CAIRO: American University in Cairo
- Fall Semester - Late August - Late December
- Spring Semester - late January - early June
- Fall Semester - March 1
- Spring Semester - October 1
Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (email@example.com)
This program offers students an opportunity to experience and study Egyptian and Middle Eastern history, culture, and contemporary issues in one of the most important cities in the region. Courses, taught in English, are available in most Arts & Sciences majors.
Students may choose from The American University in Cairo's entire course catalog. However, it is recommended that students take courses that have a Middle Eastern focus. Courses are taught in English. Courses taken abroad may satisfy college and departmental core requirements. Students should consult with their advisor to discuss the specific requirements that may be satisfied abroad. Language Courses A course in "survival Arabic" is required prior to the start of regular classes. Students are also urged to take advantage of more advanced classes. Language skills greatly enhance the total educational experience.
If you are interested in enrolling in a course not in our database, please send this course for evaluation.
The American University in Cairo is located in the heart of the city, two blocks from the River Nile and near the Egyptian Museum, government buildings, major hotels, and embassies. The American University in Cairo, founded in 1919, is independent from all other universities. There are about 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students and about 38,000 students enrolled in non-credit courses. The University hosts students from over 25 countries, representing 68 nationalities. Classes are held from Sunday to Thursday.
- 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
- GPA of at least 3.0
- Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility
- Physically and emotionally prepared to spend 4-9 months in another country, and willing to adapt to a new, potentially challenging environment
THE STATE DEPARTMENT HAS PLACED EGYPT ON THE TRAVEL WARNING LIST. AS SUCH, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO THIS PROGRAM, YOU MUST PETITION THROUGH THE RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. APPROVAL IS NOT GUARANTEED
- Completed online OISP application
- AUC application form (https://www.applyweb.com/apply/auc/menu.html)
- Personal statement
- 3 passport-sized photos
- Official transcript
- International Student Data Form (part of online application)
- 1 letter of recommendation (if applying to the Arabic Language Institute)
- Photocopy of Passport ID Page
Fall 2013 or Spring 2014:$20,490
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($20,390), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
Students live in a residence hall with other University students. Student will share a fully funished double bedroom. Bed linens will be provided by AUC. Bathrooms are located on each floor and shared with other students. The residence hall is segregated by gender. Meals are not included.
Located at the ancient crossroads between Africa, Europe, and Asia. Cairo is the cultural capital of the Arabic-speaking world. Its monuments and museums attest to 5,000 years of civilization. East of the Nile lays modern Cairo where 2,000 years of Islamic and Coptic culture still thrive. West of the Nile is home to the Ancient Egyptian city of Memphis (Giza) where the Pyramids and Sphinx still stand.