Middlebury has decided to suspend the program in Egypt for the academic year 2013-2014. (Students who had been admitted to the program in Egypt will be studying in Amman, Jordan instead.) At this time, we still hope and expect to resume the program in Alexandria in the fall of 2014.
Alexandria, known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean, is Egypt’s second largest city and its largest seaport.
Today Alexandria is a bustling metropolis of almost four million people. In a city where ancient monuments and footsteps of Greeks and Romans give way to modern splendor, Alexandria has a rich cultural diversity all its own. The newly constructed Bibliotheca Alexandrina is adjacent to the university and situated right on the Mediterranean and will eventually hold more than 8 million volumes.
The School in the Middle East is based at Alexandria University, Egypt’s second largest university. With a strong emphasis on research, and a rich background in liberal arts, Alexandria University is an excellent host for students of all academic backgrounds.