International Students Programs
International Students Programs
Welcome and Introduction
Thank you for your interest in the American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s (AURAK) Department of International Programs and Partnership (DIPP). We welcome and invite you to learn more about exchange / study abroad opportunities and how the DIPP can support you to see the world, experience a new style of education, witness a new way of life, make new relationships, and strengthen your international profile.
The DIPP is dedicated to developing partnerships with international institutions to expand opportunities for students both incoming to AURAK and outgoing to a partner institution for a study abroad experience. International students attending AURAK can also take advantage of AURAK courtesy services, some for a minimal fee, and the international student adoption program.
Choosing an international university experience is a significant and exciting decision. We strongly encourage you to consider AURAK as your destination. You can experience learning in a safe and enriched environment within a diverse, English speaking multilingual and international university with students, faculty, and staff from more than fifty (50) nationalities.
AURAK offers a variety of ideal academic programs that are tailored to meet international study abroad requirements and expectations. Make AURAK your study abroad / exchange destination.
We look forward to working with you and providing an exceptional study abroad/exchange learning experience.
Dr. Denise Gifford
Associate Provost – Office of Student Success / Associate Professor – Education
American University of Ras Al Khaimah
International Students Testimonies
Marc Angelo Acebedo
Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, New College of Florida--the Honor's State College
Making the decision to study abroad in the UAE has been one of the most transforming experiences of my life. Nothing beats meeting the amazing people and connections I made here–the international office at AURAK has helped me quickly find a good internship opportunity at the EGA (Electronic Government Authority). The international office was also thoughtful to fully fund my trips to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Oman with friends. Being immersed in a completely different culture definitely forces you to see the world from a perspective different than your own, and there is no experience more humbling than that. The one thing I will never forget about living in Ras al-Khaimah will be all of the friendships and connections I made.
Civil Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
My experience at AURAK in the Fall of 2018 was amazing! I met so many new friends from Ras Al Khaimah and from all over the world. I learned a lot about civil engineering and also about the local language and culture. During my time at AURAK, I also had the opportunity to travel to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, and even Oman. Overall, living in Ras Al Khaimah and attending AURAK is the coolest thing I have ever done in my entire life. To all my AURAK friends: I miss you, and I hope to see you again soon!
Business Administration, La Rochelle Business School Excelia
My experience in AURAK has been life changing. It gave me the opportunity to discover the beautiful culture of the UAE, the religion and values. Despite the cultural differences, I have met so many amazing people and managed to create strong friendship through the whole year. I have followed the American educational system and in the same time i travelled a lot in the Arab world.
I will never forget my year here, it just can not be explained with words- it should be experienced.