Special Academic Programs for Partner Universities

Special academic programs are short-term academic programs that are specifically designed for visiting groups of scholars and students. The programs can be study visits or credit-hour courses, with their duration ranging from one day to two months or more. Enrolled students receive academic credit from their home university, not AUC. The International Programs Office (IPO) also arranges numerous one-day visits for students; guided by a faculty leader, students may take a tour of the campus, meet other AUC students and faculty members and participate in lectures and seminars on topical issues.

The International Programs Office (IPO) coordinates visits, including:

  • Preparing budgets for the visit based on an agreed contract to cover the expenses of classroom and dormitory use, lectures, IDs and administrative fees
  • Organizing lectures by distinguished, specialized professors on different topics
  • Providing classroom space, including classroom technologies and media services, in AUC Tahrir Square and AUC New Cairo Campus.
  • Arranging accommodation at AUC New Cairo on campus housing or faculty housing
  • Resolving any issues that arise during the visit
  • Conducting campus tours for the visitors
  • Assisting with travel arrangements in Egypt

List of Special Academic Programs:

  • Peking University: A one-week joint program with GAPP Executive Education offering an overview on Egypt’s history, culture, language, politics and society, as well as field visits to AUC off-campus projects.

  • Tsinghua University: A three-week joint program with GAPP Executive Education offering an overview on Egyptian culture, language, politics, technological innovation, and modern and ancient history.
  • Westmont College: A three-month program on contemporary Egyptian history, politics, public policy, gender and society.
  • St. Olaf’s College: Two or four-week academic programs each fall that cover basic Arabic, Egyptian history from ancient to contemporary times and current sociopolitical issues, taught by professors from St. Olaf and AUC.
  • Texas A&M University: A two-week program on Modern Egyptian history, politics and society.
  • Oberlin College: A two-week program on Egyptian history, politics and society.
  • Allegheny College: A two-day program for faculty members in January.
  • Duke Engage: A one-month summer program of lectures and internships for Duke University students in June.
  • Elizabethtown, Gettysburg, Franklin and Marshall colleges: A two-day program for faculty members in January.
  • Lafayette College: A one-month program on environmental engineering in January.
  • Northeastern Illinois University: A three-week summer program in June on Arab culture and society for undergraduate students taking the core curriculum program.
  • Oklahoma State University: A summer course on Arab history, taught jointly with AUC’s Department of History.
  • Princeton University: A one-week seminar on Ottoman history, co-hosted with its Department of Near Eastern Studies.
  • Seton Hall University’s School of Law: A three to eight-week summer school program taught mostly by Seton Hall faculty members, including sessions held with judges and lawyers.
  • Ulsan University: A three-week English-language program for Korean students, faculty and administrators.
  • University of Delaware: A one-month program on ancient Egyptian history in January.