International Students Programs

International Students Programs

Study Abroad and Student Exchange Programs

The Office of Student Affairs facilitates and manages international student mobility. We encourage students to learn more about opportunities to study abroad. The following are programs that we offer to AURAK students.

3+2 Program

Complete the first three years of your bachelor’s degree at AURAK and finish the last two years in the USA to graduate with both bachelor’s and master’s degree.

With AURAK’s innovative “3+2” program, you will be able to develop your academic know-how and discover your passions, which will elevate your technical knowledge and enhance your employability.

Students undertaking their master’s degree in the USA must meet the entry criteria for the program at the partner university.

3+1 Program

Complete the first three years of your bachelor’s degree at AURAK and finish your fourth and final year in the USA.

AURAK’s “3+1” program, will enable you to learn, grow and be open to a great career anywhere you choose in the world.

Faculty-Led Short-Term Study Abroad

Our faculty-led short-term study abroad programs offer students the opportunity to gain valuable international experience while taking an academic course at the university. These study abroad experience are typically 2 weeks in length and offer an affordable international learning experience.

Our partner universities for the above mentioned programs include University of Texas at Arlington, Wayne State University and University of Wyoming

Student Exchange

Participating in a student exchange program as part of your degree, will enrich your global experience.
Studying abroad will:
• Expand your employment opportunities
• Enable you to make new friends
• Enhance your personal and professional development
• Enable you to learn a new language
• Teach you to appreciate the value of international collaboration
• Provide you with the opportunity to experience different culture

Kevin S. Konecny
Associate Provost for Student Affairs Office of Student Affairs
Email: kevin.konecny@aurak.ac.ae
Phone: +971-7-246-8860

International Students Testimonies

Marc Angelo Acebedo

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.

Tyler Kleinsasser

Tyler Kleinsasser

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!

Radostina Trifonova

Radostina Trifonova

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. 

Last updated: Mar 20, 2023 @ 8:58 am

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