The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and Appalachian State
University in the United States have signed an addendum to a previous
agreement to expand their cooperation.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:
Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, the President of AURAK, and Dr. Sheri Everts, the Chancellor of Appalachian State University, signed a memorandum of understanding in a ceremony held at Appalachian State University. (Photo: AETOSWire)
AURAK and Appalachian State University will establish a 3+1 Student
Transfer Program (TSP). After successfully completing the first three
years of an undergraduate curriculum for a Bachelor’s degree in Business
with a major in Hospitality Management at AURAK, qualified students will
be accepted into the Walker College of Business’s Department of
Management to pursue Hospitality Management courses. Under the TSP,
students will study for one year at Appalachian State University and
complete required Hospitality Management courses to qualify for their
Bachelor’s degree in Management awarded by AURAK.
President of AURAK, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, signed the
agreement, along with the Chancellor of Appalachian State University,
“AURAK is delighted to deepen its cooperation with Appalachian State
University. This program will help our students deepen their education,
broaden their experience and enable them to pick up important life
skills. Spending an extended period abroad will also help students learn
about other cultures and how to work with people from different
backgrounds,” Prof. Hassan said.
The agreement is due to be valid for a period of five years. AURAK and
Appalachian State University have been cooperating for several years.
Appalachian State University offers a challenging academic environment
and energetic campus life. Known for its affordability, Appalachian
enrolls about 18,000 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and
graduate majors. Small classes and close interactions between faculty
and students create a strong sense of community. Appalachian, located in
Boone, North Carolina, is one of 16 universities in the University of
North Carolina system.
AURAK is a nonprofit, government-owned institution of higher education
which provides the local, regional and international communities with a
North American-style education integrated with Arab customs and
traditions. AURAK is licensed by the Ministry of Education in the United
Arab Emirates and has been accredited in the United States of America by
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
(SACSCOC) since December 2018. AURAK offers a total of 22 accredited
undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines.