Congratulations on 11 years as Ruler of the State of Kuwait to Sheikh Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah GCB, the 15th Ruler and the 5th Emir of Kuwait and the commander of the Military of Kuwait.

Congratulations to the Government and people of Kuwait on the 56th anniversary of their independence and the 26th anniversary of liberation.

Dispatches from Kuwait - click here

For-credit Academic Exchange Between Dartmouth and AUK

Delaney MarshallOur first Dartmouth for-credit academic exchange student will head to Kuwait at the end of August.  Delaney Marshall is a '21, majoring in Government and minoring in Middle Eastern Studies. She is from Phoenix, AZ, and loves living in the desert, but decided to try a different environment for school. On campus, she is involved with her sorority, Sigma Delta, and the first-year trips program that organizes camping trips and other activities for incoming freshmen. She has also played on the Dartmouth Varsity Softball team. She chose the Dartmouth-AUK program because she decided on a Middle Eastern Studies minor and is taking Arabic. Her goal is to understand the politics and governments through a cultural lens. She enjoys hiking, running, yoga, road trips, going to music festivals and spending time with her two dogs. Delaney plans to attend law school after she graduates from Dartmouth.


The next round of applications for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 will begin in January 2020.

Summer 2019

The AUK interns, Jumana and Taif, have now gone home.

They had sucessful internships at the Office of Communications and the TuckGo office. Among the many, many activities in which they participated, they learned to tango, went hiking, and swam in the Connecticut River. They will be missed by all who met them!

Jumana and Taif

Fall 2019

Presenting the two Dartmouth students will be interns at AUK this fall.

Katelyn ZeserIntern: Katelyn Zeser is a '22, a Questbridge-affiliated student, and a prospective Middle Eastern Studies and Anthropology double major at Dartmouth.  Her activities on campus include Foundations in Social Impact, Dartmouth Gospel Choir, Christian Union, Dartmouth Chamber Orchestra and Arabic Club. Katelyn has received awards such as the Ben Carson Foundation Scholar Award, the Walter Wells Scholarship, a National Merit Scholarship and Valedictorian standing in her high school class. Her hobbies include collecting vinyl records, playing her cello and swimming. She will spend her summer term on an LSA+ (Language Study Abroad) in Rabat, Morocco, and go directly to the American University of Kuwait for her fall term internship experience. She hopes to either attend graduate school for anthropology or go to law school with a focus on international human rights.

Maryam IqbalIntern: Maryam Iqbal is a '21 and pre-med student at Dartmouth, majoring in neuroscience and minoring in International Studies.  She was born in Romania but has primarily grown up in South Florida. Maryam is a research assistant at the Computational Social Affective Neuroscience (COSAN) Lab, a delegate of the Green Key Society - an organization dedicated to providing service to the Dartmouth community - a member of Al Nur Muslim Student Association and an active member of the Kappa Delta sorority.  She loves to cook, apply henna and play the piano. When Maryam was ten, her family visited the Middle East for three months, primarliy Jordan, and she is excited to go back.


Raymond K. FarrinThe 2019 Dartmouth-AUK Faculty Fellow is Dr. Raymond Farrin, Professor of Arabic, who will conduct research in the field of Early Meccan Qur'an and will collaborate with Professor Susannah Heschel, Professor and Chair of the Jewish Studies Program, and Dr. Hussein Kadhim, Associate Professor Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Middle Eastern Studies.  Dr. Farrin is the author of "Structure and Quranic Interpretation - A Study of Symmetry and Coherence in Islam's Holy Text" one of two books he has written, the other being on Arabic poetry. 

From "Let the Quran Speak", see this review of Structure and Quranic Interpretation: