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National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

The NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications. NACADA also serves as an advocate for effective academic advising by providing a Consulting and Speaker Service, an Awards Program, and funding for Research related to academic advising.

The National Academic Advising Association evolved from the first National Conference on Academic Advising in 1977 and has over 10,000 members representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and several other international countries. Members represent higher education institutions across the spectrum of Carnegie classifications and include professional advisors/counselors, faculty, administrators and students whose responsibilities include academic advising.

NACADA functions with volunteer leadership with support from the NACADA Executive Office. Members have full voting rights and elect the national board of directors as well as other leaders within the organization. NACADA is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)3 non-profit educational association incorporated in Kansas.

At AUK, we use the NACADA model for advising students. For more information please visit the AAC at AUK or visit the NACADA website: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. Founded in 1919, NASPA comprises more than 13,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories.

NASPA members serve a variety of functions and roles, including the vice president and dean for student life, as well as professionals working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment.

For more information please visit: http://www.naspa.org

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Kuwait Culture Office

The Cultural Office of the Kuwait Embassy seeks to promote the higher education plans and strategies of the Kuwaiti government by placing its scholars in quality programs, and preparing them for the market needs of the country. In addition, the Office aims to establish and strengthen its links with American educators and institutions of higher learning for the benefit of Kuwait. Furthermore, the Cultural Office is committed to establishing linkages and cooperative endeavors to enhance cross-cultural understanding between Kuwait and American Society at large.




AmidEast Kuwait (Testing Center)

AMIDEAST is a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.


Private Universities Council (PUC)

Private universities' council is a government institution chaired by Minister of Higher Education and membership of 8 of experts and specialized in high education of those who shall have no direct or indirect contribution to any educational institution throughout the period of their membership. Such Members shall be appointed by an order of Council of Ministers upon presentation of Minister of High Education. Their appointment's period shall be for three years renewable for a similar one.



LOYAC is a non-profit organization working towards the overall development of the youth. It is headquartered in Al Qibliya School, Kuwait City.


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Princeton Review


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