Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Bianca Visits IXO

Bianca Tardio studied abroad at AUS in Fall 2016 via ISEP from Virginia Commonwealth University. She just graduated in May (with a dual major in Criminal Justice and Finance), and will now she is pursuing her Master's Degree in Finance at the American University in Washington DC. She had really fallen in love with the UAE and was missing her time here, and so for her graduation her mother gave her a trip back for the summer. She just spent a couple of weeks here and had a fantastic time meeting new people, visiting the Frame Building and more. She stopped in for a quick visit to IXO and AUS before heading home. It was lovely to have a chance to catch up with her while she was here and we wish her all the best!

Bianca at IXO

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Summer 2018

Orientation Day

In only 6 weeks the summer semester went by with a rush of excitement and activities. Students from different parts of the globe such as Germany, Czech Republic, China, Canada and the United States came to join us at AUS.

The Summer 2018 students came from the following universities: Texas A&M University, University of Nebraska Lincoln, University of British Columbia, Pennsylvania State University, University of Alabama, Simon Fraser University, Masaryk University, Miami University and University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC).

Dubai Day out
Shariah Museum of Islamic Civilization 

Iftar at Alfanar
Alhough it might have been the hottest part of the year, students had a great feel of the culture and the language. We had adventurous days and saw parts of Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

They were able to see the beautiful month of Ramadan and experience the celebration of Eid in all its culture. Students were able to have yummy iftar at an Emirati house and learn about the different traditions in an Emirati household.
Although the semester was short, we have made some amazing memories. We wish all our exchange students all the best in their future and hope to see you again.

Farewell Dinner