OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Middle East

API: United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sharjah

Program Administrator: 
API
Country: 
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Host Institution: 

The American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 and is consciously based upon the American system of higher education. The beautiful campus has been described by many as the “jewel of Sharjah” and is itself a must-see destination for tourists and dignitaries alike. Thoroughly grounded in Arab culture, AUS is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, serving students from the region and around the world. AUS is accredited in the U.S. by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and is licensed in the United States by the Department of Education of the State of Delaware. The university is also licensed by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and all undergraduate and graduate programs have been awarded either full or initial accreditation. The School of Business is AACSB accredited, and all six of the bachelor’s degree programs in the AUS College of Engineering are ABET accredited.

Location: 

Adjacent to Dubai, Sharjah is the third largest of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Formed in 1971, the federation comprises the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain. The UAE is located on the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula, bordered to the south and west by Saudi Arabia and to the east by the Sultanate of Oman. Like its neighbor Qatar, the UAE has one of the strongest economies in the region and the world. The Emirates of the UAE have made great strides in reinvesting their wealth with an eye toward economic and environmental sustainability. Sharjah is known as the “Cultural Capital of the UAE,” and has quite a lively history itself. Uniquely located on world trade routes and the only Emirate with direct access to both the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, Sharjah has developed from a small trading town, relying on fishing and pearl diving, to one of the most modern, dynamic commercial and trade centers in the region.

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Fall/Winter Semester
Summer
Language: 
Arabic
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes with Host-Country and International Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Requirement: 

*Sophomore standing & above
*2.75 minimum GPA

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Visit the API UAE program page for more details.

Program Costs: 

Visit the API UAE program page for more details.

IDEA fees

Academic emphasis: 
Accountancy
Applied Visual Arts
Arabic
Biology
Business Admin.
Business Info. Sys.
Chemical Eng.
Chemistry
Civil Eng.
Computer Sci.
Economics
Elec. & Comp. Eng.
English
Finance
Interior Design
Management
Mathematics
Mechanical Eng.
New Media Comm.
Speech Comm.

IFSA-Butler: Egypt - Arabic Language

Program Administrator: 
IFSA-Butler
Country: 
Egypt
Host Institution: 

Alexandria University

Location: 

Alexandria is the second largest city and the largest seaport in Egypt. It was the the capital of Egypt and home to ancient Greek, Jewish, and Armenian communities until the Arab conquest. The city is a chic, Mediterranean atmosphere with cafes and stunning seaside views. The corniche, which lines the Mediterranean Sea, is the center of both the Alexandria University campus and the city in general and features numerous beaches and lively entertainment.

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
Arabic
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes with US and Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Apartment
Requirement: 

Minimum 3.0 GPA

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 
Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Arabic
Digital Comm Art
Ethnic Studies
History
New Media Comm.
Political Science