Study in the UAE, and you will certainly learn a lot about the Emirate culture. However, Emirates only make up approximately 20% of the country’s population, with the remainder coming from all over the Arab-Islamic world, and beyond! While most people speak English, walk the streets and you will hear conversations in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Tagalog, English, and any number of other languages. You will come away from this study abroad experience with wide knowledge and insight into a broad range of world cultures. The UAE is the place to discover the real meaning of the word internationalization.
There is a range of study abroad opportunities, from large public universities to smaller private colleges, and everything in between. Many of these will be accredited both by the UAE’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) and by an accrediting agency in another country. For example, the American University of Sharjah (AUS) is accredited jointly by MOHESR and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the US. Not only that, but AUS’s individual programs are accredited to the “gold standard” within the US system (i.e. AACSB, ABET, and NAAB). This means that students can continue with their major studies in confidence at a high-quality university while experiencing all of the benefits and adventures that studying abroad in the UAE has to offer.
Over the last two decades, the number of colleges and universities in Dubai has increased significantly. Students have a wide variety of study programs to choose from be it in university or in colleges.
There are students from all over the world coming to pursue further education in Dubai. The country is safe and the culture is diverse. The students here are welcomed by the nationals and women are treated with respect. People from mother nationalities practice their religion easily without any external fear in Dubai.