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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)
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Review by Lorenzo, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Roma - La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Language, Rotary Scholarship
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: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Once You know how to get around. Cairo is a friendly city.
Personal comments:
AUC is a private University. On one side it was a new experience for me. Housing were out of campus but through University. Excellent location and staff. Maybe rules too stiff.
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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 interact with the local community without much university involvement
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Hurriya. Raves near the Pyramids. Downtown bars. Zamalek little places
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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:
ALI is an expensive arabic course but very very good. I found summer program too squized.



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:
no

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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 English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Personal comments:
Arabic rocks. That's why I was there. Egyptian arabic is very useful. Maybe less charming than others dialects. But useful
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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:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Egypt as a low cost of life
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Learn arabic. Everything will cost less
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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...
you need to be in the Middle East to understand it
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.



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:
Very good, BUT proivate



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