AUC Pre college program, College Bound: AUC

Note: Due to the COVID-19 situation, all courses offered in College Bound: AUC 2021 will follow the partial face-to-face mode of instruction.

College Bound: AUC

Pre-College Summer Program for High School Students

Jumpstart your college experience this summer in an unforgettable, immersive, and transformative learning experience. 

If you are a high-school student looking for a chance to explore college, discover your passion, introduce yourself to courses you want to know more about, make new friends from all around the world, and simply get out of your shell, College Bound: AUC is the program for you.

The American University in Cairo is inviting you to join a program that is basically a simulation of an actual college experience. Get an insight into what college is about, engage in the AUC learning experience, attend classes with top-notch faculty, and join the diverse, global AUC community. Enrol in one of several exciting College-Bound: AUC courses and get a fast-track, world-class college education.

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College Bound: AUC Experience

Collaborate With Peers and Expand Your Horizons

In a period of three weeks, you will be challenging yourself in solving problems and studying one subject in depth under the guidance of AUC’s top-notch and highly qualified faculty. You will engage with students from all over the world with different life experiences and make lifelong friends.

Collaborate with your peers and challenge yourself in solving problems and expanding your horizons.

Transfer the Course and off-Load Yourself in College

Without the pressure of letter grades, you will gain the opportunity to step into AUC's yard and live a remarkable three-week learning experience. Courses are pass or fail and are eligible for transfer if a student enrols as an undergraduate after high school graduation.

Transfer the Course and Off-load Yourself in College

Discover your Passions With Mentor and Advisor Guidance

College Bound: AUC will help you find the areas where you will strive best or simply allow you to dive into an established interest. With the help of mentors and advisors, you will come out with a better view of your career goals and help you succeed in becoming a future leader.

Discover Your Passions With Mentors and Advisors Guidance

Engage in Social Activities and Trips

Simply enjoy your time and have fun making and connecting with new friends, allowing you to engage in a dynamic and unforgettable academic and social experience.

Engage in Social Activities and Trips


Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs view the world with an eye on opportunity and creating value amid challenges. Partake in this critical analysis of the entrepreneurial mindset, and develop these valuable skills essential for twenty-first-century careers and education.
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Start up trip

Innovation for Solving Critical Global Challenges

Take a close look into global issues through an experiential entrepreneurial lens, developing an ability to think strategically and systemically. Learn the skills needed to become the change you want to see in the world and become a future entrepreneurial leader. Apply now.
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Psychology course

Introduction to Psychology

Embark on a human psychology exploration journey. Explore the various fields of psychology to learn about human thought processes, feelings and behaviors.
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Architecture Course, Engineering

Free-Hand Representation for Architects

Develop your free-hand drawing skills and techniques, and learn to sketch buildings and architectural space accurately from observation. Join us on an exciting discovery journey of architectural drawing and design. Apply now!
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The Journalism Academy: Fundamentals of Communication

Get a 360-degree understanding of how the journalism and communications industries operate, addressing three areas of study: multimedia journalism, communication media arts and integrated marketing communication. Apply now! 
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Physics Course, Engineering

Freshman Physics

Learn how the world around you operates, from the colors of the sunset and the tones you hear in a concert to the movement of a dancing leaf. Engage with the universe around you through the exploration of the concepts of physics in an interactive and engaging course environment. Apply now for a whole new appreciation for physics. 
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Beginners Arabic Language Course

Elementary Arabic

Learn the essential skills required for daily communication and interactions in Arabic through an interactive and engaging approach. Your learning will extend to the streets of the magical, culturally rich, ancient city of Cairo. Embark on this unforgettable journey. Apply now!
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Learning Outcomes

Improve Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Explore, connect, and evaluate issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating conclusions or informed opinions.

Improve Communication Skills

Communication Skills

Engage effectively and constructively in discussions, and present information orally in a stimulating manner.

Improve Writing Skills

Writing Skills

Develop and express ideas in writing for a variety of purposes; persuade different audiences, and use writing to communicate effectively.

Improve Critical Reading

Critical Reading

Analyze, interpret, and make connections through a variety of written texts and other media.

Teamwork Skills


Collaborate and contribute effectively to team goals.

Information Literacy Skills

Information Literacy

Identify, locate, and evaluate information from a variety of sources, and use it responsibly in communicating your ideas.

Ethics and Civic Engagement

Ethics and Civic Engagement

Engage with social and ethical issues; recognize and critically reflect on civic identity and responsibilities.

Improve Social Skills

Social Skills

Ability to communicate effectively and build lifelong relationships.

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