Program Details

Program Description (for MIIS Students Only)

This course will be offered by American University in Cairo (AUC) to MIIS and AUC graduate students. It will be led by an AUC prfessor and include a hybrid of lectures and field work. Participants will learn about the social services sector and international development within the Egyptian context.  Participants will complete a client project for a Cairo-based nonprofit as part of this course.  Client projects will be sourced from sectors such as sustainability, women’s education and social entrepreneurship (through AUC’s New Venture Lab).

Founded in 1919, AUC is the region’s leading English-language University and the center of the intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world.  With a community of students and faculty members representing more than 60 countries, AUC is a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across cultures.

Program Dates

January 2-23, 2017


Sunday – Thursday

Application Deadlines

  • General Application Deadline: October 31, 2016

Program Fees

Estimated $2,500 (includes AUC audit fee and estimated travel, lodging and food costs).

Note: Students will stay in dorms on AUC’s New Cairo Campus.


1 unit audit at AUC (required); 2 or 4 unit directed study option with Beryl Levinger (if seeking MIIS credit and financial aid)

Note: This course does not fulfill the prerequisite for DPMI Plus, but students can take this course as well as one of the DPMI trainings offered in Monterey, DC or Rwanda.


American University in Cairo


Laila Moshneb, AUC Professor and DPMI Alumna