This unique program offers students the opportunity to focus on the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt while living and breathing in contemporary Cairo. As “Um al-Dunya,” or “Mother of the World,” Cairo gives Egyptology students a unique look into the heart of both the current and ancient Arab world.
As part of the Egyptology in Practice course, students work on special projects with staff at the Egyptian Museum. Egyptology students have access to extensive on-site support including orientation, the opportunity to live in the center of bustling Cairo, structured ways to meet local Egyptian students, service-learning opportunities, and organized excursions to some of Egypt’s most historic and significant sites.
Students live with, and participate in extracurricular activities with, colleagues in the Area & Arabic Language Studies Program.
Students enroll in 15 credits per semester. Classes consist of 3 Egyptology specific courses, one course from the AMIDEAST Egypt Semester Program class options, and one Egyptian Arabic course. Classes are held at AMIDEAST’s facilities in the bustling neighborhood of Dokki, located on the west bank of the Nile. AMIDEAST’s Egyptology and Middle East Studies courses are taught by some of Egypt’s leading faculty.