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American University in Cairo

The American University in Cairo study abroad program is temporarily suspended until further notice. For more information on the resumption of semester and summer programs, please contact Gonda Gebhardt.

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Students at the American University of Cairo (AUC) have direct access to a wealth of cultural opportunities. The Cairo Museum - the world's richest repository of pharaonic antiquities, the pyramids of Giza, the tombs of Saqqara, and the myriad mosques of medieval Cairo are all within easy distance. Study abroad students have a unique opportunity at AUC to experience the wonders of Egypt while studying with Egyptian and other Arab students under the guidance of some of the best scholars in their areas. AUC's New Cairo Campus spans 260 acres and offers cutting edge facilities, classrooms and labs to 5,500 students and 1,500 faculty and staff from Egypt and around the world. The $400 million campus - located in the heart of the suburb of New Cairo - also includes on-campus residential housing for non-commuting Egyptian and international students; spacious indoor and outdoor athletic, sports and recreational facilities; and new Cairo's first public, 20-acre park. See what the New York Times had to say about AUC in a recent article titled "A Campus Where Unlearning Is First"


City, Country 

Cairo, Egypt


Semester, Summer, Winter Term, Academic Year 


Fall Term: Late August - Late December

Winter Term: January

Spring Term: Late January - Early June

Summer Term: Mid June - Late July


3.0 GPA

SUNY Students Only

Junior or Senior Status

Application Deadline

Fall Admission: TBA

Summer Admission: TBA

SUNY Cortland study abroad application students must also complete the AUC application and return both applications to the SUNY Cortland International Programs Office by the above listed dates.

Cortland Students: To ensure that the courses you take abroad will satisfy your degree requirements, you are required to submit he Course Approval Form to the International Programs Office by mid-November for spring term applicants or May 1, for fall term applicants.       

Non-Cortland students must speak with their home campus study abroad office for information on the course approval process.

Non-Cortland students must return completed Judicial Review and Code of Conduct forms along with the SUNY application.

Travel Information

Flight booked by participant

Program Costs

Summer 2013 Budget **Tentative and Subject to Change**

Fall 2013 Budget **Tentative and Subject to Change**

Program Course Information

Winter Program - 3 credits

Semester Program- Please Select at Least 15 Egyptian Credit Units (equivalent to 12 SUNY Cortland Credit Hours):

American University in Cairo Academic Catalog


On-Campus Housing

Host Website The American University in Cairo and Photo album
Student Mentor

Email one of our student mentors to learn more about Cairo, Egypt!

David Mignogna - Fall 2009 & Spring 2010

Program Advisor

Contact Gonda Gebhardt, SUNY Cortland study abroad advisor, for any questions you may have.