Study Abroad in United Arab Emirates

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Studying Abroad in United Arab Emirates


19 Study Abroad Programs in the United Arab Emirates


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Experience studying abroad at the American University of Sharjah. Students of any nationality can take part in this exchange program and study in one of the university's four colleges, such as the College of Engineering (CEN) or the College of Architecture. The university requires applicants to have a minimum GPA of 2.75.


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API offers comprehensive programs in Sharjah. Participants can study arts and sciences, engineering, architecture, and business, along with many other course subjects. All API programs include airport pickup, an on-site orientation with an English-speaking Resident Director, housing, tuition, medical and life insurance, excursions, social and cultural activities, and a transcript upon completi...


Study in Sharjah, where courtesy and hospitality are cornerstones of the local culture making it a welcoming place to live and study. The American University of Sharjah offers classes taught in English in a wide range of accredited academic fields, including architecture, business and engineering. AUS has a diverse student body and a beautiful campus reflecting Islamic architectural traditions.


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Study Abroad in the United Arab of Emirates with The American University in Dubai. Immerse in a diverse, cosmopolitan and multicultural society while studying a variety of subjects and earning academic credit. Courses include Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science/politics, and Public Management.


This program, first offered in 2012, examines the problem of the "democratic deficit" in the Muslim world, and analyzes the causes and consequences of the recent wave of revolutions against authoritarian rule in the Arab World. In addition, the course will look at the commitment of the United States to the promotion of democratic institutions and values in the Middle East. Case studies include ...


Learn Arabic while experiencing the culture and society of the United Arab Emirates. CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) offers a study abroad program at the American University of Sharjah. Students can spend an academic year studying in the Business, Engineering, Arts and Sciences program which is geared towards international students. Study alongside students from 80 nations ...


The program offers 2 weeks in the whole of courses, lectures and technical visits: 2) - One week in UAE (eg: Fujairah) placed at the end of February for the same above two groups of students from UNIPI and from UAE, that have already attended to the first week in Livorno. The students will attend to (hypothesis to verify) a class of Bunkering Services of Larger Vessels, a class of Internatio...


Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) was once the historical capital of the region. Translated literally from Arabic to English, 'Ras Al Khaimah' means 'Head of the Tent'. The beauty of RAK is reflected in its traditions, historic sites and diverse landscapes. Located at the mouth of the Gulf, only an hour drive from Dubai, RAK is an ideal location for students who want be immersed in Arabic culture yet have e...


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Study Arabic in Dubai or Abu Dhabi with Languages Abroad as part of our popular Live and Learn Program! You'll get the opportunity to learn this iconic language in two of the most fascinating and modern cities in the world! Dubai: Home of the 828 metre high skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa Tower. Dubai is renowned for its massive shopping centres and ultramodern attractions that bring in approx...


Examine critical issues in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a moderate Arab state confronting political responsibilities, modernization, social change, and the effects of regional conflicts and an ensuing refugee crisis. The program looks at the enormous strides Jordan has made in healthcare, literacy, and democratic and economic reform as well as the challenges it faces from a lack of natur...


Study abroad at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in United Arab Emirates. An independent co-education institution of Higher Education, AURAK offers an integrated American-style, undergraduate and graduate program that features a strong emphasis on local indigenous culture. The University boasts handpicked, highly qualified faculty members, ensuring that students get the highest...

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Studying Abroad in United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is becoming an increasingly popular destination for international students who are looking for a location that’s unique, provides amazing cultural immersion, and is relevant to their chosen major. For these students, places like Italy, France, and Spain, are becoming just too common, not to mention the importance of the Middle East in the world economy is ever growing. The U.A.E is especially good for those interested in studying Arabic, Islam, and the unique business practices of the Middle East.

Things to Do

This nation in the Arabian Gulf is a cultural and adventure hotspot. Studying abroad in the United Arab Emirates comes with many perks, including excursions to different cities, all of which have their own appeal. One of the more popular study abroad locations in the UAE, Sharjah, is considered one of Islam’s culture capitals, thanks to a declaration from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the reputation of the emirate's 20-plus museums dedicated to the arts and sciences.

While studying abroad in Sharjah, students should plan a few day trips to neighboring Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where urban development rivals if not totally eclipses those in the best cities of the world. Dubai hosts two architectural and engineering marvels, the Burj Al Arab, dubbed the most luxurious hotel, and the Burj Khalifa, one of the world’s tallest buildings at 2,722 feet. (For comparison, the Empire State Building in New York City is 1,250 feet.)

Studying in Dubai has its share of unique sports, including “dune bashing” — driving a 4x4 truck on desert dunes and participating in sand-borne stunts. Or, use the sand dunes like a snow-covered mountain: grab a snowboard and hit the slopes.

Studying in the U.A.E.

As one of the world’s largest producers and refiners of oil, the UAE is a perfect destination for business, engineering, and science majors who want to study abroad. The American University of Sharjah offers a wonderful mix of courses in engineering, from civil to chemical and from computer to electrical. There are also specialized courses in finance, accounting, economics, or marketing for international students.

Sharjah, one of seven emirates comprising the United Arab Emirates, is about 40 minutes from neighboring Dubai, and its setting is tame and quiet compared to the more cosmopolitan Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Sharjah is the only emirate that bans alcohol and enforces a strict dress code. For students who want to a faster-paced and more liberal environment, study abroad programs at the American University in Dubai are recommended. Among the more popular courses there are architecture, fine arts, engineering, visual arts and Middle Eastern studies.

Living and studying in Dubai may be a bit more expensive than in other emirates. Fortunately, scholarships are available through the Clinton Presidential Foundation. To become one of the William Jefferson Clinton Scholars at the American University in Dubai, students must be currently enrollment in an accredited four-year college or university in the United States, and must demonstrate exemplary academic performance.

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