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Shopping malls and souks; skyscrapers and desert dunes; modern and traditional.
The United Arab Emirates is a country of contrasts, and there is no better place
to experience one of the most globally-minded nations in the world than at the Smith-in-UAE
program. Partnering with CIEE and the American University of Sharjah (AUS), the
Robert H. Smith School of Business offers students the opportunity to study in Sharjah,
the traditional culture capital of the UAE and down the road from Dubai. Students
have the opportunity to explore dynamic Dubai and its cultural attractions, nightlife,
and world-famous architecture. Students can choose from many available business
courses at AUS’s College of Business and Management, accredited by AACSB, in addition
to courses throughout the university.
Students enroll in 15-16 credits at CIEE/AUS. All courses are taught in English
by AUS faculty. Students direct enroll in AUS courses alongside regular students.
Electives – A wide range of business courses. Courses are evaluated at UMD as
Language Course (optional) – All levels of Arabic; students are strongly encouraged
to take a foreign language.
Internship – Internships may be available through an AUS internship coordinator.
Students live in on-campus housing at AUS. Residence halls are grouped according
to gender. Most rooms include a small kitchenette and bathroom facilities. Each
residence hall also offers shared kitchens, computer labs, exercise rooms, and other
Program Fees (estimated)
Program Fee: $17,050 (includes housing, orientation, excursions)
Study Abroad Fee: $400
Scholarships are available from the University of Maryland Education Abroad office,
TEAN, and other sources. The Smith School Office of Global Programs has a limited
amount of $5000 scholarships available for eligible Smith School students.
Dates and Deadlines
Spring: January - May (Deadline October 1)
Fall: September – January (Deadline March 1)
Eligibility & How to Apply
The Smith-in-UAE program is open to any undergraduate student interested in the
UAE, the Middle East, and business. This program is not restricted to Smith School
students and students from other schools are encouraged to apply. Students must
have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Admission to the program is made on a rolling basis and early application is
strongly encouraged. Please visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/global
or contact Chris Olson
at email@example.com for more information.