American University of Kuwait


Dartmouth's only off-campus program in the Arabian Peninsula offers students a unique opportunity to experience Kuwait's vibrant culture while interning or studying at AUK. View fact sheet and FAQs HERE.

The application deadline for 2024-2025 opportunities is February 1, 2024.

For-credit Exchange (Fall)

Two Dartmouth undergraduates each year can study abroad at the American University of Kuwait (AUK).  AUK offers courses in sixteen majors across three colleges: Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Business and Economics. Students are in Kuwait for approximately twelve weeks (from the start of the semester in September until the December break).  Classes are taught in English, and students typically choose four courses in the AUK semester system. Some courses Dartmouth students have taken at AUK include: International Relations of Arab States, History and Politics of Kuwait, Survey of Arab-Islamic Civilization, Music of the Arabian Peninsula, and Arabic language courses.

For more information and to apply, CLICK HERE.

Funded Leave-Term Internships (Fall and Spring)

Four Dartmouth undergraduates each year can do an internship at the American University of Kuwait. This is a unique opportunity to gain professional experience in an international location while contributing to the development of a liberal arts university in a key part of the world. The commitment is full-time for approximately nine weeks. The minimum commitment is eight weeks. Interns receive a stipend of $4000 to cover transportation to and from Kuwait, meals, and incidentals. Lodging is provided by AUK in apartments within walking distance of the campus shared with other international students.

For more information and to apply, CLICK HERE.