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American University in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** 01/27/2021 05/28/2021
NOTE: The start and end dates ARE NOT the official dates set by the program. They are estimated dates based on the previous year. Do not use these dates when planning flights.

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
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Program Term: Fall, Spring, Academic Year
Language Prerequisite: No
Primary Instruction Language: English 
Eligibility: 2.5 GPA
Program Type: Exchange



Every year, AUC welcomes study-abroad students from different parts of the world who come to the University for a unique educational experience in the heart of the Middle East. Founded in 1919, AUC is Egypt’s leading English-language, U.S.-accredited institution of higher education and the center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world.

Ranked among the top 100 cities in the world for international students, Cairo is a unique and wondrous destination for students seeking an adventurous study-abroad experience. Merging ancient history and metropolitan living in a bustling, dynamic city, Cairo has something for everyone. The city blends the vibrant cultures of the Middle East, Africa and the Mediterranean and has long served as the cultural, political and social capital of the Arab region.

Choosing to study in Cairo provides the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Egyptian culture while learning about the region’s most pressing modern issues.

The Greater Cairo area has a population of 20 million people with the city sprawled along the longest river in the world, the Nile. Encompassing the Pyramids of Giza, magnificent mosques and churches and the largest museum in Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous city is teeming with life. Explore the winding streets of Cairo, and you will find a thriving art and music scene, an exquisite opera house, trendy cafes and plays as well as numerous off-the-beaten-path marvels.

The dialect of Arabic spoken in Egypt is the most well-known and most understood in the Arab world, making Cairo a prime language-learning center in the Middle East. When you decide to study in Egypt, you open yourself to a new world filled with diverse cultures, histories, art and ideas. 
Learn more about the AUC Exchange Program here: AUC Brochure IPO.pdf



Courses are fully taught in English in a variety of subject areas. Please refer to this website for more information on course offerings: Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours to maintain full-time student status. 

Students have the option to participate in a Survival Arabic course, designed to help incoming international students with limited or no knowledge of the Arabic language get by during their stay in Cairo. The five-day, 20-hour course covers basic Egyptian colloquial phrases and vocabulary.


Academic Calendar

Students are able to attend The American University in Cairo during the Academic Year, Fall Semester, or Spring Semester. Each term (Fall and Spring) is approximately 16 weeks long, with 15 weeks of class and a one-week examination period.
  • Fall: late August through mid-December
  • Spring: late January through late May
  • Academic Year: late August through late May

***These dates are tentative. Always consult the host university's website and your Education Abroad Advisor for finalized semester dates before making travel arrangements. ***


  • This program is open to students from any major.
  • Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students must have taken classes at Kent State University for at least one academic year before applying, i.e. students must have a Kent State GPA.


Students have the option of living on-campus (recommended) or off-campus. On-campus accommodations include residential units (single or double occupancy bedrooms with shared bathrooms) with shared spaces for cooking, studying, and socializing, as well as studio apartments (single or double occupancy bedrooms with private bathrooms and kitchens). Shuttle buses operate between the on-campus residences and other campus buildings. For more information on AUC Residences, please visit:

Students who choose to live off-campus are responsible for securing their own accommodations. 



Students pay Kent State University equivalent tuition (Resident or Non-Resident) for 12 credit hours. Housing and living costs will vary depending on the options students choose. Total estimated costs can be found in the Budget Sheet at the top of this page, to the lower left of the Apply Now button.

Learn more about using your financial aid to study abroad.



The American University in Cairo offers several scholarships for non-degree-seeking international students (i.e., study abroad participants). More information on these scholarship can be found here:

View a complete listing of available study abroad scholarships offered by Kent State University and other external providers here:



For more information, please contact:

Molly Papay
Education Abroad Advisor | Office of Global Education | +1 (330) 672-3067

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