EXCH

American University of Kuwait

Salmiya, Kuwait

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered

Fall

Language

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Arabic

Classes In

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English

Lodging

Flat/Apartment
Hotel

Department

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Middle Eastern Studies

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

Beginning in Fall quarter 2019, two Dartmouth undergraduates annually can register for classes at the American University of Kuwait (AUK) in Salmiya, Kuwait. This is Dartmouth's only off-campus, for-credit program in the Arabian Peninsula and so provides a unique opportunity to study in and experience a Muslim-majority country. Co-Director: Professor Theodore C. Levin, Arthur R. Virgin Professor of Music; Departments: Asian Societies, Cultures and Languages, Music

THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Faculty Director

Image not Found Dale F. Eickelman Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations (Emeritus) Relationship Coordinator (Director), The Dartmouth College-American University of Kuwait Program

Curriculum

Students choose three to four courses in AUK’s semester system. – See the full list of courses in the AUK catalog. AUK is an English-speaking university, so no Arabic language skills are required. However, Arabic language courses at AUK may be available for Dartmouth transfer credit.

Prerequisites

Applications must be submitted by February 1 of the year before the planned exchange. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0.

**NOTE:  If you are accepted to this exchange, you must be prepared to complete and submit all documents requested by AUK before June 1.

STUDENT LIFE

Going to Kuwait to study? Read these first:  www.auk.edu.kw

For additional information, consult  www.dartmouth.edu/~aukproject.

Because AUK is not a residential university AUK assists Dartmouth students to locate suitable housing near its campus. This housing can range from furnished apartments or flats to hotel rooms within easy walking distance from campus.

Students have high-speed internet access on campus; access at private accommodations is variable. In certain circumstances, students may have the opportunity to share accommodations with other Dartmouth students. Housing costs are roughly equal to Hanover costs and sometimes lower.

Tuition and Fees

Because this for-credit academic exchange is sponsored by the College, Dartmouth students do not pay transfer term fees. Students pay tuition and service fees to Dartmouth, not to AUK. Dartmouth students pay directly to their landlord or hotel for housing. The cost of transportation to and from Kuwait, as well as the cost of local transportation, books, spending money and food is the responsibility of the student. AUK has several excellent cafeterias, and there are a number of inexpensive local restaurants and grocery stores.
 
Other costs may be a host institution fee, health insurance (if you don’t have Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan), travel insurance and immunizations (see Centers for Disease Control website).

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for official exchange programs arranged through the College. Financial aid awards are adjusted to reflect the actual cost of the exchange term. However, students receive no more scholarship assistance than they would have received for a term at Dartmouth. Any extra costs associated with the program will be covered by additional assistance.

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