Sunday, 24 May 2015

IXO Spring 2015 Demographics

For Spring 2015, IXO hosted 44 incoming students from various parts of the world. Here is a breakdown of the various countries and programs students came through and their fields of study.



Thursday, 21 May 2015

Trip to Abu Dhabi

CIEE in collaboration with IXO also recently hosted a trip to Abu Dhabi for the Spring 2015 exchange students where they got to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.


Spring 2015 exchange student Ryeland Allenson at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Overnight Desert Safari

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), in collaboration with IXO, recently hosted an overnight desert safari during which the students enjoyed camel riding and dune bashing. 

Students also got to hold the UAE’s national bird, the falcon, and overall had a wonderful experience.

Spring 2015 exchange student Mikaela Boston carrying a falcon


Study Tour

Dr. Kevin Gray, Assistant Professor and International Studies (INS) Coordinator, recently led a study tour participating in Jessup Moot Court in Washington, DC, USA.

“The Jessup Moot Court advanced the mission of the Department of International Studies and AUS as it provided the opportunity for an advanced study in International Law and Politics. In INS 350, students are introduced to legal advocacy, and this study tour was a great opportunity for them to travel and compete in a worldwide international law advocacy competition,” said Dr. Gray.

International Studies students in Washington DC, USA
Dr. Kevin Gray (extreme right) with INS faculty and students

Sustainability Panel

IXO teamed with AUS Sustainability to host a Sustainability Panel discussion in which Spring 2015 exchange students Ruthie Ed, Melissa Ruff, Cameron Gilbert and William Weeks recently presented.

Each of them talked about sustainablility policies and initiatives at their home universities in the US. They also spoke about different ideas and strategies that AUS could implement to increase its sustainablity.


Spring 2015 exchange students and AUS students presenting at the Sustainability Panel

University of California, Irvine, USA

University of California (UC), Irvine, California, USA, recently held a presentation encouraging AUS students to study abroad at UC. UC is recognized globally for its excellence in academics and research.

Summer 1 Semester, 2015:

June 22-July 30

To apply or for more information, visit: https://summer.uci.edu/.


AUS students attending UC, Irvine Summer Session

International Summer Programs



There are many opportunities and programs available to study abroad in the summer.
Some of the options include:

• Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
• Manchester Metropolitan University,England
• Utrecht University, Utrecht,Netherlands
• ESC Rennes School of Business, France

Summer Application Requirements:
CGPA of 2.0 and above
• Good standing

Come to MG50 to take a look at our summer brochures. For more information on our summer application process, visit: www.aus.edu/ixo.

Dutch Sports Tournament Open to SBA Students

The School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, a partner university of AUS, is hosting The Royal Cup, a sports tournament for business and economics students from all over Europe, June 12-14.

This international sports event enables students to get in touch with peers from different European universities or business schools in order to expand their network.

Students will compete in many different disciplines, such as football, basketball, cheerleading, handball, hockey, relay racing, rowing and volleyball. Additionally, the event will provide the
participants with the opportunity to get to know interesting companies in an informal atmosphere. The students of Maastricht University have planned a company fair during the sports competition, so the spirit of athletic competition is combined with their vision to support students’ future careers.

The participation fee is €75, which covers accommodation, food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and evening activities.

To learn more about this event, visit http://royals-cup.com/If interested, contact: university-contact@royals-cup.com.