A large number of students from Egypt and from more than 30 other countries normally attend AUC’s summer session. While the majority are pursuing degrees at AUC during the academic year, many students who are not regularly enrolled at AUC join the summer session from the second week of June through the third week of July to pursue studies of their own interest. Moreover, the University offers a few accelerated courses during summer sessions. Summer A begins the second week of June, and Summer B begins the first week of July; each session lasts for three weeks.
Students can choose from a wide range of courses that 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.
Intensive courses at all levels in Modern Standard Arabic and in Egyptian colloquial Arabic are also offered during the summer session by AUC’s Department of Arabic Language Instruction. This brings more students from the United States and other countries to AUC to share a truly international educational experience with Egyptian students.
The winter session provides additional opportunities for students from the University and outside to take intensive courses for academic credit. The winter session courses are normally offered during the first three weeks of January.
Extracurricular activities are planned for the students and faculty members, including trips and cultural events, such as performances of Arabic music and art shows. An informal athletic program offers basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, and table tennis. Seminars and special lectures by distinguished visitors are also a part of the summer and winter sessions.
Housing, board, medical, and other University services are provided on the same basis as during the academic year.