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  • Locations: Cairo, Egypt
  • Program Terms: Summer Quarter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:
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 Location Cairo, Egypt
Summer Quarter
 Credits Approximately 12 UW credits
 Eligibility Sophomore standing; minimum 3.0 GPA
 Language No previous Arabic knowledge required
 Advisers Mike Renes |
 Application    Deadline February 15
  General The American University in Cairo was founded in 1919 by Americans devoted to education and community service in the Middle East. Today, AUC is the region's premier English-language university -- an essential contributor to the social, political and cultural life of the Arab world. It also serves as a crossroads for the world's cultures: a vital, vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across cultures. In the ALI Summer language program, you will study Arabic language alongside other international students.
Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships


Note: The start date of the Summer program overlaps the UW Spring quarter. You may not be able to participate in this program if you are enrolled at the UW during Spring quarter.

Where You Will Study

The Arabic Language Institute (ALI) was initially established in 1921 as the Center for Arabic Studies. It has attracted thousands of students and scholars over the years from different parts of the world to pursue their study of Arabic at various levels. As part of one of the oldest private, accredited, foreign institutions of higher education in the Middle East, ALI continues to be the leading academic center for the study of Arabic, providing both students and faculty with the most comprehensive and diversified Arabic language instruction and training worldwide.


The Arabic Language Institute offers an intensive summer program from the first week of June until the last week of July. Students must take 20 hours of class per week to be considered full-time. Courses are offered at the beginner, intermediary and advanced level.

The summer curriculum offers two full load options: Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Egyptian Spoken Arabic (ECA), or Modern Standard Arabic only, both at all levels.



The American University in Cairo offers two excellent residence facilities for students. The first is the Zamalek Dormitory, located in one of downtown Cairo's most popular residential districts - Zamalek. In Spring 2009, the brand new, on-campus student residence facility was launched in AUC New Cairo. This new residence facility provides a greater variety of living spaces for both men and women in the form of cottages or large townhouses. The on-campus residences carry the advantage of their close proximity to classes and University life. For more information about both residences, please check the residence hall information and amenities section on the AUC website.


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

In most cases, if you are attending an affiliated program you will be billed by, and pay all fees directly to, the program provider or institution operating the program. The IPE Administrative Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information, see the Financial Aid and Scholarships webpage.



Application Process

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to the program provider. You will also need to apply to the American University of Cairo on their website.

See Application FAQs for additional information about applications.

See Withdrawals for information about program withdrawal policies.



Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences. 

To see past students' evaluations for the American University in Cairo Summer Language Program, click on the link below.

American University in Cairo Summer Language.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email