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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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HOUSING    
by Lorenzo, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Roma - La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Language, Rotary Scholarship
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    
by Aisha, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States
Political Science, Study Abroad
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, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Favorite place to hang out all night smoke sheesha is Aruba cafe located of the 24th of July street. Favorite all night breakfast eatery, Roy County Kitchen, Can't get any more American than that in a foreign place. Many wonderful night spent there. Its located in the Cairo Marriot... Where the Casino are located also. There is also a few great night spots in Mahandessen but they are sort of underground. So you got meet the right people.
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ACADEMIC    
by Sabrina, Regent's American College London, London, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Independent
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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by bigbadbhav, Arcadia University, Philadelphia, United States
Marketing and Sales Management, Independent
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: Arabic
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Arabic 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 Arabic?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
Arabic is great language but the school though should be taught in english was not and tended to be in arabic and the international students would be lost. as for the locals. it was sometime difficult to find soemoen randonly offf the street that sopke english.
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EXPENSES    
by bigbadbhav, Arcadia University, Philadelphia, United States
Marketing and Sales Management, Independent
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 explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
had to try more and experience more and that cost money.
Travel, Nightlife: was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Food, Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
not as cheap as it hoght it would be. the conversation rate it not that significant enough to feel that you ar enot spening alot of money.
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OVERALL    
by bigbadbhav, Arcadia University, Philadelphia, United States
Marketing and Sales Management, Independent
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...
the large amount of air pollution and enormous amount of smoking from the locals
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:
CANNOT HAVE THE STUDENTS RUNNING THE SHOW!!!!



FINAL COMMENTS

TRAVEL TRAVLE TRAVEL. do not waste a single weekend. thoguht you may want to stay in the city and hit the bars and clubs but trus tme once is enough for the one club in cairo and the pubs you can do on weekdays but travel to these places to the east and west and you will have the time of your life...DAHAB!!
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