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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Winter 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2023 04/15/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art Practice, Arts & Letters, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Film, Finance, Gender Studies, Geology, Graphic Design, Health Studies, History, Information Technology, International Studies, Journalism, Law & Legal Studies, Liberal Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Affairs & Policy, Public Health, Religious Studies, Social Science, Sociology, Sustainability, Theater Arts Language of Instruction: Arabic, English
Language Requirement: 0 College Terms of Language Study-No Previous Language Study Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 3.00 Short-Term Program Length: 6-8 weeks
Click here for a definition of this term Host Country Language: Arabic Housing: Residence Hall
Special Scholarship/Funding Available: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing Eligibility: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Description:

Program OverviewPSU Exchange Cairo Sum

In Cairo, the modern, the rural and the urban are brought together on the banks of the Nile in one of the most fascinating cities in the world. The largest city in Africa; the cultural center of the Arabic-speaking world; a crossroads for the Middle East. Hundreds of international students from around the world come to the American University in Cairo every year to experience life in the Middle East. Located in one of the oldest and most exciting cities in the world, AUC is the place to be if you want to join a diverse and active student body, study with renowned faculty and travel around the region.

Located in the heart of the Middle East, The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a state-of-the-art, US-accredited, English-language University. Established 100 years ago, AUC is one of the oldest liberal arts institutions in the region. Located in the most populous city in the Arab world, AUC is an ideal place to explore your academic interests while you become immersed in Egyptian culture. AUC is Egypt’s global university, allowing study abroad students to build relationships with a diverse student body and gain important global perspectives.

Program Focus

Students have the opportunity to study with Egyptian and other Arabic and International students under the guidance of some of the best scholars in the fields of Middle East studies, Egyptology, Islamic art, social sciences, communications, economics, business, engineering and the natural sciences. All classes are taught in English, with the exception of Arabic language classes.  Additionally, a large number of students from Egypt and from more than thirty other countries normally attend AUC’s 3 week summer session.  Students can choose from a wide range of courses which are usually offered during the AUC summer session. Besides those courses that are usually over-enrolled during the academic year, every effort is made to offer courses of special interest to international students, such as Islamic art and architecture, Egyptology, Arab society, and Middle East-oriented courses in history, economics and management.

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Program Provider PSU Exchange with American University in Cairo
Program Dates Current Program Calendar
Areas of Study List of Current Courses Offered
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Egyptology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Globalization
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Middle East Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability
Credits Fall: Students enroll in 24 quarter credits
Winter/Spring: Students enroll on 24 quarter credits
Academic Year: Students enroll in 45 - 48 quarter credits
Language of Instruction  Arabic/English
Host Country Language  Arabic
Housing Residence Hall, Independent-Housing
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements 3.00

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Preferred Requirements  Students with 1 year of full-time coursework at PSU
Program Fee

PSU students pay regular PSU tuition, 15 credits per term while abroad. 

Note:  For more detailed information on program cost, see "Budget Sheets" found at the top of this brochure page. 

PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 
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