An amazing university in an amazing city. Past Review

By (Washington & Lee University) - abroad from 01/11/2015 to 04/30/2015 with

American University in Dubai: Study Abroad in the Middle East

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
AUD welcomed me with open arms, and I could not have been more pleased with my experience. I made friends from all over the world and that is a testament to the wonderful diversity at AUD. Great experience!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies Program
  • Diversity of students
  • AUD's beautiful campus
* What could be improved?
  • Not much. Maybe a little better communication with study abroad students.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I had studied Arabic before coming to AUD.