Outgoing Students

The rapid trend toward globalization poses new challenges while offering exceptional opportunities. In a world of greater economic integration and political and social interdependence, internationalization expands the walls of the institution and offers an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the larger global community. The American University in Cairo is proud to be part of a longstanding and deep commitment to international education to help students become active leaders and conscientious members of an increasingly global society.

The Office of International Programs and Services (IPSO) administers the announcement, recruitment, and selection of AUC students for exchange/study abroad opportunities, provided in light of the University agreements with partner universities across the globe. Through this program, we aim to add to the students' academic and professional experience. We also hope to send students who can represent AUC abroad, and bring back valuable experiences to our campus, which will eventually promote the internationalization of AUC. 

Study Abroad and Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students

AUC offers its students a wide variety of study-abroad opportunities, mostly on an exchange basis, for a semester or an academic year. International study is an enriching experience that is valuable for students’ personal growth and career prospects.

Exchange Program for Graduate Students

AUC provides exchange opportunities for study abroad at a partner university for one semester only to its graduate students.

Summer Study Abroad Program

If you’re interested in studying abroad, but not sure if you can handle a whole semester or a year away from home, a summer abroad is a good option for your first taste of a unique educational experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. It's likely to make you want to embark on another study-abroad adventure.


One fine day, it will be your turn. You will leave homes, cities and countries to pursue grander ambitions. You will leave friends, lovers and possibilities for the chance to roam the world and make deeper connections.

Farah Mohamed Yousri, McMaster University

Study abroad leaves you speechless at firsts and then turns you into a storyteller.

Diyar Hozain, McMaster University, Canada

The three of us enjoyed everyday we spent there and would gladly do it again! Istanbul was very interesting because it's where all the cultures meet.

Salma, Logine, and Hatem, Bogazici University, Turkey

Ambassador Program

The Study Abroad Student Ambassador Program (SASAP) is a co-curricular activity that aims at preparing students to become representatives of AUC during their exchange/study abroad experience.

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