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Study Abroad Advisor:
Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Sarah Malloy
Credit Hours Available:
Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study:
American Studies, Arabic, Architecture, Art, Biology, Business (Economics), Business (General), Chemistry, Communication, Community Health Promotion, Comp Lit and Cultural Studies, Computer Science, Drama, Earth Science, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Soil & Water Sci, Gender Studies, Geography, Graphic Design, Health Science, History, Humanities, International Relations, Journalism, Mathematics, Middle East Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
With the world’s tallest structure and a man-made archipelago in the shape of a palm tree, the United Arab Emirates will fascinate you with its engineering feats alone. Add its location along the Persian Gulf and rich oil reserves that feed into the global economy, and it’s a truly interesting place to see how tradition and modern life converge, while you learn about Arabian culture and develop your Arabic language skills.
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 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.
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.
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
Field trips and cultural activities
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
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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