Weeks per Term
OIE Program Adviser
Languages of Instruction*
This university is located in Cairo, Egypt. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
The American University in Cairo is located in New Cairo. It was founded in 1919 by Americans devoted to education and service in the Middle East. AUC emphasizes liberal education and all undergraduate students study a common set of courses in the humanities and the natural and social sciences as part of the university's core curriculum. The university maintains its strong commitment to fostering understanding across world regions, cultures and religions. In addition, some of AUC's engineering programs have Substantial Equivalency by ABET, the recognized US accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology.
The Business Program at the American University in Cairo has received accreditation from the Associate to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Engineering and Computer Science hold professional accreditation from ABET and CSAB respectively.
- on-campus residence halls
- off-campus apartment/room for rent
Staying at AUC housing is not obligatory, but it is strongly recommended for newcomers. The student residence offers a variety of services that will make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The buildings are entirely air-conditioned, with many common facilities, including a computer lab, cafeteria, study room, wireless high speed internet access and TV with satellite channels. Free housekeeping services and laundry of bed linens are provided. There is also 24-hour security. In addition there is a Clinic which is open 24 hour in the New Campus Residence and 3 times a week in Zamalek Residence. For more information click here
- no meal plan
- on-campus dining
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
AUC uses the standard US system:
1 AUC = 1 GT credit
AUC Grade = US Grade
A, A- = A
B+, B, B- = B
C+, C, C- = C
D+, D = D
F = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.