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2 About ALAMEIN UNIVERSITY THE ALAMEIN UNIVERSITY is a newly authorized University under construction that will admit its first class in the Fall semester of 2011. Chartered by the Egyptian Government, ALAMEIN is located on the North Shore of Egypt about one hour west of historic Alexandria in the famed WWII battle grounds of El Alamein. EL ALAMEIN has been rapidly evolving into the Egyptian Riviera and is a most popular summer resort because of its moderate summer climate on the beaches of Egypt’s Mediterranean. THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE at THE ALAMEIN UNIVERSITY is designed to be both academically top tier while also providing an extracurricular life experience unprecedented in higher education. The University campus shares its Mediterranean locale with the Porto Resort and all students will reside in resort housing with full access to all resort amenities including golf courses, tennis courts and marina. THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM of the University will be led by the highly regarded California State University and ALAMEIN students will be eligible for both degrees. Thus, studies completed at the University are fully American accredited through the Western Commission on Higher Education. STUDENTS WILL RESIDE in resort apartments that include private bathrooms, kitchenettes, eating areas and cable television. Their dining choices include an array of resort eateries. The climate on the El Alamein coastline is moderate throughout the school year underscoring the region’s popularity as a resort. THE UNIVERSITY WILL OPEN with an undergraduate degree track program that will, over time, grow to as many as twelve colleges offering bachelors, master’s and doctoral programs including a world class research component.

3 UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE Mansour Amer, Chairman of the University Board of Trustees, is one of Egypt’s most visionary land developers and a passionate advocate for high standards of education for today’s youth. Founder and Chairman of AmerGroup, Mr. Mansour’s development projects are wide-reaching and particularly notable on the Egyptian Mediterranean coast where he has already constructed Porto Marina and Porto World, the beginning of a massive redevelopment project that includes the construction of Alamein University. A highly respected member of Egyptian Parliament, Mr. Mansour is also personally funding a new school in Cairo, The Amer School, in cooperation with Educational Services Overseas Limited which will provide financially needy students with high quality educational opportunities comparable to the best private international schools. The students and their families will pay nothing, as all expenses will be underwritten by Mr. Mansour.

4 UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE Walid Abushakra is Vice-Chairman of the University’s Board and was the driving force in launching the process that led to Egyptian authorization to build and open The Alamein University. Inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Association for the Advancement of International Education, Chairman Abusakra is Chairman of Educational Services Overseas Limited (ESOL) which operates top regarded international schools in Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus and elsewhere. All ESOL international schools have earned American accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and/or from the Council of International Schools. Throughout over five decades of educational leadership, Chairman Abushakra’s awards have also included the Distinguished Service Award from the International Schools Association.

5 UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP Picture of Norman Dr. Norman Smith is the University’s Founding Chancellor and is overseeing the campus construction and staffing for the September 2011 opening. Dr. Smith brings 40 years of higher education experience, most recently as President of Richmond The American International University in London, England. Previously, he was the longest serving President of Wagner College in New York City and the first to ever be designated President Emeritus. Dr. Smith is widely credited with leading Wagner College to its top tier ranking in American higher education. Chancellor Smith has also served as the Assistant Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and the Harvard University John F., Kennedy School of Government. He has been awarded the New York University Presidential Medal for Excellence in Presidential Leadership and is cited as one of Drexel University’s most accomplished alumni. He earned his doctorate from Harvard University and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Philadelphia University, Wagner College and Richmond University. Dr. Smith is native Canadian.

6 Academic Majors The Fall 2011 academic program with open with and be limited to the first year undergraduate core curriculum. Beginning academic majors will commencement with the second year of study, as is typical in the American higher education model. The University will eventually grow to at least ten colleges. For the 2012-13 academic year, the choices of academic major will include business, finance and economics; international relations; communications; psychology; history. For the first five years, academic degree pursuits will be limited to the BS degree. In subsequent years, master’s degrees will be introduced followed by doctoral studies. Ultimately, the University aspires to also be a research university. The Alamein University has been authorized to offer degree studies in the following areas: College of Economics & Business College of Engineering College of Science College of Tourism & Hotel Management College of Social & Human Sciences College of Agriculture & Horticulture College of Media College of Education College of Fine Arts College of Pharmacy College of Nursing College of Social Service

7 Student Life, resort-style Pictures of accommodations inside and out All work and no play has long been regarded as not the best way to live life and The Alamein University undergraduate experience completely adheres to the importance of extra-curricular opportunity. The three to four years most university students live and learn should be happily memorable both in and out of the classroom. Porto resort offers Alamein University students every recreational opportunity imaginable including a complete fitness center, golf courses, tennis courts, boating and other water recreational sports, biking, etc. Additionally, the resort provides over 128 shops and xx restaurants. There are too many choices for Alamein students ever to express boredom.

8 APPLICATION PROCESS Applications for admission to the Fall 2011 class will be accepted beginning September 2010. An electronic application will appear at this website that can be submitted on- line. Applications for scholarship and need-based financial aid will also be available at that time. Check this website periodically for more information about the application process. For Fall 2010, admission is limited to the first year (Freshman) core undergraduate program.

9 TUITION & FEES 2011-2012 Full Time annual * tuition ……………………………..…… US 19,800 Full Time annual* on-resort student housing ………………. 3,000 Full Time annual* in-resort food ……………………………. 3,600 Estimated expenses for books & supplies …………………. 5,000 No added charge for campus wide, wireless, broad-band internet with Skype capability. No added charge for use of resort recreational facilities including golf course. *annual is defined as beginning with the fall semester in September through the end of classes in May. Tuition payments will be due half in mid-August before the beginning of the fall semester and in mid- December before the beginning of the spring semester. A $500 non-refundable deposit will be required upon accepting the admit offer no later than May 2011.

10 From the Chancellor I am pleased to welcome you to join me at The Alamein University for its inaugural academic year in September 2011. You will be part of the pioneering first generation of Alamein undergraduates helping inaugurate what we are committed to building into a world-class university of wide reaching distinction. From the beginning, we are staffing the University with a first rate faculty staffed principally from the rich resources of our partner, California State University. Thus, even the inaugural cohort of first year students will receive their instruction from the best educators that American higher education has to offer. As each year of your University experience progresses, you will be witness to and a participant in an exciting growth evolution. We intend to make the University a lifetime source of pride for its graduates One of the distinctive strengths of Alamein University will be its international reach. We aspire to make the University attractive to a cultural diverse student body. I have long been an advocate of world awareness. Globalization is real and today’s university students are best served if they are prepared to interact effectiveness among diverse cultures. As an ‘international’ university, Alamein will be ever committed preparing its graduates to take a leadership role on the world stage. I invite you to be part of the beginning of Alamein University’s tremendous future. The sky is the limit. Come fly there with us. Dr. Norman Smith Founding Chancellor

11 El Alamein and environs Pictures/map of region to Alexandria Historically, El Alamein is perhaps best known as a turning point battle site during World War II when British Field Marshall Montgomery, ‘The Hero of El Alamein’ defeated the legendary Nazi “Desert Fox” Rommel. The Mediterranean shore is has some of the most historic locales in the world, most notably in Alexandria, about an hour east of The Alamein University. In addition to being Egypt’s second largest city, Alexandria was home to one of the ancient seven wonders of the world, the Alexandria Lighthouse along with the oldest library in the history of mankind. Today, El Alamein is part of a Mediterranean shoreline building boom that is rapidly turning the region into a resort center that may someday rival the French and Italian Riviera. The Egypt Riviera’s southerly locale makes the year round temperature more conducive to resort activity. During the summer months, the weather by the Mediterrean is so much more moderate than inland centers like Cairo that the destination draws massive tourist trade that is behind the development boom

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