Most of the people I spoke with about my move asked me the same question: why Egypt? As some of you know, my major is Political Science with a concentration in International Studies. I went to the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for my undergraduate studies. When it came time to apply for graduate schools, I thought any other city would have been a step down. What city in the US is more politically focused than DC? None. So I looked overseas for a school and found the American University in Cairo. Not only is the school accredited in the United States, but all the classes are taught in English. I was sold. I thought living four blocks from the White House was amazing, but now I get to live on an island in the Nile near the Pyramids.