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American University of Cairo

Cairo Egypt view of the pyramids

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo's an ancient city that also happens to be a modern metropolis-it's one of the biggest cities in the Middle East and has the traffic and noise issues to prove it. But as long as you're not looking for solitude, Cairo-the City of the Thousand Minarets-is a splendid place to explore Egyptian history and culture.

About American University of Cairo

 Located in the heart of the Middle East, The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a state-of-the-art, US-accredited, English-language University. Established 100 years ago, AUC is one of the oldest liberal arts institutions in the region. Located in the most populous and one of the most vibrant cities in the Arab world, AUC is an ideal place to explore your academic interests while you become immersed in a new culture. AUC is Egypt’s global university, allowing study abroad students to build relationships with a diverse student body and gain important global perspectives. 

The American University of Cairo

Parcel 8 74 S Teseen, 11835

New Cairo

Cairo Governorate


Tel: +20 2 26151000


Sarah Shalash

International Engagement, North America  


University of Cairo Academics

Academic Calendar

The fall semester runs from September to December; the spring semester runs from February to May.


Link to Courses taught in English


Please note that students are expected to take the equivalent of 15 UNF credits while abroad for fall or spring semesters.

American University of Cairo Application Process

Submit the following items directly to the Global Engagement Office (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • Exchange Semester Study Abroad Application Form
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Updated resume

DEADLINE: March 15 for fall semester and September 15 for spring semester

University of Cairo Housing & Cost


AUC on-campus residences consist of 12 genders separated residential units designed to maximize the engagement among residents and feeds to the purpose of creating residential communities. Living at the on-campus residences is a great option for students looking for a convenient and vibrant living space. Each residential unit includes a common lounge that serves as a public space for cooking, studying and/or socializing. Add to that an outdoor plaza area that serves as a venue for residential life programs and events, plus a study room that is accessible 24/7


UNF students participating in a semester exchange program will pay UNF tuition. Students will be responsible for all other expenses (i.e. flight, meals, housing, etc.).


Please view our Study Abroad Funding page for information about scholarships other funding opportunities.