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  • Locations: Cairo, Egypt
  • Program Terms: January Term
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  • Restrictions: St. Thomas applicants only
  • Program Cost: January Term
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Final Application Deadline Decision Timeline Start Date End Date
January Term 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be contacted shortly after all application materials are completed.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

UST: St. Thomas in Cairo


Program Highlights 
  • Take core curriculum or major/minor requirements at the American University in Cairo (AUC). 
  • Live in residence halls alongside Egyptian and other international students. 
  • Participate in excursions outside of Cairo with other St. Thomas students, locations may include Ain Sokhna and Alexandra as well several excursions in and around Cairo – including the Pyramids of Giza. 
  • Travel with a St. Thomas staff member 
  • Prerequisites: Depends on course. 
  • Fulfills: see list of equivalencies below 
Academic Overview 
Students choose from a number of courses offered during winter term at the American University of Cairo.  A full course listing is available on the AUC Website. Current course equivalencies include (but will not be limited to): 

Course at American University Cairo                                         St. Thomas Equivalent
JRMC2202: Multimedia Writing and Reporting                              JOUR111: Introduction to Mass Media
JRMC3310: Public Opinion, Persuasion and Propaganda            JOUR major elective
CSCI100: Fundamentals of Computing                                         CISC130: Intro to Programming and Problem Solving
ECON3071: Labor Economics                                                       ECON339: Labor Economics
ECON3053 Development Economics                                            ECON345: Development Economics
HIST2003: Survey of Arab History                                                 HIST118: History of the Middle East and North Africa (Historical Analysis core)
MKTG3202: Consumer Behaviour                                                 MKTG370: Consumer Behavior
MUSC2000: Introduction to World Music                                       MUSC130: Introduction to World Music (Fine Arts core)
MUSC2200: Introduction to Music                                                 MUSC115: Understanding Music and Culture (Fine Arts core)
ENGR212/2102: Engineering Mechanics I – Statics                     ENGR220: Statics
More courses may be available.  All students will also take a non-credit Arabic “crash” course and be invited to lunches with local faculty to learn about topics related to contemporary Cairo. 
Program Structure 
Students will travel as a group to Cairo with a staff member from St. Thomas. The St. Thomas staff member will provide on-site support for students, along with the International Students Office at the American University in Cairo.  Students will enroll at ACU and take once course over the ACU Winter term.  There will be several excursions designed specifically for the St. Thomas cohort, and students will have access to all AUC resources. 
Location and Tentative Dates 
December 30       Depart Twin Cities  
December 31         Arrive in Cairo 
January 2            New Student Welcome at AUC and classes begin  
January 7            Eastern Orthodox Christmas holiday 
January 23          Last day of class and final exams 
January 25          Depart Cairo for Twin Cities 
Click on the Budget Worksheetlink above for detailed cost information. 
Total Cost Includes: Tuition, international airfare from MSP international airport, transportation, program excursions, course arrangements as indicated, accommodations and some meals. 
Housing and Meals 
Students will live in single rooms in residence halls on the New Cairo campus of the American University in Cairo. All rooms will have access to a kitchenette and there are several food courts, coffee shops and cafeterias that will be available to students, as well.  
Application Process 
  • Notify of your intention to apply. The Office of Study Abroad will create your application. 
  • Log in using your St. Thomas username and password. 
  • Complete all application materials by the October 1 application deadline. NOTE: There is no priority deadline for this program.
  • Download and read Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures.  You are responsible for reading and understanding these.
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2022 
Financial Aid/Scholarships 
Students studying abroad during J-Term are generally only eligible for additional loans to help finance their study abroad costs. Please review Financial Aid for Study Abroad. Scholarships may also be available from St. Thomas and some Other Approved Programs. Please refer to our Scholarships webpage for details and review, Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures for additional financial aid information. 
For more information 
Attend an Info Session
Office of Study Abroad | University of St. Thomas 
Murray-Herrick 212 | 651.962.6450 | |

Sustainability & Study Abroad: CO2 Emissions for This Program
The flights for this program release 2.01 metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. To put that into perspective, this is equivalent to CO2 emissions from 244,502 smartphone charges. Another way to look at this is that it would take 85.5 bags of waste recycled instead of brought to a landfill OR 76.2 incandescent lamps switched to LEDs to offset these CO2 emissions. We encourage students to make decisions to offset their carbon production from studying abroad. Check out the CoolClimate Network’s carbon footprint calculator to identify and quantify specific behavior changes that can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.