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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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48 reviews of American University of Cairo

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HOUSING    
by vera, university of javakhishvili, tbilisi, Georgia
Translation/ Interpretation, Erasmus
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: hotel
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: rent a flet
Why? coz its cool to live comfortable
Personal comments:
i lived in the hotel when i studied in cairo university
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STUDENT LIFE    
by bigbadbhav, Arcadia University, Philadelphia, United States
Marketing and Sales Management, Independent
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
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
PUB 28 in zamalek. "where every body knew our name"
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ACADEMIC    
by bigbadbhav, Arcadia University, Philadelphia, United States
Marketing and Sales Management, 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:
be friends with the locals and be on their groups. will make it that much easier. and be carfull of the many slackers that join groups and end up haveing eveyone else do the work.



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:
TOO MANY STUDENTS CHEAT!!!!! the students run the school!!!

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by Lorenzo, Universitā degli Studi di Roma - La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Language, Rotary Scholarship
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    
by Christene, University of the Pacific, Stockton, United States
International Relations, University Agreement
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:
academic scholarship from home university
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Living in Egypt is cheap.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Just listen to what they say at orientation and read the manual. Never believe the taxi fare machines.
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OVERALL    
by Lorenzo, Universitā degli Studi di Roma - La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Language, Rotary Scholarship
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



FINAL COMMENTS

Be open minded and respectful!
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