About Us

Dartmouth and the American University of Kuwait (AUK) have a special relationship. The two schools signed an agreement in 2003 that facilitated a series of advisory, consultative, and cooperative projects. The agreement has been renewed twice (2008 and 2013) and reflects the two institutions’ commitment to sustain the superb liberal arts education AUK provides and foster cross-cultural collaborations between faculty, students, and staff at both universities. 

Our activities include: 

1. Collaborative projects: Faculty and staff from the two schools collaborate across disciplines on a variety of academic and administrative advisory projects, working together on site as well as virtually to share expertise in areas mutual interest and importance.  

2. Student exchanges: Students from both schools have the opportunity to participate in either a cross-cultural internship program or a for-credit exchange program.  

3. Faculty Fellowship program: Brings a promising AUK faculty member to Dartmouth each summer to engage in research and establish connections with other scholars. 

Exchange Activity 2005-present

40 Dartmouth student interns at AUK
53 AUK student interns at Dartmouth
1 Dartmouth exchange students to AUK
12 AUK Faculty Fellows at Dartmouth






The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is an independent, private, coeducational liberal arts institution of higher education, founded in Kuwait in 2003. The educational, cultural, and administrative structure, methods, and standards of AUK are based on the American model of higher learning. English is the language of instruction.
AUK campus with greenery

  • Founded: 2003
  • Type: Private, Four-Year, Liberal Arts 
  • Students (Fall 2018): 2419; Undergraduate: 2219; Intensive English Program: 200
  • Divisions: College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • Calendar: Semester system 
  • Motto: Learn, Think, Become 
  • Colors: Maroon & Gold 
  • Mascot: Wolfpack


Dartmouth campus with students sitting together on grass

  • Founded: 1769 
  • Type: Four-year private liberal arts
  • Affiliation: Ivy League
  • Students: Approximately 4,400 undergraduates, 2,100 graduates 
  • Divisions: Undergraduate College with more than 50 departments and programs; graduate schools of Arts and Sciences, medicine, engineering, and business
  • Calendar: Year-round, four-term
  • Motto: Vox clamantis in deserto ("a voice crying out in the wilderness")
  • Color: Dartmouth Green
  • Nickname: Big Green