CAIRO: AMIDEAST “Program Suspended for Fall 2014″

Cairo, Egypt

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - August - December
  • Spring Semester - Mid January - Mid May

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 1
  • Spring Semester - October 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

AMIDEAST's program in Cairo offers students an opportunity to study in the center of Cairo, to learn both Modern Standard and Egyptian Arabic and to study with some of Egypt's top faculty. Students may select between tracks in Middle and North African Studies and Egyptology.

 

**Please note: AMIDEAST has canceled Fall and Spring 2014 Egypt Programs.

Courses

Students are required to take Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Arabic. Level is based on the placement exam students take upon arrival. Additionally, students take 3 elective courses. Please see OISP staff or the AMIDEAST home page for more information on the course offerings.

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If you are interested in enrolling in a course not in our database, please send this course for evaluation.

Policies and Process for Evaluations

Host University

AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program courses in Cairo are taught by a select group of Egyptian professors from a variety of academic institutions in and around Cairo. In partnership with Arab Academy, AMIDEAST offers courses in Modern Standard (beginning to advanced) as well as Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. AMIDEAST's facilities are located in the Dokki neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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

     

    **Please note: AMIDEAST has canceled Fall and Spring 2014 Egypt Programs.

Application Procedure

    • online OISP application
    • AMIDEAST application

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
    • 2 Letters of Recommendation
    • Study Abroad Advisor Form
    • Official Transcript
    • See OISP staff for more information.
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Cost

Fall 2014 or Spring 2015: $21,367

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), 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.

Egypt, Cairo: AMIDEAST Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

 

Accommodations

Shared apartments in central Cairo.

Destination

Egyptians refer to Cairo as "Um al-Dunya" or "Mother of the World". Culturally and politically, it is at the heart of the Arab world.