Middle East & North Africa
In recent years the WWS has offered a program at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. This program is under review. If the program in Cairo is not offered for safety reasons, another Arabic-speaking location will be chosen.
American University in Cairo
The American University in Cairo (AUC) was founded in 1919 by Americans devoted to education and community service in the Middle East. A world-class university, AUC provides international students with a wide range of academic options. The university has a liberal-arts tradition and all classes are taught in English. From Egyptology, Middle East studies, Arabic, Islamic art, international relations, politics or journalism to science and engineering, AUC's programs cover every major discipline. Through its seven schools and research centers, AUC offers more than 30 undergraduate and 15 graduate programs to nearly 6,000 students. Guiding these students is an exceptional faculty with advanced degrees from leading universities around the world.
AUC is located in New Cairo, about 45-minutes from downtown Cairo. There is regular transportation into Cairo to explore the city, and some students choose to live in dorms downtown rather than on the new campus. Remaining at its historic campus in downtown Cairo is the university's School of Continuing Education, management center, engineering services and the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, as well as an AUC Press bookstore, Margo Veillon Gallery for Contemporary Egyptian Art, and Ewart Memorial Hall and Oriental Hall.