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IU Co-Sponsored Program

  • Capital city
  • Melting Pot of Ancient and Modern Egyptian Civilizations
  • Home of one of the Seven Wonders of the World: The Great Pyramid of Giza
  • New campus located on 260 acres in a suburb of New Cairo
  • Mid-January to early June --OR--
    Late August to late December --OR--
    Late August to early June
Program Organization
Academic Program
  • "Study Abroad" program*
  • Full range of university courses in humanities, social sciences, economics, journalism, and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Courses taught in English
  • Required 3-credit Arabic language course
  • Optional "Survival Arabic" course prior to orientation program

*Note: IU selectively co-sponsors AUC program offerings, including the one described on this page, but not all AUC tracks/offerings. Please contact Overseas Study for clarification.

Course Load

  • Program requires enrollment in a minimum of one Arabic language course and university courses
    • 15 IU credits
  • Student residence hall or furnished apartments
Additional Program Information

You may apply if you

  • are a student at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress,
  • are in at least your fourth full-time semester of college, and
  • have approximately a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

*Business majors must have completed (or will complete) E201, E202 and the Business Integrative Core (or equivalent coursework at an IU campus outside Bloomington).

*Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP) students must have completed BUS K201, ECON E201 and E202 Prior coursework with Middle Eastern Studies content is strongly recommended.

Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.

Financial Aid

How to Apply for this Program

Student Profiles

Sam Shepson

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Application Deadline

  • Fall 2010 or Academic Year 2010-11: March 1, 2010
  • Spring 2011: September 2010

IU committee screens applications.

Notification of application status sent electronically within 4 weeks of application deadline.

Estimated Costs

Academic Year 2009-10 (Per Semester)

  • Fee paid to IU: $640
  • Tuition paid to AUC: $9,828
  • Room and meals: $4,800
  • See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.

Airfare, personal expenses and vacation travel additional.