Accommodation Options for Study Abroad Students

Logistics of accommodation in Cairo are handled by the Arab Academy and are billed separately. Students typically stay in small hotels or apartments near the Academy so that they are able to easily commute to and from class. Once you register for a course and set your study period, we immediately start arranging for your accommodation in Cairo based on your preferences.

Clean and safe in premium neighborhoods in the heart of Cairo

All housing arranged by Arab Academy is guaranteed to be safe and clean because we carefully inspect accommodation options. All housing is also arranged in close proximity to the Arab Academy – either in the quiet Garden City district in the heart of Cairo, or in Mohandessin, which is one of the most popular residential and business areas of Cairo.

Academic Calendar

Arab Academy offers semester long, summer and monthly programs that run year round. Classes are held Sunday through Thursday, except on national holidays.

Summer Programs

Students who enroll in Summer Sessions 1 and 2 will have 20 hours of Arabic lessons per week plus go on outings (during and outside of class time) with teachers, giving them an opportunity to practice Arabic in real situations with native speakers. The total cost of the summer program is $995.

Spring Semester (2016)
Sun Jan 17, 2016 ALPT & Orientation
Mon Jan 18, 2016 First Day of classes
Monday Jan 25, 2016 Holiday (Official Holiday)
Friday 18 Mar – Sat April 9, 2016 Easter Break
Mon Apr 25, 2016 Holiday (Official Holiday)
Sun May 1, 2016 Holiday (Official Holiday)
Mon May 2, 2016 Holiday (Official Holiday)
Wed May 25, 2016 Last Day of Classes
Thu May 26, 2016 Final Exam

Summer Session 1
Sun July 10, 2016 First day of classes
Mon July 11, 2016 Outing to : Egyptian Museum
Thu July 14, 2016 Outing to : Khan Al khalili
Sat July 16, 2016 Outing to : Pyramids
Tue July 19, 2016 Outing to : Al Azhar Park
Sun July 24, 2016 Outing to : Coptic Cairo
Tue July 26, 2016 Outing to :The Mosque of ibn Tulun
Sun July 31, 2016 Outing to :Felucca
Thu August 4, 2016 Last day of Classes

Summer Session 2
Sun August 7, 2016 First day of classes
Mon August 8, 2016 Outing to: Citadel
Thu August 11, 2016 Outing to: Islamic Cairo & Khan al-Khalili Market
Sun August 14, 2016 Outing to: House of Gayer-Anderson
Tue August 16, 2016 Outing to: Coptic Cairo
Sun August 21, 2016 Outing to: Egyptian Museum
Thu August 25 , 2016 Outing to:Al Azhar Park
Sun August 28, 2016 Outing to : The Museum of Islamic Arts
Thu August 30, 2016 Last day of classes

Monthly Programs

Arab Academy study programs run all year round. We normally start a course on the first Sunday of every month. We also run short term and flexible programs for students with tight schedules. The table below displays when each session begins and when it ends. You may register for as many sessions as you wish.

Starting Date End Date Official Holidays
Sun January 3, 2016 Thu January 28, 2016 Tue January 7 – Coptic Christmas Day / Monday January 25 – Revolution Day
Sun February 7, 2016 Thu March 3, 2016
Sun March 6, 2016 Thu March 31, 2016
Sun April 3, 2016 Thu April 28, 2016 April 25 – Sinai Liberation Day
Sun May 2, 2016 Thu May 29, 2016 May 1 – Labour day / May 2 – Spring festival
Sun June 5, 2016 Thu June 30, 2016
Sun July 3, 2016 Thu July 28, 2016 July 7 – 9 Eid Al-Fitr
Sun August 7, 2016 Thu September 1, 2016
Sun September 4, 2016 Thu September 29, 2016 Sep 13 –Sep 15 Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Sun October 2, 2016 Thu October 27, 2016 Oct 3 – Islamic New Year / Oct 6 – 6 Armed Forces Day
Sun November 6, 2016 Thu December 1, 2016
Sun December 4, 2016 Thu December 29, 2016 Dec 12 – Prophet Mohamed’s birthday

Phone: +20 111 670 4021 - +20 111 218 0305
Fax: +20 227955201
3 Alif Kamil El-Shinnawi Street,
Garden City 11451, Cairo , Egypt