So, you want to study abroad in … Cairo

American University CairoThe American University in Cairo was founded in 1919 and today is one of the key English-language universities in the region. It is located in the heart of the Middle East and surrounded by thousands of years of history. Alongside your studies, you can visit the Great Pyramids and Sphinx or sail down the Nile on a felucca. The AUC is a private liberal arts institution with around 5000 undergraduate and 1000 postgraduate students. The majority of the student body is Egyptian, but many other nationalities are also represented on campus. In 2008, the AUC opened a new state-of-the-art campus, moving from its downtown base to New Cairo, on the city outskirts.

Who can apply?

Students can study abroad in their Junior Honours year only. The Cairo exchange in open to eligible students in the School of History [Middle East Studies, Modern History (joint and single), History, and Mediaeval History (only joint)], and the School of Modern Languages (Arabic). Joint honours students will require the permission of the School of their other subject before they submit their application. Unless the School of their other subject has expressly permitted it, joint honours students can apply to study in Cairo for one semester only.

The deadline for next year’s programmes is Friday 22 February 2013. Please complete the  History Abroad Application Form and return electronically to the Collaborations & Study Abroad team. For more information, please visit the School’s Study Abroad website, or email Dr Kostas Zafeiris, Study Abroad Co-ordinator of the School.

About standrewshistory
With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from S cotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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