Abroad

New Education Abroad Flickr Group- Share your photos!

On Flickr? Post photos of your time abroad with AMIDEAST on our newest platform, AMIDEAST Abroad, our own Flickr group! Share photos and experiences with current program participants, alumni, prospective students and others.

Connect with fellow AMIDEAST students about your favorite places in the Middle East and North Africa while simultaneously giving the wider public an opportunity to see what AMIDEAST Education Abroad and the Arab world are truly like.

 

 

Photo By Catherine Litten, Morocco 2011

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New Semester Program in Egypt: Civil Engineering at Cairo University

In an effort to give U.S. undergraduate engineering students the opportunity to study in one of the most dynamic regions of the world, AMIDEAST is proud to offer a Civil Engineering Semester at Cairo University (CU). Although many engineers follow career paths that take them to a variety of countries, there are limited opportunities for undergraduates in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines to study abroad. This unique study opportunity in the heart of the Arab world will help to prepare future American engineers to work effectively with people from that region.

Special Scholarship Opportunity

At AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in the Arab World, we are committed to have providing financial assistance to students participating on our programs in the Middle East and North Africa. AMIDEAST currently awards two types of scholarships: 1) AMIDEAST Education Abroad Scholarships 2) Cairo University Engineering Travel Grants.

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Why Morocco? Why Rabat?

Morocco is a gateway to Africa and the Arab world. A meeting point for civilizations and continents situated on the northwest tip of Africa, contemporary Morocco, with its nearly 35 million people, is a fusion of Arab, European, and African cultural influences. Here, visitors have the opportunity to experience life in a Muslim country while exploring the distinct society and traditions of the Maghreb. Whether enjoying a croissant and mint tea at a café, visiting Amazigh (Berber) villages or wandering through the medinas and their souqs, each experience in Morocco offers rich insight into its remarkable culture. With its striking topography, vibrant culture, and distinctive history, Morocco is an ideal destination for cross-cultural interchange and learning.

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Course Information

Traditional Islamic Art (3 Credits)

Why Egypt? Why Cairo?


Egypt is home to one of history’s first great civilizations. Situated at the northeastern most point of Africa, Egypt has long acted as a bridge between cultures of the Middle East and Mediterranean Basin and the peoples of Africa. Egypt’s nearly 80 million inhabitants rub shoulders with history daily, from the Pyramids and Sphinx of Ancient Egypt, to Roman ruins, from Fatimid mosques, and the ancient Khan el-Khalili market, to modern marvels such as the Aswan Dam. Here, visitors have the opportunity to experience life in a Muslim country and experience unique heritage and traditions of Egypt. Whether enjoying an evening falucca ride down the Nile, exploring a desert oasis, or wandering through ancient markets, each experience in Egypt offers rich insight into its remarkable culture. With its rich culture and exceptional history, Egypt offers unbeatable cross-cultural learning experiences for study abroad students.

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Academic Staff

 
Civil Engineering courses are taught by Cairo University Faculty of Engineering professors who all hold PhDs from leading engineering institutions in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, and other European countries.  For more information on Cairo University Faculty of Engineering staff, please visit their website  here.

 

 

Civil Engineering at Cairo University (Semester/Academic Year)

 Introduction

In an effort to give U.S. undergraduate engineering students the opportunity to study in one of the most dynamic regions of the world, AMIDEAST is proud to offer a Civil Engineering Semester at Cairo University (CU). Although many engineers follow career paths that take them to a variety of countries, there are limited opportunities for undergraduates in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines to study abroad.  This unique study opportunity in the heart of the Arab world will help to prepare future American engineers to work effectively with people from that region.

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History of Engineering

The Pyramids. Luxor and Karnak Temples. Irrigated agriculture. Water wheels. Papyrus
boats that sailed the oceans. The Nile Barrages. Suez Canal. Aswan High Dam. Preservation
of Abu Simbel. El-Salaam Water Project. From ancient times to the present, many of the
world's most impressive engineering feats have occurred in one country – Egypt.

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Academic Staff

Hana M. Hijazi – One of the key staff members at the Institute, Ms. Hijazi was trained at the Institute and at The Princes Foundation University of Wales, where she earned her master’s degree. She will be the program leader for the AMIDEAST summer program.

Partner Institution: Cairo University Faculty of Engineering

Cairo University is Egypt’s largest and most prestigious public university. Founded in 1908, it has a total enrollment of more than 280,000 students of whom 180,000 are full-time. Of these students, about 4,700 are international students – 3,200 undergraduates and 1,500 graduates. There are a very small number of students from the U.S. and Western Europe, with an average of around 50-100 per year, almost all of them non-degree seeking European students auditing classes.

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