abroad! - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
Past Review Destroyed Shoes
money management. English grammar. It was pretty worthwhile. - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
Yes, absolutely! Every second of it was worthwhile and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. - Austin College View Entire Review
Past Review Crazy Cairo
Language, self confidence - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
Yes!! I would have found a cheaper apartment and make sure you have enough financial aid to cover your expenses. Always have more than what you may think you need. - University of Florida View Entire Review
Yes, I plan on going back to AUC for the Arabic Language Intensive program after I graduate. - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
Yes--- my study abroad experience allowed me to contextualize my study of the Middle East and North Africa as well as further improve my language abilities. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile! I loved being in Egypt! I had zero expectation and came away with 101% fulfillment. View Entire Review

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With more than 35 undergraduate and 40 graduate programs, you are sure to find the right one for you. At AUC, we offer a wide and diverse range of U.S. and globally accredited academic programs, designed to meet the needs of all types of learners. Explore sociology, Egyptology, gender and women’s studies or comparative religion; enroll in the region’s top Middle East studies program; study your preferred field of engineering; or learn how to start up a green business in our sustainable development program.

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Study Abroad
Intensive Language
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Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
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  • January Term
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  • English
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  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Religion / Religious Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Middle/Near Eastern Languages, Literature
  • Engineering
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  • Journalism
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
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