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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
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48 reviews of American University of Cairo

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HOUSING    
by Clayton, Columbia University, New York City, United States
Language, Rotary Fellowship
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: With a family
Why? Did not enjoy living with other americans. Did not facilitate integration.
Personal comments:
You are better off arranging your own housing.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Clayton, Columbia University, New York City, United States
Language, Rotary Fellowship
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
Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Don't expect much in terms of nightlife focus on meeting new friends and enjoying parties at their homes.
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ACADEMIC    
by Clayton, Columbia University, New York City, United States
Language, Rotary Fellowship
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:
For language study you don't have much choice.



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:
Need to promote exosure to local students

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by vera, university of javakhishvili, tbilisi, Georgia
Translation/ Interpretation, Erasmus
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: Georgian
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Georgian a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
english arabic russian turkish
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EXPENSES    
by Clayton, Columbia University, New York City, United States
Language, Rotary Fellowship
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:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
by Clayton, Columbia University, New York City, United States
Language, Rotary Fellowship
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...
I would have arranged better housing
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:
be sure that you want to do this and allow sufficient time to get settled



FINAL COMMENTS

be prepared
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