Cairo – September 6 (SEE): The American University in Cairo (AUC) welcomed 1,110 students for the 2018 Fall semester this week. According to an official statment, this year’s students are going to be a class to remember, as they will witness and take part in the University’s centennial celebrations coming up in February 2019. The fresh undergraduate class, so far, consists of a diverse international body coming in from the United States, Canada, Greece, Jordan, Palestine, Algeria, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Saudi Arabia for their full-time studies.
In addition, AUC keeps up its multicultural character as it welcomes one third of its national students from 23 governorates across Egypt. Approximately, over 150 new incoming students are receiving full and partial scholarships.
Freshmen students were welcomed during orientation week and were engaged in several activities, from a majors fair, campus tours and peer-to-peer sessions and competitions.
Zeyad Elzohiery, a freshman, explained that he chose AUC for the programs it offers, “The University is well-known for its programs. It’s triple-accredited, recognized worldwide, and has a high employment rate within the first year of graduation.” Another freshman Rawan Rashad said: “I was born and raised abroad and I wanted to study in my home country. I came here because I know it’s the number one university in Egypt.”
Sarah Mueller, a graduate student at The University of Tübingen, Germany, studying Comparative and Middle East Politics chose to study at AUC, “because it’s known as one of the best universities in the Middle East. Mueller, who came to AUC as part of her University’s semester abroad program, said: “My focus is on political science in the region, and it’s a good opportunity to study here. It’s been quite different from my German university, but it’s also been nice and interesting. AUC is even different from other universities I’ve seen in Cairo. I’d say that it’s been a good experience so far.”