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  • Locations: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/06/2024 ** 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 Standing: 2 - Sophomore Program Type: Affiliated Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75 Language of Instruction: Arabic, English
Click here for a definition of this term Area(s) of Study: Art and Art Studio, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering (all), English, Foreign Language - Other, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies Click here for a definition of this term Estimated Cost of Attendance: $18,001 - $20,000
Program Description:

CIEE Business, Engineering, Arts and Sciences Program in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Develop your Arabic language skills and your understanding of the Gulf region’s role in the Arab World and the global economy, in Sharjah. In addition to intensive language study and courses in Middle Eastern and Gulf studies, study abroad in the UAE offers you innovative activities and excursions, that allow you to immerse yourself in local culture and witness the daily intersection of traditional values and modern realities.

The Business, Engineering, Arts and Sciences study abroad program at the CIEE Study Center at the American University of Sharjah is designed to help students improve their Arabic language skills, develop an understanding of the Gulf region and its role in the Arab World and global economy, and learn firsthand about the daily intersection of traditional values and modern realities. Through direct matriculation in Arabic language and area studies courses at the American University of Sharjah, and innovative program activities and excursions, students become immersed in the cultural and social life of the University and local community.

Study abroad  in Sharjah and you will:

  • Study alongside students from 80 nations at a cutting-edge university that combines traditional Gulf culture with a U.S. style education
  • Improve your Arabic language skills while exploring UAE’s role as a global hub for trade, business, and cultural exchange
  • Take innovative courses in social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, business, engineering, architecture, and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Explore the UAE through CIEE excursions to Dubai, Al-Ain, and Abu Dhabi and participate in various student clubs and organizations at the University
Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.