International Students

Study Abroad

AUC provides a unique opportunity of study abroad for students who are seeking unique experiences, fresh perspectives, cultural immersion into the exciting Egyptian experience. The University offers a variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels that will enhance their regional knowledge, promote cultural immersion and motivates them to be active in local and global discussions. It is strongly advised that students begin planning registration and course selection process with academic advisers or registrars in your home institutions and ensure credit transfer after their study time at AUC.

AUC is accredited in the United States and Egypt, and partners with over 185 universities worldwide. For over a decade, students enrolled at US institutions have been applying to study abroad scholarships.

For additional information, click on the request information form and submit your request.

Popular Programs


Arabic Language

Check out the advantages of studying Arabic at the Department of Arabic Language Instruction. 

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Sociology, Egyptology and anthropology

Seize the opportunity to engage in scholarly research and publications as well as disciplines related to Egypt, the Arab world and beyond.

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Middle East Studies

The Middle East Studies provides students with the opportunity to study the region and its great importance.

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Political Science

The political science program provides students with the systematic study of structures and processes involved in government, policymaking and political life.

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Cultural Immersion

Campus Experience


New Cairo Campus

Designed to accommodate 5,500 full-time students and 1,500 faculty and staff, AUC’s $400 million, 260-acre campus is technologically advanced and environmentally sensitive. 

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AUC Residences

Living on-campus or near campus is a convenient and elevating experience for students. We, at the University Residences, provide living options that will serve as your home during your academic journey.

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Safety and Security

At AUC, we recognize that a university campus serves as the center of a student’s academic and cultural experience, and our Office of Safety and Security is committed to providing a safe, secure and welcoming campus environment for our global community of students from more than 50 countries.


Meet our Study Abroads

Hana Goarany

AUC is an exceptional university; the opportunities offered here are impressive. Meeting other international students was fascinating, as we all found a certain beauty in Egypt — unlike anywhere else. I look forward to joining student clubs, improving my Arabic and making lifelong friends. Only one week into studying at AUC and I'm already thinking about doing my master's here! 

Hana Goarany
State University of New York at Old Westbury, United States
Esme Hannan

I chose to come here because I really like Egypt, even though it’s my first time to visit. It’s safe, and my parents really liked that everything is nicely explained on the AUC website. AUC is beautiful and huge, and everybody is very open and kind. I’ll be taking interesting courses that we don’t have in Holland and hopefully improve my Arabic, inshaaAllah.

Esme Hannan
Leiden University, The Netherlands

I would highly recommend the program and the opportunity to live in Cairo. I think it is essential for young Egyptologists to familiarize themselves with the culture and spaces that modern Egyptians inhabit and experience and to be able to see history in person in the place where it all happened.

Julia Viani Puglisi
PhD Candidate in Egyptology, Harvard University; Recipient of the Simpson Endowed Scholarships for Year-Abroad Program in Egyptology at AUC

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Language Immersion at The American University in Cairo

Study abroad student Ian Rollo saw his time at AUC as a valuable opportunity for language immersion. Through his exchange program in Cairo, he's been able to experience Egyptian Arabic spoken in context and prepare to use these skills across the Middle East.

Study Abroad: Experiencing Cairo Through AUC

Dean of Students George Marquis SAB '81, MA '87 Associate Vice President for Advancement Kim Jackson '84 and Olivia Smith, current study-abroad student from Bard College, recount their unique and life-changing experiences studying abroad at AUC and experiencing Cairo.

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Contact Information

If you attend one of AUC’s partner universities listed herecontact AUC’s International Programs Office at to learn about your opportunities for studying abroad at AUC.

If you do not attend one of AUC’s partner universities and would like to speak with AUC’s US-based recruiter, email Sarah Shalash, US Student Recruitment Manager at or call 9-5 ET at 347-237-0963.

If you have technical issues or questions as you go through the online application, email Admissions at