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  • Locations: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Option: Residence Hall Minimum GPA: 3.0
Program Type: Approved Language of Instruction: Arabic, English
Class Eligibility: 2.Sophomore Academic Area: Acting/Performance Art, Arabic, Arabic Language & Literature, Architecture, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Culture, Design, Earth Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Film, Geography, Government, Health Science, History, International Relations, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics & Statistics, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Sciences, Sociology, Studio Arts, Theater/Drama, Urban Design, Urban Studies, Women's & Gender Studies
Program Advisor: Contact the Wang Center for advising
Program Description:

Business, Engineering, Arts + Sciences

SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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Program Overview

Named “the capitol of Islamic Culture” for its efforts to preserve and promote culture, Sharjah is a great place to explore how tradition and modern life converge. Develop your Arabic language skills with courses taught in English at CIEE’s partner school, American University of Sharjah (AUS), across an array of subjects, including biology, chemistry, communications, literature, engineering, environmental science, history, mathematics, and more. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

AACSB Accreditation
Business classes are offered in English at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). The CIEE-administered class, “Intercultural Communications and Leadership” (starting in Spring 2020), is not included on the AUS transcript.

Unique Experiences

ATTEND A CUTTING-EDGE UNIVERSITY

with students from 93 nations.

RAMP UP YOUR ARABIC LANGUAGE SKILLS

while you learn about the UAE’s impact on global business and cultural exchange.

SEE MORE OF THE GULF REGION

with trips to Dubai, Al-Ain, and Abu Dhabi.

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Excursions & Activities

  • See the world from Dubai's highest tower, Burj Khalifa.
  • Try the traditional mode of local transportation – camel.
  • Count stars in the night sky on a desert safari.
  • See more of the region, such as Al Ain Oasis (known for its underground irrigation system), Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where old (like the largest mosque in the UAE, Sheikh Zayed Mosque) meets new; Masdar City (moving toward use of only solar and other renewable energies); and Oman, a country in stark contrast to conservative UAE.
  • Visit Sharjah museums, galleries, and traditional souks.
  • Jump into university life with student clubs, and connect with UAE and other international students.

Projects

  • Volunteer and give back through local NGOs or participate in university student clubs and organizations. It’s a great way to get closer to the Emirati community.
  • Meet up with a conversation partner to coax along your growing Arabic skills.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week orientation – an introduction to Emirati culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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This program is currently not accepting applications.