Middle East/North Africa


Cairo | HerzliyaIfrane | KuwaitSharjah

Cairo, Egypt

American University in Cairo (AUC)

The American University in Cairo was founded in 1919 by Americans devoted to education and community service in the Middle East. Today, AUC is the region's premier English-language university - an essential contributor to the social, political and cultural life of the Arab world. It also serves as a crossroads for the world's cultures: a vital, vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across cultures.

AUC is an independent, nonprofit, apolitical, non-sectarian and equal-opportunity institution, fully accredited in Egypt and the United States with certifications to ABET and AACSB. AUC's academic program is rooted in liberal education. The university's rigorous Core Curriculum offers an intensive investigation of fundamental questions in every major discipline.


Herzliya, Israel

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IDC Herzliya

IDC aspires to become a university that brings a distinctive, interdisciplinary experience to Israeli academia. The Center’s main goal is to provide professional training in the fields of business, politics, law, and computer science, with a wide-ranging awareness of the environment in the 21st century. GW students will attend the Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS), a part of IDC.


Ifrane, Morocco

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Al Akhawayn University (AUI)

Al Akhawayn University, located in Ifrane, is committed to academic excellence. It has a growing reputation for the quality of both its academic programs and its graduates. With its commitment to internationalization on campus, Al Akhawayn aspires to have international students make up 25-30% of its student body.


Salmiya, Kuwait

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American University of Kuwait (AUK)

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is an independent, private, and coeducational liberal arts institution of higher education established by Amiri Decree 139 in 2003. AUK offers students a quality education based on an American college model through thirteen degree programs. This combination of studies and campus life supports one's personal and professional growth.


Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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American University of Sharjah (AUS)

American University of Sharjah was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah, who envisioned AUS as a leading educational institution in the Gulf region. Although consciously based upon American institutions of higher education, AUS is thoroughly grounded in Arab culture and is part of a larger process of the revitalization of intellectual life in the Middle East.

The American University of Sharjah has succeeded in building a multicultural education environment that brings together people form diverse nations and backgrounds. AUS strives to instill in its students the importance of appreciating and understanding diversity, global issues, and their own role in society.

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