Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is considered as the largest City in Arab World and Africa with population ranging above 12 million and area around 453km2. Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture (although this name is not accurate since there are more than ten times this number of mosques in Cairo today), Cairo has a mix of historical and modern cultural sights. The 7000 years old city has a lot of places you can't miss.
In the north of the city, lies the delta of river Nile. In the south, east and west of Cairo, the extensive desert regions are located. The weather in Cairo is always warm or hot and the nights are cool. Cairo being the hub of almost the entire Egyptian transportation network, it’s always easy to find different methods of transportation for within Cairo or outside
Cairo is located on the banks and islands of the Nile River in the north of Egypt, immediately south of the point where the river leaves its desert-bound valley and breaks into two branches into the low-lying Nile Delta region. Cairo International Airport receives airlines from many world destinations and it is the country’s premier airport. It was voted one of the three most improved airports in 2010.
Both Kasr Al-Ainy School of Medicine and the hotel where you’ll stay in are around 30 minutes away from Cairo International Airport. Send us your exact arrival time and flight details and your Contact person will be there to pick you up from the airport and help you check in the Hotel.
Kasr Al-Ainy Hospital, founded in 1827, is the biggest & oldest public hospital in Egypt and in the Middle East. Since it serves most Egyptian governorates, doctors are able to come in contact with an enormous number of patients from all over the country, becoming familiar with the most chronic and endemic diseases in Egypt.
Available Departments for Exchange: 1-Gynaecology/Obstetrics, 2-Tropical Medicine & Infectious Diseases, 3-Cardiology, 4-Oncology, 5-Ophthalmology, 6-Paediatrics, 7-Clinical Pathology, 8-Radiology, 9-General Surgery, 10-Plastic Surgery, 11-Rheumatology & 12-Neonatology
During your stay in Egypt you are going to reside in King's Hotel, a well-known 3 stars hotel. The hotel is centrally located in the safe prestigious district of Dokki. It's a 10 minute drive from the Egyptian museum and Cairo downtown and lies within a walking distance from the University of Cairo and the medicine school. There's a nearby subway (Metro) station. Students will stay in double or triple air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. Hotel Facilities: free Towels, Linen, Luggage Storage, internet access, Air Condition, safety deposit box & free kitchen facilities. Plus different cuisines Restaurants, Laundry, Telephone/Fax Facilities, 24 Hour Reception, Travel Desk/Travel Info, Lift / Elevator. Boarding: You will be served breakfast by all the hotels during the scientific & social program all the days of your stay. Lunch will be provided during the training days in the hospital restaurant in return of lunch coupons you will get in your welcoming package on the first day of the scientific program.
Our Social coordinators will organize all kinds of outings, activities and trips during your stay.
On the weekdays, after the scientific program you’ll get to visit The citadel of Cairo & Islamic Cairo, The famous Cairo Bazaar (Khan El Khalili), Exciting Cruise in the Nile River, The Egyptian museum, The Coptic museum, Old historical churches and mosques, Cairo tower, The blossoming botanic gardens & amusement parks, Shopping malls all over Cairo… and much more.
On the weekends, we organize various trips to different parts of Egypt like, The Giza tour, Trip to Alexandria, Dahab, Hurghada, Luxor & Aswan, Oasis….and much more
I came to Cairo University for research exchange. I did 4 weeks here. They were awesome. The 1st two weeks, I went in the clinic. I saw patients and the doctors were very helpful. They taught me a lot of things. Then I did my research part which is about some of the latest discoveries in ophthalmology. I visited the pediatrics hospital to see some rare cases there. I did a lot of work here. But I also had spare time to meet with friends and a lot of people here from Egypt and also from other countries which was an awesome experience and I hope I’ll come again to Egypt. And I advise you to do so too – Tudor Frunza from Romania
I’ve spent an amazing 4 weeks in Egypt with amazing doctors and students, they’re my friends now. The training with Dr. Hussein Khairy was more than amazing. I got to attend different surgical operations. – Onur Kagnici from Turkey.
Is Egypt safe? During the past year you must have heard a lot about the Egyptian Revolution in Tahrir and the protests taking place calling for changing the regime in Egypt. Although the media has played an important part of this revolution, one must not forget that unfortunately the media sometimes may lead us astray by not showing us the complete picture of what’s happening. For example, in December 2011, Cairo along with a few other governorates has witnessed peaceful parliamentary elections. Did you know that Atletico Madrid took a tour to Egypt at exactly the same time as the elections? The touristic sites are still crowded with thousands of tourists from all over the world. The streets near the Pyramids till this day are full of tour buses. The nightlife vibe still has not left Cairo. Various cultural events are still taking place all around Cairo. Schools and universities are still running normally. Plus we as medical student don’t want to carry the guilt if one of you got injured or otherwise harmed so, as long as we tell you to come we guarantee to you that Egypt is 100% safe.
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