Studying abroad at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) allows you to direct enroll in high quality courses in your major discipline, while studying Arabic and learning about the Gulf Arab, Islamic and Middle Eastern cultures (our 6,000 students hail from 94 countries across the Arab/Islamic world and beyond!). The AUS campus is located at the intersection of four very different worlds: the traditional Arab city of Sharjah (named by ISESCO as the 2014 Capital of Islamic Culture and by UNESCO as the 1998 Cultural Capital of the Arab World - and currently the Capital of Arab Tourism); the bustling metropolis of Dubai, widely known for icons such as the tallest building in the world, an indoor ski slope, and palm islands; the wide open desert where students can experience a desert safari, ride camels, and experience life as a Bedouin; and finally the Indian Ocean resort shoreline where snorkeling and traditional water sports abound.
International students are welcome to take courses in all four colleges and schools at the American University of Sharjah, including: College of Architecture, Art and Design; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Engineering; and School of Business and Management. We offer specialty courses such as: Islamic Banking, Middle Eastern Studies, and Islamic Architecture.
AUS is a member of the ISEP network, and is a study abroad destination for CIEE, API, and IFSA-Butler. In addition, AUS has bilateral exchange agreements with several universities in the including: American University (US), George Washington University (US), James Madison University (US), Louisiana State University (US), Miami University Ohio (US), Simon Fraser University (Canada), Southern Utah University (US), University of South Carolina Business School (US), etc.
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Costs and services vary by program (e.g. ISEP Exchange, ISEP-Direct, CIEE, API, IFSA-Butler, Visiting Student).
Quoted price includes: tuition, student activity fees, health insurance and access to on-campus health clinic, sharing room dormitory, one-year student visa, and one transcript.
Additional costs include: meals (estimated at USD 1,550 per semester), books (estimated at USD 175 per semester), and personal expenses (estimated at approx. USD 1,000 per semester for local transport and entertainment).
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