CIEE Sharjah UAE

Just 40 minutes from the center of fast-paced, cosmopolitan Dubai, Sharjah Emirate welcomes visitors to explore Gulf culture in relative quiet and comfort. Long considered the cultural capital of the UAE, Sharjah was named the Capital of Islamic Culture in 2014. Take courses in Arabic language and Middle Eastern studies as well as electives in social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, business, engineering, and more. Volunteer opportunities are available, and students live in residence halls. Excursions in and outside the city are included.
 

Academic Description
You can take courses in Arabic language and Middle Eastern studies. Additionally, you can take electives in social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, business, engineering, and many more disciplines.
Courses
Africana Studies
Anthropology
Arabic
Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences
Architecture
Communication: Rhet & Comm
Computer Science
Economics
Education
English
English Composition
English Literature
English Writing
Film Studies
Geology
Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies
History of Art & Architecture
History
Humanities
Information Science
International Studies
Less Commonly Taught Languages
Linguistics
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Studio Arts
Sociology
Theatre Arts
Application Instructions

If you are applying for a Pitt-Recognized Program for Spring 2020 and beyond, Program Application Questions must be completed before your application can move forward, regardless of any application requirements established by your Pitt-Recognized Provider. These questions can be found under “Questionnaires”  in your application. Most require short answers of 150-200 words. Our goal is to help you to think about and express your goals for studying abroad in a way that will help you to maximize learning and growth in the following 3 phases of your experience:

  1. Pre-departure
  2. While abroad
  3. Post abroad 

While you will work on our application and your Provider’s application simultaneously, you will need to complete your Pitt application before your study abroad advisor will complete any forms or approval for your provider. Even if your Provider accepts your application, your application cannot move forward in our process until you complete our application questions.

SAO Staff

Leslie Ann Smedley

Hello Students! I am Leslie Ann Smedley, Senior Advisor and look forward to helping Arts and Sciences students to identify, apply for, and thrive in the study abroad program that fits each students’ academic/linguistic/cultural needs. I have been in the field of International Education for many years, including the last 10 in the Study Abroad Office. I am a Pittsburgher who studied abroad in Strasbourg, France while an undergrad and haven’t stopped travelling since. In addition to being passionate about discovering new places, I love to cook, garden and read. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals!