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  • Locations: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Housing Type: Off-Campus Residence Hall Program Level: Undergraduate
Credit Hours: 12 Language of Instruction: English
Academic Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer, Textile, and Fiber Engineering Program Type: University Exchange
International Service Learning: No Weeks per term: 18
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No Advisor: Meg Sonstroem
Program Description:
 
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Location Information


PROGRAM DATES
Spring semester:  Early February – Early June
Academic Year:  Early September – Early June

LOCATION
This university is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
http://www.lonelyplanet.com
http://www.state.gov

HOST INSTITUTION
Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research is an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution inaugurated in 2007 as part of an Abu Dhabi Government initiative.

Khalifa University is dedicated to the advancement of learning through teaching and research and to the discovery and application of knowledge. It endeavors to be an internationally recognized research university, with a world class reputation for interdisciplinary teaching and research and a tradition of partnering with leading academic institutions from around the world. The University is modeled around the American system of higher education and is actively developing an international network of partners, faculty members, and research programs to advance regionally relevant research and innovation in the UAE and the region at large.

Currently, Khalifa University enrolls over 1200 students studying in several specialized engineering programs, all of which have been accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, UAE.

Khalifa University is dedicated to providing the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the UAE, the region and the world with highly qualified engineers, technologists and scientists, capable of making major contributions to the UAE as leaders and innovators of industry and society.

HOUSING INFORMATION
University residence offers an environment in which students from different parts of the country have the chance to meet and learn from one another. The Abu Dhabi campus provides leased off-campus accommodation for both male and female students.  Transportation is provided to and from the campus. Based on availability and demand, student housing is subject to priority allocation.  All housing facilities are managed by on-site staff. 

 
Eligibility
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
Khalifa University is closely aligned with Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision to expand the knowledge economy and diversify into strategic high technology sectors. Some of the relevant sectors identified in the vision include: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Aerospace, Transport and Logistics, Energy and the Environment, Healthcare and Security. Research initiatives are focused on the following areas:
  • Aerospace
  • Biomedical and Healthcare
  • National Security
  • Telecommunications and Information Technology
  • Nuclear Energy

COURSE INFORMATION
For detailed course information: click here

LANGUAGE INFORMATION
All courses are taught in English.

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
KUSTAR uses the standard US system:
1 KUSTAR credit = 1 GT credit


GRADING SYSTEM
KUSTAR Grade = US Grade
A+, A, A- = A
B+, B, B- = B
C+, C, C- = C
D+, D = D
F = F 
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.

Essential Functions of Study Abroad


OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
 
Meg Sonstroem


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.