Alexandria, Egypt

Adviser Name(s):Rohayma Rateb
Phone: +2-03-54 613 57 | Fax: +2-03-54 584 75
Mailing Address: AMIDEAST 15 Abdel Hamid El Abady Street. Roshdy. Alexandria. Egypt
Walk-Up Address: Same as mailing address
Center Hours:Monday - Thursday:  10:00 - 16:00
 Friday - Saturday:  Closed
 Sunday:  10:00 - 16:00

Center Website: www.amideast.org

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Center Description: The EducationUSA Center in Alexandria is based at AMIDEAST, a private, nonprofit organization that strengthens mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa.

The EducationUSA advising Center provides numerous educational services, including free introductory public information sessions on various aspects of U.S. education, individual consultations on U.S. study, and application support services.

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Undergraduate Group Admissions Session in February 2013

Advising Center Services

Cost Service
Free One-on-one advising
Free Advising by appointment
Free Drop-in advising
Free Regularly scheduled introductory presentations / sessions
Free Computer / internet access/use
Free Library hours
Free Test preparation courses
Free English language courses
Free Credential attestation

Higher Education Fairs

1 Organizer: Council of International Schools
Dates: 2014-10-11
Anticipated Audience: Undergraduate and graduate
For More Information: www.cois.org

Program Highlights

Annual College Fair

The American College Fair is always a success in Alexandria. The quality of student turnout is very rewarding for all AMIDEAST and EducationUSA. We receive positive feedback from the fair participants. The ratio of undergraduate students is increasing gradually over the years due to the extensive promotion to all high schools. The fair is a very high profile event with good attendance and we receive considerable attention from academic community in Alexandria.

Outreach Programs

Outreach is a priority at the advising offices in Alexandria and is done in partnership with the U.S. Embassy. A variety of activities have been carried out to inform large numbers of students and professionals about U.S. educational opportunities. Presentations are routinely made to local institutions, NGOs and also in more distant and underserved areas all over Egypt to encourage diversity on US campuses and reach marginalized populations.

Specialized advising sessions in Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Law, Engineering, Business fields of study in the U.S.

We offer specialized advising sessions in Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Law, Engineering, Business fields of study in the U.S. to accommodate all students inquiries in different fields.

Competitive College Club (CCC)

CCC is for students needing guidance in the admissions process for highly selective US universities that will meet each student's academic and financial need. This club is open to any high school student in grades 10 and 11 residing in Alexandria and who has an average of at least 92% in school. Meetings cover test taking strategies, reading assignments, writing workshops, applications guidance, cultural exchange, community service activities and more!

Opportunity Grants (OG)

The U.S. Department of State Opportunity Grant is designed to support the application process to US higher education institutions for students who are highly qualified but are unable to cover the expenses of applying. The initiative provides funds to cover the costs faced by talented but financially disadvantaged Egyptian students who are not eligible for or funded by other U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs.

High School Counselor's Network

The center in Alexandria launched a high school counselor network in 2008 for counselors and administrators at various international schools throughout the city. The group meets every two months to discuss various admissions topics, updates in scholarships and funding, and learn about developments in the
Egyptian education system. The network continues to grow, and through this network we are able to set-up school visits for U.S. universities, recruit for high school programs like Opportunity and the Competitive Club, and learn valuable information about current trends and issues at local secondary

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events are currently scheduled.

Special Programs

Name of program: Competitive College
Contact: Rohayma Rateb rrateb@amideast.org
Brief description of the award, application process:
EducationUSA Competitive College Clubs (CCC) help the best and brightest students apply to competitive U.S. colleges and universities. CCC advisers work intensively to prepare students for the application process. CCC advisers organize student activities including study groups, intensive SAT and ACT preparation, reading assignments, lectures, and community service projects. Students sign a contract detailing their responsibilities, which include attending all meetings during the school year and summer sessions.

Name of program: Opportunity
Contact: Rohayma Rateb rrateb@amideast.org
Brief description of the award, application process:
Opportunity funds, available through EducationUSA advising centers in many countries, support exceptionally well-qualified students of limited financial means with the up-front costs of applying to undergraduate or graduate degree programs at accredited U.S. colleges and universities. Opportunity funds may be used to pay the costs of test preparation and fees, visa and application fees, transportation costs, books, and settling-in allowances.

Scheduled Pre-Departure Orientations

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Country-based Financial Aid Opportunities

No Financial Aid Opportunities at this time.


EducationUSA CCC intern in Alexandria fall 2010- Connor Larkin from Wesleyan University.

Competitive College Club students of Alexandria, Egypt

Competitive College Club students of Alexandria, Egypt (CCC Alexandria Video No.2)

Competitive College Club students of Alexandria, Egypt video series on studying in the U.S.