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United Arab Emirates

Differentiate your resume and get class credit while you study abroad. Along the way, you’ll attend prestigious universities, enjoy career-accelerating experiences, and immerse yourself in the U.A.E.’s language, lifestyle and culture.

Sharjah United Arab Emirates

Experiencing Sharjah with API

Destination Overview

Students may study abroad in the UAE with API at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). The beautiful campus has been described by many as the “jewel of Sharjah” and is itself a must-see destination for tourists and dignitaries alike.

For Western visitors, the UAE is a very safe destination, with the comforts of home and a taste of the exotic. Sharjah promotes itself as the cultural capital of the UAE, and its proliferation of excellent museums, galleries and theatres makes this tag well deserved. Architecturally, the restored central arts and heritage precincts are two of the most interesting neighborhoods in the UAE, and the city’s souqs (outdoor markets) give it the cachet of being the best place for shopping in the country.

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Cities in the U.A.E. with API Programs:

  Sharjah
Sharjah UAE
Why Sharjah
  • Cultural capital of the U.A.E.
  • Close to Dubai and the other Emirates
  • Stunning university campus
  • Expansive course offerings in English across a wide array of subjects
  • Top academic accreditations
  • Opportunity to experience a desert safari, beach life, a waterpark, and even indoor skiing (in nearby Dubai)!
  • Fascinating combination of Islamic and Western societies
  • Hub for Middle Eastern/Asian travel

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

API is committed to providing enriching international experiences to its participants. We believe in the importance of promoting acceptance, dignity, and respect among people of all backgrounds. API demonstrates its commitment to inclusiveness by providing affordable and accessible programs, offering individualized support, and conducting ongoing diversity education and training for all API staff. No matter who you are or where you come from, API will support you during your journey abroad.

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“If you’re looking to experience a different culture and are willing to adapt to new norms, then I highly recommend studying at the American University of Sharjah with Academic Programs International….[this program] gives you the opportunity to learn a lot about the Middle East and take a wide range of classes. You will become a better communicator and also learn how to truly manage your time and money. Overall, this particular API program is exceptionally organized and extremely beneficial to a student during their college career.”

~Alli B.
API Sharjah student
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