Mission, Vision and Values

The Office of International Student Life (ISL), formerly known as the Office of International Student Affairs, offers advocacy and assistance to all international students throughout their sojourn in Egypt.

ISL staff members act as a liaison between students and other offices on campus on all non-academic issues and attends to emergency that occur around the clock. The ISL team includes four staff members and more than 25 international peer leaders (IPLs) who work around the clock. IPLs volunteer their time and effort to support international students and make their transition to Egypt a pleasant experience.



The Office of International Student Life (ISL) aims to weave the global dimension into the fabric of AUC. The office serves incoming international students with the purpose of internationalizing campus. It collaborates with other university offices, local, and global entities; thus supporting the liberal arts dimension of the university mission.



Our vision is to become the focal office for globalization of the university student body. Providing incoming international students with well-rounded services to support recruitment efforts and offering university students the opportunity to benefit from an international experience. Hence, developing world-class citizens through intercultural exposure.




We serve a diverse student body guided by a clear understanding of the intercultural and economic differences and human commonalities. We aim to promote tolerance and mutual respect among our constituency.



We strive to provide services to students with focus on efficiency and effectiveness. We initiate processes to ensure students acquire topnotch services from other university offices.



We hold staff members accountable for complying with university mission, vision, and culture. Moreover, we solicit partner assessment.


Equal Opportunity and Transparency

We believe that our constituents should have equal access to information and opportunities. Our role is ensuring the message is consistent to students, staff, and vendors.


Human Dimension

We believe that each constituent should receive special accommodation of her/his unique circumstances.