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Nile Union Academy - Egypt


NUA exists to promote God’s work in the lives of young people. Our mission is to educate young believers to use their head, heart, and hands for God. 

Provide an English education (NAD standards) and leadership abilities. Also, provide mentorship and exposure to different cultures. 


Nile Union Academy is a boarding school with 8th grade through 12th grade. There are two dorms and several campus homes for the teachers on campus, as well as a church where all the staff and students attend on Sabbath. The students have class and work during the day. On Saturday nights, everyone gets out to socialize and play sports. The academy is located in Cairo and volunteers will have the opportunity to go visit the Great Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and other sights in the area. 


Quick Info

Average fundraising goal $3,500
Living Allowance About $60 US dollars per month
Requirements 1+ years college experience and an education major is preferred, but not required.
Language Arabic and English (all students and staff speak decent English).
Timeline Full year and semester options available. School starts in mid-August and goes until late May or early June.


  • Assistant Dean of Girls 

  • Assistant Dean of Guys 

  • Music Teacher 

  • Math Teacher 

  • Preschool Teacher 

  • History/Geography Teacher 

  • Health/Physical Education Teacher 

More Info

Some meals are provided from the cafeteria, but volunteers will have a kitchen they can use to cook their own food. There are markets everywhere to buy fruit and vegetables. Some of the staple food items include rice, bread, beans, and vegetables. There are also restaurants nearby that serve crepes and sandwiches. One restaurant close by sells chicken pasta and koshary, which is an Egyptian dish. 

Volunteers will live in apartments on campus. All rooms have air conditioning and beds. However, it gets cold in the winter so you will want a blanket. There is a common kitchen and living room area for the volunteers. They also have a soccer field, volleyball court, basketball court, and a small gym on campus. There is internet on campus and the school takes tithe and internet out of your monthly stipend.