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Support: AFS provides constant support participants and families
AFS will support participants before, during, and after the program. AFS holds orientations that will allow the participants to be immersed into the culture. The health, safety, and well-being of the participants are the first priority for AFS, and that’s why all Global Families take part in a screening process to confirm that they are able to host a school exchange student.
Egypt’s COVID-19 entry restrictions were lifted on June 17, 2022. Previously, travelers who did not have a valid vaccination certificate needed to take a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test before flying. However, this will be discussed and assessed at time of departure.
Applicants will need to apply for a visa for long stay programmes.
Dietary Customs: Indulge in the Flavours of Egypt
Experience the tantalising flavours of Egyptian cuisine, a delightful blend of vegetables, legumes, and meats that will ignite your taste buds. Egyptian gastronomy is known for its diverse and mouthwatering dishes that cater to various palates. Vegetables and legumes form the backbone of Egyptian cuisine, creating a healthy and vibrant culinary landscape. Alongside these plant-based delights, you’ll find an array of meats, including squab, chicken, and lamb, expertly prepared to satisfy meat enthusiasts. Grilled lamb and beef dishes are especially popular, offering a savory and succulent dining experience.
During your exchange you will be able to immerse yourself in the realm of culinary sophistication as you savor the timeless delicacies, or culinary traditions that dates back to ancient times, showcasing Egypt’s rich gastronomic heritage.
Participants will have access to a range and widely available halaal foods and will experience the Egyptian way of nourishment, characterized by a diverse range of ingredients such as beans, bread, rice, vibrant vegetables, and luscious fruits. During the program there will be opportunities to sample the street food scene and enjoy popular treats like falafel, crispy fried bean balls, and kosher, a mouthwatering combination of rice and lentils available from street vendors throughout Egypt.
Environment and Geography: Discover the Vibrant Cities of Egypt
Embark on a captivating journey through Egypt’s vibrant cities, each with its unique allure. While the majority of our students are hosted in the bustling capital of Greater Cairo, we also offer placements in eight other cities across the country, providing diverse experiences that showcase the beauty and diversity of Egypt.
As the heart of Egypt’s cultural and historical wealth, Cairo is an exhilarating metropolis that captures the essence of the country. However, we also believe in offering our students a wider perspective by providing placements in other captivating cities, allowing them to explore the country’s rich geographical tapestry.
While accommodating boys with host families can be more challenging, we strive to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for all students, regardless of their gender. Our priority is to create enriching experiences that facilitate educational growth and cultural immersion.
Education System: Your Path to Knowledge in Egypt
In Egypt you’ll find a diverse range of schools that we work with that are tailored to meet your unique learning needs and aspirations, ranging from
- Governmental Schools
- Private Schools
- Experimental Schools
- Private Language Schools
- International Schools
As an exchange student, we prioritise placing you in schools that offer exceptional educational opportunities. In some cases, we may also consider experimental school placements to accommodate individual preferences. Our dedicated team is here to support you throughout your educational journey in Egypt and we are committed to providing you with an enriching experience that nurtures your curiosity, expands your knowledge, and helps you thrive academically.