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You are viewing a “brochure page” for a specific WSU affiliated program. Use the information and links below to learn more about this program, please note that links may take you to external websites.

To start a WSU application in MyStudyAbroad for this program, click the “Apply Now” button. Tips:

· Only begin an application when you have determined the program you wish to pursue.

· No application fee for simply starting an application! The Global Learning Application fee is charged only once you are committed to your program and the application deadline has passed.

· Depending on your program type you may have a non-WSU application to complete as well.

  • Locations: Cairo, Egypt
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English & Foreign Language
Click here for a definition of this term Language Interest: Arabic Click here for a definition of this term Academic Focus: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Architecture, Biology, Business, Business and Economics, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Computer Technologies, Culture, Gender & Race Studies, Digital Technology & Culture, Economics, Engineering, English, Fine Arts, Fine Arts, Art History, Foreign Language & Culture, Gender Studies, Women Studies, General Studies, Humanities, History & Regional Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy, Mathematics, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Visual Arts and Design
Program Type: Exchange Type of Exchange: WSU Bilateral Exchange
Program Description:



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Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English language, American-accredited institution of higher education and a center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its community of students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, alumni and other generous sponsors represent more than 60 countries. The University offers 37 undergraduate programs rooted in a liberal arts education that encourages students to think critically and find creative solutions to conflicts and challenges, facing both the region and the world. It also offers a globally-recognized professional community-based education in English to meet the needs of the dynamic Egyptian and broader regional economies.


Exchange Dates:

  • Academic Year: September - May
  • Fall Term: September - December
  • Spring Term: January - May

Exchange Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.
  • Be 18 years or older at the time of the exchange.
  • Be in good academic standing at WSU.
  • Be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Be a current WSU student (matriculating or non-degree seeking).
  • Have completed 1 year of university study.

Please Note: A maximum number of nominations may be available for this exchange.



Cost Information


Exchange Cost Estimates:

Exchange costs are categorized as those billed by WSU (Fixed Expenses) and those not billed by WSU (Estimated Additional Expenses). A breakdown of these costs can be found below. Please keep in mind that while every attempt is made to ensure all costs identified below are accurate some variability does exist and exact numbers may not be possible for all expenses.

Refund Policy:

Participants are responsible for fees associated with the program once they have committed to the exchange application and the application deadline has passed.

Financial Aid Disbursement Alert:

Participants eligible for financial aid can use aid toward this exchange. Please note that per federal regulations, financial aid is released on the first day of the regular WSU semester, or ten days prior to the participant’s program start date, whichever is LATER. Some expenses will be due before aid is released, participants must budget accordingly.

Tuition Rates:

Tuition will vary depending upon the participant's residence status, term selected, and number of credits listed on the host institution transcript at the end of an exchange.  Tuition listed for Academic/Calendar Year and Fall/Spring term exchanges represent 12-18 credits.  During the Summer term tuition is calculated at the same rate for In-State and Out-of-State resident students based on the number of credits earned.  Information regarding tuition for each term and resident status can be found on the WSU Student Financial Services website for Cost of Attendance.

Cost Estimate for a Academic Year Exchange

Fixed Expenses Billed By WSU   Estimated Additional Expenses*  
WSU Tuition (In-State) $10,510 Room & Board $5,000
WSU Tuition (Out-of-State) $25,088 Personal Expenses $2,500
Global Learning Application Fee $200 International Airfare $1,800
International Insurance Fee $548 Books and Supplies $200
    U.S. Passport** $140
    Visa** $50
Total Expenses Billed By WSU (In-State) $11,212 Total Estimated Cost of Exchange $9,690
Total Expenses Billed By WSU (Out-of-State) $25,590    
Total Estimated Cost of Academic
Year Exchange (In-State):
Total Estimated Cost of Academic
Year Exchange (Out-of-State):

Cost Estimate for a Single Semester Exchange

Fixed Expenses Billed By WSU   Estimated Additional Expenses*  
WSU Tuition (In-State) $5,255 Room & Board $3,000
WSU Tuition (Out-of-State) $12,544 Personal Expenses $2,000
Global Learning Application Fee $200 International Airfare $1,800
International Insurance Fee $246 Books and Supplies $100
    U.S. Passport** $140
    Visa** $50
Total Expenses Billed By WSU (In-State) $5,621 Total Estimated Cost of Exchange $7,090
Total Expenses Billed By WSU (Out-of-State) $12,910    
Total Estimated Cost of Semester (In-State): $12,711
Total Estimated Cost of Semester (Out-of-State): $20,000

*All additional costs are ESTIMATED and may vary. These costs are not billed by WSU and are the sole responsibility of the participant.

**Please see the "Destination" tab for additional passport and visa information as these costs and country specific insurance (if applicable) will vary.





University Course Catalog:

*****link to catalog*****

Factors to keep in mind:

  • Grades will not calculate into student’s cumulative WSU GPA, but will factor into Major and Minor GPA’s.
  • Courses and grades will appear on myWSU and WSU transcript.
  • These have a non WSU transcript provided. Participants should anticipate transcripts taking two to four months to arrive at WSU.




All exchange participants are required to attend the orientation sessions listed below prior to departure. Participants will be notified regarding the date and times for those orientations which are not noted as being online after participation has been confirmed.

Host Institution Orientation:
You will receive additional information and instructions regarding your orientation from the host institution. Orientations and the relevant processes will be unique to the institution.  

Global Learning Pre-Departure Orientation: There is an online session that participants will have access to in the final stages of their Global Learning application.  Additionally, there is an in person country specific component.



Destination Details

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Site description

Egypt is a unique, ancient and wondrous destination that has a lot to offer its visitors, no matter their ages and interests. It is a fantastic place for nomads, scholars and  residents alike. The Greater Cairo area has a population of 20 million people with the city sprawled along the longest river in the world, the Nile. Encompassing the  pyramids of Giza, beautiful mosques and churches as well as numerous museums, the Arab world’s most populous city is teeming with life. Explore the winding streets of  Cairo, and you will find a budding art and music scene as well as numerous cafes and coffee houses, famous for their tea and backgammon. The dialect of Arabic 
spoken in Egypt is the most well-known and most understood in the Arab world, making Egypt a prime language learning center in the Middle East. When you decide to study in Egypt, you open yourself to a new world filled with diverse cultures, histories, art and ideas.

Accommodation Information

AUC on-campus residences consist of 12 genders separated residential units designed to maximize the engagement among residents and feeds to the purpose of creating residential communities. Living at the on-campus residences is a great option for students looking for a convenient and vibrant living space. Each residential unit includes a common lounge that serves as a public space for cooking, studying and/or socializing. Add to that an outdoor plaza area that serves as a venue for residential life programs and events, plus a study room that is accessible 24/7. 

Passport & Visa Details

It is each participant’s responsibility to acquire a valid passport to travel internationally.
United States citizens can use the links below for information on how and where to apply for a United States passport: Visa
Unless otherwise noted below, it is the responsibility of the participant to determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program based on their nationality, and to apply for any such visas.  Some visas may require a fee or that applicants travel to the nearest Consulate or Embassy to apply in person.

United States citizens can use the link below to determine if a visa is required for the destination and how to acquire the necessary visa. 
  • United States Department of State
    • Please Note: Information presented here may change, regardless of what is stated here YOU are responsible for ensuring you have any required visa and for any visa costs.

    Non-United States citizens are required to meet with the Global Services Department for United States entry and exit requirements.  Check visa requirements for your host country/countries based on your country of citizenship. WSU Global Learning can assist with any official WSU documentation needed to get the visa.


How to Apply

  • Please Note: There is no application fee for starting an application.

Before the Deadline:

  1. To apply for this program click the "Apply Now" button located above.

  2. You will then have an application in "Application Phase". Complete application materials:
    • Signature Documents
    • Questionnaires
    • Material Submissions (Electronic and/or Physical)
    • Online Trainings
    • In-Person Meetings (if applicable)
    Please Note: Items which say “NOT Required by Deadline” can be submitted after the deadline but are due before you depart to go abroad.

  3. Once all materials have been completed, your application will be moved to the Accepted Phase with a status of “Pending” or “Accepted.” 
    • “Accepted” Phase: your application has met all Global Learning and program specific requirements and you have been accepted to the program, conditional on whether or not you commit by the deadline. Applicants to this exchange do not exceed the number of nominations available.
    • “Pending” Phase: your application has met all Global Learning as well as program specific requirements and nomination restrictions exist preventing determination of your participation. Applicants to this exchange likely exceed the number of nominations available. Participation is conditional on whether or not additional nominations become available by the deadline for this exchange. You will be contacted regarding your interest in this or another exchange opportunity in which you may be interested. In the event you wish to participate in another exchange, your application will be shifted to that exchange and moved to “Accepted.” provided you have completed all requirements for the new exchange.

  4. Commit to the program: Once in the “Accepted” status, you will see a box appear above “Application Questionnaire(s) ”asking you to “Commit” or “Decline” your participation in the exchange. 
    • If you click “Commit”: You have committed to participate in your program and accept all responsibilities associated with commitment. DO NOT commit to the exchange if you are unsure if you will participate as nominations are made on a first-come first-served basis, and this would remove a placement from another student who wished to participate.
    • If you click “Decline”: Your application will be withdrawn.
After the Deadline:
  1. After committing to the exchange you will be nominated to the partner institution and your status changed to "Nominated."

  2. After you commit and are in "Nominated." status, complete:
    • Required orientations (see “Orientation” tab for more information)
    • Remaining or new applications items (questionnaires or material items) which were not due before the deadline.
    • Any requested material items specific to your program.
    • Host institution application and supporting documents submitted to the Exchange Coordinator:
      • One (1) Academic Reference
      • Personal Statement - 1 page about why you wish to study on this program.
      • Official transcripts.
      • Evidence of English proficiency - generally waived for WSU students.

  3. Prepare to Depart!
    • Apply for a visa (if required)
    • Buy airfare
    • Start packing!

How to Fund Your Program

Know Your Budget!

  1. Review the costs and payment due dates of this program carefully
  2. Financial Aid recipients should speak with Student Financial Services
  3. Discuss fees and expenses with any financial contributors (i.e. spouse, parents, guardians
  4. Know what funds you have to spend before and during the program
  5. Create your budget
  6. Explore additional financing (scholarships, funding sources, etc.)

Explore Scholarships:

Community Resources:

Consider asking your home or college community groups and organizations about additional funding resources. Groups may include:
  • Rotary International, Kiwanis, Sorority or Fraternity or Religious Organizations
  • Private Businesses
  • Online Fundraising

Contact Information

Global Learning Department:

Host Institution Website: *****

Additional Resources:*****


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year WSU App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 11/02/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 05/03/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 05/03/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2022 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** WSU's application deadline may be different than the application deadline for the study abroad program provider or exchange partner. If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday it will be extended to the next business day.