Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

  • Courses in English and Arabic
  • Courses with Emirati and international students
  • International excursion
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (American University of Sharjah)
  • U.S. accreditations (AACSB, ABET, NAAB, Middle States)
  • Visa cost included

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Students planning to take courses in architecture or studio art may have to submit portfolio materials for consideration and are encouraged to apply early.
  • Entry requirements: valid passport and visa (supplementary visa and application materials provided post-acceptance)

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2018
Aug 23, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
$19,400
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Aug 23, 2018 - May 23, 2019
$37,800
SPRING SEMESTER 2019
Jan 17, 2019 - May 23, 2019
$18,850

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: Mar 5, 2018; Final: Apr 5, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: Mar 5, 2018; Standard: Apr 5, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
SPRING SEMESTER 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Sep 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2018

Excursions

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Sharjah programs. All excursions are subject to change.

In addition to the API excursions, the International Office at AUS offers numerous activities and excursions throughout the semester.  Examples of past events include a visit to the camel races, an Arabic cooking class, Atlantis Water Park and a day trip to Mussandam.

Spring

ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi is the capital and largest of the United Arab Emirates. It is a place of enormous wealth thanks to its oil reserves, but it is also a region with an eye towards sustainable economic and environmental development. Students may visit the most expensive hotel ever constructed in the world, walk along the seaside Corniche, or tour the rapidly developing Saadiyat Island (home to international museums such as the Louvre, Guggenheim, and others) and Yas Island (home to a world-class racetrack, yacht club, and Ferrarri World). Al Ain (which in Arabic means “The Spring”), also known as the Garden City due to its greenery, is the second largest city in the Abu Dhabi Emirate and the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates. It is close to the Omani border, and has a unique desert/mountain landscape that make it a popular tourist attraction for locals and expats alike.

AL AIN

Al Ain (which in Arabic means “The Spring”), also known as the Garden City due to its greenery, is the second largest city in the Abu Dhabi Emirate and the fourth largest city in the UAE . It is close to the Omani boarder, and has a unique desert/ mountain landscape that makes it a popular tourist attraction for locals and expats alike.

DUBAI

The 2nd largest, Emirate, Dubai shatters the stereotypes of Eastern and Western cultures while simultaneously and relatively seamlessly mixing them together. The pace of development in Dubai is breathtaking, and the urban (and coastal) landscapes are constantly changing. Students may have the opportunity to tour some of the opulent malls (and snow ski in one!) as well as the traditional souqs along Dubai Creek (such as the Gold Souq, the Spice Souq, and others). Whether riding a traditional abra (boat) across the creek or the new state-of-the art metro system, students will be able to experience this exciting city in many ways. There is no better way to top off a day in Dubai than to ride the elevator to the 124th floor observation deck of the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest skyscraper) and see the city spread out below, as well as the Palm Jumeirah and The World archipelago island developments.

 

Fall

ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi is the capital and largest of the United Arab Emirates. It is a place of enormous wealth thanks to its oil reserves, but it is also a region with an eye towards sustainable economic and environmental development. Students may visit the most expensive hotel ever constructed in the world, walk along the seaside Corniche, or tour the rapidly developing Saadiyat Island (home to international museums such as the Louvre, Guggenheim, and others) and Yas Island (home to a world-class racetrack, yacht club, and Ferrarri World). Al Ain (which in Arabic means “The Spring”), also known as the Garden City due to its greenery, is the second largest city in the Abu Dhabi Emirate and the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates. It is close to the Omani border, and has a unique desert/mountain landscape that make it a popular tourist attraction for locals and expats alike.

DUBAI

The 2nd largest, Emirate, Dubai shatters the stereotypes of Eastern and Western cultures while simultaneously and relatively seamlessly mixing them together. The pace of development in Dubai is breathtaking, and the urban (and coastal) landscapes are constantly changing. Students may have the opportunity to tour some of the opulent malls (and snow ski in one!) as well as the traditional souqs along Dubai Creek (such as the Gold Souq, the Spice Souq, and others). Whether riding a traditional abra (boat) across the creek or the new state-of-the art metro system, students will be able to experience this exciting city in many ways. There is no better way to top off a day in Dubai than to ride the elevator to the 124th floor observation deck of the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest skyscraper) and see the city spread out below, as well as the Palm Jumeirah and The World archipelago island developments.