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Cultural Activities

Tours and Trips

The program offers its students a wide range of one-day short tours and overnight long trips inside and outside Cairo. These tours and/or trips are considered part of the program and are either fully funded or partially subsidized by the department depending on the nature of the trip in terms of length and destination.

Short tours are one-day journeys carried out during weekends to sites of historical attraction inside and nearby Cairo. Such tours are fully funded by the department with no cost incurred by the student. Short/one-day tours include, but are not limited to, Giza pyramids and Sphinx, Saqqara and Memphis, Citadel, Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo, Islamic Museum, Khan El Khalili and Old Cairo.

A long trip is typically for three to four nights, and the cost is partially subsidized by the department with minimum cost incurred by the student. Long trips may include Upper Egypt (Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel), the Red Sea Governorate (Hurghada, El Gouna and Marsa Alam), Sinai (St. Catherine Monastery and Sharm Al-Sheikh) and the North Coast (Alexandria, Marsa Matrouh and Siwa Oasis).

All tours are organized in coordination with the AUC Travel Office to ensure the maintenance of AUC standards as well as the best travel package in terms of pricing, guidance, transportation, accommodation and service.

End-of-Semester Party

At the end of each semester, the department organizes a party for its students to exhibit their different talents through a variety of activities such as reading famous Arabic poetry, acting, singing and dancing. It is an event where students mingle with their instructors and staff while enjoying the delicious treats and food offered.

ALIN Wall Magazine

To encourage students to refine their writing skills, ALIN produces a student-wall magazine that is supervised by two instructors. The magazine displays all levels of writing from elementary through advanced, and students are encouraged to contribute to it. At the end of the semester, a writing contest is held and prizes are awarded to the best contributors.