AUD was the only university from the UAE participating in the first IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad in Washington – US, from October 1-2, 2015. The summit brought together commitment partners to highlight progress and inspire new action that will help double study abroad.
AUD’s External Relations Office was exhibiting during the summit, and had the opportunity to meet with key players in the field of study abroad and international education.
To date, more than 600 partners from the U.S. and abroad have joined Generation Study Abroad with a bold vision to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade. AUD took the pledge recently and is making every effort to market AUD’s Semester in Dubai Program as well as its Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies to American students.
AUD is a member of the Institute of International Education. IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international exchange organizations. An independent non-profit established in 1919, IIE is dedicated to increasing the capacity of people to think and work on a global basis. The Institute’s vision of “Opening Minds to the World” is based upon the belief that international educational exchange forms the strongest basis for fostering the mutual understanding necessary for worldwide peace and progress.
IIENetwork is IIE’s membership program with over 1,000 member institutions around the world. Each IIENetwork designee is an important link in a network of over 5,000 individuals with a commitment to the internationalization of their institutions.