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American University of Kuwait
Salmiya, Kuwait (Exchange Program) (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
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Program Terms: Fall
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/01/2019
03/01/2019 TBA TBA

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Language of Country: Arabic Target Language: English
Lodging Options: Flat/Apartment, Hotel Enrollment: 2
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EXCH Department / Program: Middle Eastern Studies
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Program Overview

AUK CampusBeginning 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


Faculty Advisor
AUK Academics Professor (Emeritus) Dale F. Eickelman
Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations (Emeritus): Relationship Coordinator (Director) the Dartmouth-American University of Kuwait Program

Students choose three to four courses in AUK’s semester system. – See the full list of courses in the AUK catalog at 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.

Applications must be submitted by February 1 of the academic 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

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

Students have high-speed internet access on campus; access in 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.

Financial Information

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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This program is currently not accepting applications.