Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
About Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
CIEE, a Richmond affiliate program, is the leading U.S. non-governmental international education organization. CIEE's program in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) allows students to learn more about issues impacting the UAE and the broader Middle East region. Note: The Sharjah program has an early application deadline (see below for detail on the dual-application process) and CIEE accepts applications on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply the better. For more CIEE program information, please see: http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/.
Depending on the site, students typically may be able to take coursework in the following subject areas: Arabic, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Economics (A&S), Education, English and Literature, Environmental Studies, History, Humanities, International Studies, Journalism, Math, Media Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sciences, Sociology, and WGSS. Internships may also be possible. For specific course details, go to http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/. Students may also browse the American University of Sharjah online course catalog.
Students on CIEE programs normally take 12-16 credit hours. Specific program restrictions, requirements, and recommendations, including the recommended credit for each course, is on the CIEE web site at http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/. All credit will be transferred back to UR using the Conversion to Units system.
To determine the unit value of a CIEE course, the following formula will be used by the University of Richmond Registrar's Office: semester hours/3.5, round up to nearest tenth of a unit. A 3-semester credit course will be transferred back to Richmond as .9 units. A 4-semester course will be transferred back as 1.2 units.
Students are graded using the U.S. system. Credit for grades lower than "C" will not be transferred back to the University of Richmond.
Room and Board
Housing arrangements vary depending on the program selected. See the CIEE website for specific details: http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/.
Dates and Costs
Click on the link for information about Dates and Costs for CIEE.
Students applying for CIEE programs will need to complete the online UR Office of Int'l Education (OIE) application (by clicking the "Apply Now" button) AND will also need to complete a CIEE online application. To make this dual-process easier, the OIE will allow students to submit the CIEE-format letters of recommendation rather than the OIE-format letters (so your faculty do not have to write two letters). Students should simply skip the recommendation portion of the OIE application process and should provide faculty with the blank CIEE forms instead (CIEE Evaluation Form 2016-17), instructing them to submit completed letters to the OIE. Once the OIE has finished evaluating the letters, they will be forwarded to CIEE to be attached to your CIEE application. We will also forward to CIEE the official UR transcript you submit to the OIE. Students should apply early, if possible, to allow time to complete both applications, as CIEE programs are known to fill early. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students on most programs are required to apply for a student visa prior to departure. CIEE will assist students with this process.
For More Information
For additional information about the CIEE programs available, contact Amy Bergmann in the Office of International Education.
This document represents the most accurate information available at the time of publication. Statements contained herein are not contractual obligations, and verbal or other representations that are inconsistent with or not contained within the document are not binding. The University of Richmond reserves the right to change without specific notice programs and the conditions under which they are offered.