• *** Fall 2017 semester starts September 04, 2017
  • *** Withdrawal deadline for Summer II 2017 is on Aug 03, 2017
  • *** Make sure not to miss the payment deadline, otherwise you will be dropped from your courses
  • *** Normal Registration for Fall 2017 starts July 10, 2017 and ends Aug 10, 2017; check registration/payment deadlines online
  • ***Summer II 2017 semester starts July 2, 2017, and ends Aug 16, 2017
The Middle East is such a wonderful yet complex region, that even those who live in the area find it difficult to fully understand its “mechanisms”. Regional and foreign students have shown an increasing interest in developing an understanding of this region and in seeking employment here, hence their need to gain a deeper knowledge of and sensitivity towards its historical, cultural, social and political environment. For that purpose, The American University in Dubai has created its Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies.

The study of the history, culture, religion, and politics of the Middle East may be of interest to all baccalaureate degree candidates. Students who, following graduation, will seek employment within the Middle East will gain a deeper understanding of the environment – historical, cultural, and political – which will serve them well, regardless of the profession they choose.

Study Abroad students benefit from the structured study of the Middle East as a means of complementing the understanding gained from living in the region. Such study serves to complement the undergraduate degree program in which the student is enrolled, the result being a broadening of cultural knowledge and sensitivity – both of which play a role in professional endeavor and success.