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Volume 81 | Issue 5
September 2013

International Student Affairs Study Tour: Arabian Gulf

Study Tour PhotoTwenty-six attendees from across the globe spent 12 days exploring the Arabian Gulf on the International Student Affairs Student Tour, which ACUI co-produced with sister associations.

The curriculum of this educational program focused on student affairs in two countries: Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. In an exciting and evolving time for student affairs in the region, this was an opportunity to see higher education in action and exchange ideas across cultures and countries. Participants were able to see both national universities for these countries and campuses of U.S. institutions operating abroad.

The International Student Affairs Study Tour is an opportunity to develop in many of ACUI’s core values and competencies. Certainly the dialogue with, learning from, and experience with different cultures during the tour provided new resources as the Association continues to value multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion. Core competencies like Management, Leadership, Intercultural Proficiency, and Student Learning framed the trip’s conversations.

The photos on these pages give a glimpse of the International Student Affairs Study Tour. Each photo represents a moment of learning, a moment of living, and a moment of experiencing. The reflections included with the photos are only a snippet of the scholarship that occurred.

Download the photo essay here.