UAE: Ras Al Khaimah


Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) was once the historical capital of the region. Translated literally from Arabic to English, ‘Ras Al Khaimah’ means ‘Head of the Tent’. The beauty of RAK is reflected in its traditions, historic sites and diverse landscapes. Located at the mouth of the Gulf, only an hour drive from Dubai, RAK is an ideal location for students who want be immersed in Arabic culture yet have easy access to Dubai, white sandy beaches, majestic Hajjar Mountains, expansive desert and sands dunes. Read more about UAE and RAK.

  • Study at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)
  • Wide selection of courses in various academic disciplines
  • Maximum of 18 credits (5 courses) per semester
  • Transcripts issued by AURAK and/or Lincoln University (accredited in the USA)
  • Cultural field trips in RAK, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman coast.
  • Affordable comprehensive program fee
  • Pre-departure advising and planning
  • KEI Onsite Director and 24/7 emergency support

Semester & year concentrations

  • Arabic Language & Middle Eastern Studies
  • Arts: Architecture & Design
  • Business & Economics
  • Communications: Journalism & Public Relations
  • Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Engineering & Applied Science
  • Life Science & Biotechnology
  • Physical Science & Mathematics
  • Internships & Community Service


  • Academic Year (late August to late May)
  • Fall Semester (late August to mid December)
  • Spring Semester (mid January to late May)