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Sharjah, UAE Study Abroad Programs

(Flag of Sharjah, UAE)Combine the atmosphere of a modern, growing emirate with one of the Arab world's cultural centers, and you'll find yourself in Sharjah. As one of the seven territories that comprise the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sharjah is an oil-rich kingdom and a perfect choice for the student who seeks a unique and traditional but stable study abroad destination.

Despite its wealth and 21st century conveniences, Sharjah proudly bears a reputation as a guardian of Arab tradition. Known as the cultural center of the UAE and once named the UNESCO Cultural Capital of the Arab World, Sharjah is rich in museums, historical centers, exquisite mosques and souks (markets) that reflect centuries-old Arab architecture, history and customs.

More conservative than nearby Dubai, Sharjah offers a traditional Middle East study abroad experience in a comfortable, academically enriching atmosphere. You can join locals in cheering on local cricket and soccer sports teams or enjoy the stunning views of the Persian Gulf along Sharjah's many beaches, while also soaking up traditional Arab culture. Because of its status as an Arab culture center, Sharjah is also an ideal location for learning or improving your skills in the Arabic language.

Our Sharjah, UAE program offers study at the American University of Sharjah, a well-regarded university with an American structure and Middle Eastern outlook. Its students come from nearly 50 different nations, and all contribute to a friendly, multicultural atmosphere. Top-notch curriculum and an unparalleled cultural experience are awaiting your discovery in Sharjah.


Program Dates

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Program Fees

Below are links to our fees for all programs in the United Arab Emirates. You can also visit program pages for individual program dates and fees.

Spring semester fees are available online around October 1. Fall semester and academic year fees are available around April 1.

Fall semester 2015

Academic year 2015

Spring semester 2015

What's included in our Sharjah, UAE program fees

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Are you still finishing your degree after studying on an IFSA-Butler program? Most colleges have study abroad fairs once or twice a year. (Maybe that’s how you found out about study abroad!) You may be able to assist an IFSA-Butler representative at the next fair on your campus. Contact us to ask about volunteer opportunities at upcoming fairs on your home college or university campus.

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