International Programs

International Programs provide students with transformative experiences and unique opportunities for growth, with the support of professional guidance and resources. In collaboration with partner universities, AUK offers its students opportunities to study or intern abroad, while opening its doors for incoming undergraduate and graduate students to study and intern on Campus. Students can also study or intern at non-partner universities of their choice by liaising with the International Programs coordinator at AUK and the chosen university.
 
AUK has agreements with the following institutions:

Dartmouth College, founded in 1769, is a member of the Ivy League, a group of eight of the most distinguished universities in the United States. Dartmouth is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, a town of 11,000 residents. It is situated on the Connecticut River, which is the border between New Hampshire and Vermont. The school offers a liberal arts undergraduate education and professional schools of medicine, business administration, and engineering. Dartmouth also offers 17 Ph.D. programs in the arts and sciences. Internationally renowned for its focus on undergraduate liberal arts education, Dartmouth’s educational experience is marked by close interaction between faculty and students.
 
*AUK covers housing, meal plans, and airfare for a summer program for selected applicants. The student is responsible for paying AUK tuition.

The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington's vision of an institution in the nation's capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia with more than 26,000 students from all 50 states, the District, and 130 countries. GW offers a rich range of disciplines from forensic science and creative writing, to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, law, and public policy.
 
*AUK covers tuition, housing, meal plans, and airfare for a summer program for selected applicants.
** For fall & spring, the student pays AUK tuition, and is responsible for all other finances. The student can apply for housing through the host institution.

Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading regional English-language university and a hub for intellectual, social, and cultural life. With a community of students and faculty members representing more than 60 countries, AUC is a crossroad for the world's cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across cultures. AUC offers 36 undergraduate, 44 master's and two PhD programs rooted in a liberal arts education that encourages students to think critically and find creative solutions for conflicts and challenges facing both the region and the world.
 
* The program occurs in fall & spring. The student pays AUK tuition and is responsible for all other finances. The student can apply for housing through the host institution.

Established in 1872 as the École Libre des Sciences Politiques, Sciences Po is generally considered one of the world's most reputable and prestigious schools of social sciences. Sciences Po covers political science as well as economics, history, sociology, law, finance, business, communication, social and urban policy, management, and journalism.
 
Students earn 12 credit hours and have the option of studying at one of the school's seven urban campuses, each of which specialize in different areas of the world. These are located in Paris, Reims, Le Havre, Dijon, Nancy, Poitiers, or Menton.
 
* The program occurs in fall & spring. The student pays AUK tuition and is responsible for all other finances. The student can apply for housing through the host institution.

Since 2005, AUK and Dartmouth College have provided unique experiential learning internships (non-credit) for students of both institutions. The Dartmouth-to-AUK internships are administered through the AUK-Dartmouth Program Office at Dartmouth; the AUK-to-Dartmouth internships are administered through AUK’s Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

The program offers AUK students the chance to intern in Dartmouth for 7 weeks in the summer. AUK covers housing, meal plans, and airfare for the selected students.

To be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at time of application
  • Minimum of 30 credit hours at time of application
  • Minimum age of 18 at start of program
  • No Code of Conduct holds

For more information, email studyabroad@auk.edu.kw or access the Student Affairs page on Moodle

Gain a competitive edge by studying at one of AUK’s partner institutions. AUK offers programs that send qualified students for a semester or year to pursue full-time studies, allowing the student to pay local (AUK) tuition and fees. Some programs also provide students with housing, meal plans, airfare and tuition. 

To be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at time of application
  • Minimum of 30 credit hours at time of application
  • Minimum age of 18 at start of program
  • No Code of Conduct holds
  • Some institutions may require proof of language proficiency

Incoming exchange students are welcome to enroll in AUK from one of our higher education exchange partners.

The American University of Kuwait is offering two graduate internship opportunities in Student Affairs/Student Services during 2020 as the program celebrates its 12th year of operation. The internship program is designed to provide graduate students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain essential experiences within professional areas of Student Affairs/Student Services, a deeper understanding of higher education administration, and to acquire specific skill sets which will help prepare them for a career in the profession.

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