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  • Locations: Cairo, Egypt
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 1-Sophomore and Above Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: Arabic, English and local language
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s): None Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Dormitory
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option: No Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer: 20 Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available: Accounting, Acting, African/African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communications, Computer Information Systems, Computing Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, General Studies, Geography, History, Information Science, International Studies, International Studies: Africa, International Studies: Asia, International Studies: Europe, International Studies: Latin America, International Studies: Middle East, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Middle East Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistics, Theatre Arts, Women's/Gender Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity: Unlimited Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager: Shanna Van Beek
ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
AboutAcademicsDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingApplicationsOrientationsInformation / Links

About the Location 

The most populous country in the Middle East, Egypt has a rich cultural and intellectual heritage that has developed over several millennia. Cairo is a major political and cultural center of the Arab world. More than 19 million people are in the urban area surrounding the capital city, as are the Pyramids and the Sphinx.   pyramids and sphynx


The American University in Cairo (AUC) is the premiere English-speaking university in the Middle East. AUC enrolls about 5,000 undergraduate students, and the university is situated on a 260-acre state-of-the-art campus in the growing suburb of New Cairo. Study abroad students can select a broad range of classes from across the AUC curriculum. AUC is incorporated in the U.S. and is accredited by the Middle States association. AUC's School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AUC's School of Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.   


  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.

View the AUC course catalog for more course information.

Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available on the Course Planning and Registration for Global Engagement page.

General Program Dates

Fall program – late August to late December

Spring semester – late January to late May

AUC students


Costs for study away vary from program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets (coming soon). 

Scholarships/Travel Grants

Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.

For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page or the financial planning section of our FAQs.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your program. 


Students live on campus in one of 12 gender-specific cottages. Each cottage has 22 single and 20 double beds, a lounge, study room, courtyard and terrace. Each room is furnished with beds, desks, chairs, closets and bookshelves. The rooms are also equipped with heating and air conditioning, and high-speed wireless internet. Units share a kitchenette with a hot plate, kettle, fridge, and microwave. Resident can watch TV, dine, socialize, or study in the common areas. In the common area there are several study rooms and a computer lab open 24/7.  The on-campus residence allows visitors during certain hours and can accommodate overnight visitors based on room availability. The residence is also equipped to assist students with special needs. On-campus housing also includes:
  • Front desk staff available 24/7
  • Housekeeping and cleaning services
  • Maintenance services
  • Laundry outlet and services
  • Sport complex next door with 24/7 outdoor soccer and basketball courts
  • Food outlets and a Supermarket nearby
  • On-campus clinic with medical personnel available 24/7

There are no meal plans, but there are several dining options on campus.  

For more information, visit the AUC residence life page.
  AUC pool


Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline. See the Global Engagement Deadlines for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by The American University in Cairo.


A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

View the mandatory orientation schedule.

Additional Information and Links

Questions? See if they're answered in ourFAQs.
Prefer to ask in person? Drop by the GEC in Global Commons 360 for Quick Questions, no appointment necessary:
Wednesdays 2-4 PM
Thursdays 9-11 AM
Learn from program alumniConnect with a Global Ambassador to learn from students that have studied on this program or others. Search the Global Ambassadors profiles to find students in your major(s), or organization(s), or with similar experiences.  

Get social: Connect with the GEC, alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal! You can also read blog posts from students on this program in years past and access blogs for other programs on the Study Abroad Blog.

Embassy and Consulate Resources

Egyptian Embassy in D.C.

U.S. Embassy in Cairo

AUC library

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/12/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.