The agreement was signed virtually today by Ambassador Theodore H. Kattouf, the president and CEO of AMIDEAST, and Dr. David A. Schmidt, the president of AUD. Also present were Leslie Nucho, AMIDEAST’s vice president for programs, and Dr. Elena Corbett, director of AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs.
This exciting collaboration creates more opportunities for students of diverse academic majors to be part of a vibrant international living and learning community in the MENA region. AUD is accredited in both the United States and the UAE and recognized globally for the international diversity of both its faculty and student body. More than 105 nationalities are represented on AUD's state-of-the-art campus in Dubai Media City, comprising a rich academic and residential living community.
With ABET, AACSB, NAAB and numerous other accreditations, AUD's many schools and departments allow students from a wide variety of academic majors to engage their disciplines with professors and peers from around the world in a MENA region context famous for its global connectivity.
AMIDEAST Education Abroad will roll out details of the new AUD program with three live webinars:
Introducing AUD and Dubai
Monday April 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
This webinar will feature AMIDEAST Education Abroad and AUD colleagues to offer a general overview of the application process, academics, scholarships, housing, and student life.
Select Academic Programs
Thursday April 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
AUD faculty from Business, Engineering, and Architecture will discuss academic programming and other opportunities in these three signature schools.
Middle Eastern Studies and the Clinton Scholarship at AUD
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
Faculty and other colleagues from AUD will talk about immersive opportunities in Middle Eastern Studies, as well as a unique scholarship for students interested in the Middle Eastern Studies Certificate program.
The webinars will be recorded and made available to registrants. In the meantime, AMIDEAST will continue adding information to the program brochure, which can be found here. Applications for the spring '22 semester will open on July 19, 2021.