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.
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.