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American University of Cairo (AUC)

American University of Cairo, 113 Sharia Kasr El Aini, Cairo 11511 Egypt
3.99 / 5 based on 48 reviews.

Programmes
Accreditations
74% of students recommend
48 reviews
Housing
3.6/5
All experiences (48)
Student life
4.1/5
5 stars (18)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (18)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (12)
Expenses
4.2/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
There is really a lot to see not only in Cairo, but all over Egypt. I would definately recommend visiting this country at least once due to the diversity in almost everything. Also, the local people are very friendly and it is not difficult to talk to people and to create a circle of friends. Read Review
sharawy, United Kingdom

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Review by Sabrina, Regent's American College London, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Independent
HOUSING    
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: With a family
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? To learn how to take care of myself independently and how to run a house on my own with all the responsibilities it comes with.
Personal comments:
Generally speaking, the American University of Cairo provides its study abroad students with very good housing facilities and they have dorms in another part of town that are apparently very satisfactory and offer all the necessary facilities and requirements. So far I have never heard any complaints about their housing.
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STUDENT LIFE    
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Some of the nicest places to go to at night include La Bodega, Club 35, Cairo Jazz Club, and Latex at the Nile Hilton. During the day it is nice to just spend some time at cafes such as Tabasco,L'Aroma, and Cilantro. Among the other things that I would recommend are visiting the pyramids and doing some site seeing whenever possible as there are so many interesting things to see due to the history of the country.
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ACADEMIC    
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
I enjoyed most of the Marketing related courses because that is what I was studying.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Some of the professors just gave us a bit too much work, but it all got done at the end.

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Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
The courses at the university are taught in English, however, when students interact with each other it is mostly done in Arabic or a mixture of both languages. Personally, it wasn't hard for me to interact with students in terms of language as there weren't any barriers.
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EXPENSES    
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
The country itself isn't an expensive country, especially in comparison to the United Kingdom.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
No, I already knew everything that was essential.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Going there was definately worth it.



FINAL COMMENTS

There is really a lot to see not only in Cairo, but all over Egypt. I would definately recommend visiting this country at least once due to the diversity in almost everything. Also, the local people are very friendly and it is not difficult to talk to people and to create a circle of friends.
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