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  • Locations: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission 20-AUG-2020 22-DEC-2020
Year 2020-2021 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Arabic, English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Margaret Walter Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Arabic, Architecture, Art - Studio Art, Biology, Chemistry, Commerce, Communications, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Drama, Economics, Education, Engineering, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, Geography, Geology, History, Linguistics, Mathematics & Statistics, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Medical, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Urban and Environmental Planning, Urban Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality
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

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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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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