Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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 professor 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.

Visit the DPMI Client project page for more information.

Program Dates & Schedule

January 2018 (We will confirm if this program will be offered in 2018 by September 1, 2017)


Sunday – Thursday


American University in Cairo


  • Laila Moshneb, Assistant Dean, AUC School of Global Affairs and Public Policy 
  • Khalid Abdel Halim, AUC Professor


  • To apply: Email Carolyn Meyer at cmtaylor@miis.edu
  • General Application Deadline: October 31, 2017


Eygpt Program Fees & Details

  • To be announced by September 1

Note: Students will stay in dorms on AUC's New Cairo Campus. Food, airfare, vaccinations, visa fees, and other misc. travel costs not included in program fees.


  • 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.

Pre-requisite Training

  1. ICC pre-departure training - all MIIS students departing on January international practica must attend a mandatory ICC workshop in November 11, 2017 from 9am-12pm.
  2. A one credit spring 2017 Project Management workshop led by Dr. Beryl Levinger is mandatory for all MIIS students planning to have the DPMI Cairo training fulfill the DPMI Plus training requirement. 

Note - accepted participants who have conflicts with either of these courses should notify Carolyn Meyer at cmtaylor@miis.edu as soon as possible.