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bigbadbhav
Arcadia University, Philadelphia, United States
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Independent
American University of Cairo
2.5/5
Academic
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.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
TOO MANY STUDENTS CHEAT!!!!! the students run the school!!!
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
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Lorenzo
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Roma - La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Language, Graduate, Rotary Scholarship
American University of Cairo
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
you need to be in the Middle East to understand it
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Very good, BUT proivate
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Be open minded and respectful!
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Christene
University of the Pacific, Stockton, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, University Agreement
American University of Cairo
4.5/5
Expenses
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.
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Travel, Telephone, Housing, Overall, Nightlife, Food:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from 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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Lorenzo
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Roma - La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Language, Graduate, Rotary Scholarship
American University of Cairo
3.0/5
Languages
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 the local language
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 the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
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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vera
university of javakhishvili, tbilisi, Georgia
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
American University of Cairo
3.5/5
Housing
Type of housing: hotel
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: rent a flet
Why?
coz its cool to live comfortable
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
i lived in the hotel when i studied in cairo university
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bigbadbhav
Arcadia University, Philadelphia, United States
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Independent
American University of Cairo
3.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
PUB 28 in zamalek. "where every body knew our name"
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