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

Beginning with the 2019 Fall term, two Dartmouth undergraduates annually may register for classes at the American University of Kuwait (AUK).  Beginning in the Summer quarter of 2019, two AUK students may register for classes at Dartmouth. Click here for more information on the Dartmouth program.  Click here for information on the AUK program.


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

Summer 2019

Introducing the AUK students who will be at Dartmouth this summer:


Taif AlbaharTaif Albahar is a third year student at AUK, majoring in Accounting at the College of Business and Economics. She is active on campus, taking part in numerous clubs such as the Finance Club, AUKause (charity organization of AUK) and the International Relations Club. In addition, she joined the volleyball team at AUK and pursued other interests outside of campus, such as volunteering and excursion trips. Born in Argentina and raised outside of her home country, Kuwait, she is a third culture individual. She has lived most of her life in Germany where she graduated from the International School of Frankfurt before moving to Kuwait for the first time. She took a part-time job as an assistant in the Scientific Center of Kuwait during her first semester at AUK. By her third year she expanded her work experience through business internships at Alghanim Industries and the Ghaliah Agency. These experiences led her to develop as a student and sparked her interest in business through a global perspective.  She will be interning at the TuckGO offce.

Dima AhmedDima Ahmed is a senior standing student at AUK, currently majoring in Marketing at the College of Business and Economics. At present, she is a student office assistant there.  Along her academic journey, she has been involved in several environments in respect to teen students or children. She recently went on an exchange to the American University of Cairo for a full academic year where she served in their student union in different fields and events. She just finished interning at Siemens LLC Kuwait as a corporate communication intern and has also interned at the National Bank of Kuwait.  She is currently the PR and Marketing committee chair of AUK's student council.  Eventually, she wants to get her Master's of Buisiness Administration after gaining work experience.  Dima will be interning at the TuckGO office.

Jumana KhalilJumana Khalil is a junior, majoring in Graphic Design at AUK.  Although born and raised in Kuwait, Alexandria, Egypt is her home. At AUK, she works as the Graphic Designer at the Office of Student Life and was the Events Planning Committee Chair of the Student Council.  She has also been a member of both the AUK Marketing and the Entrepreneurs Club.  She enoys reading, drawing, biking, and yoga.  She loves being outdoors and feels most at home near the water.  She is thrilled to be coming to Dartmouth and looks forward to exploring the area. She will be an intern in the Office of Communications working with the Assistant Director of Digital Engagement.

 Fall 2019

Two Dartmouth students will be interns at AUK and one will be a for-credit exchange student.

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.

Delaney MarshallFor-credit Exchange: 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.

 Past AUK interns

Past Interns Helping with Intern Recruitment on 23 January 2019

L to R: Hannah Lang '21, Ally Gaines '21, Mary Versa Clemens-Sewall '20, Devon Kurtz '20, Alexis Colbert '19

Hannah and Ally were at AUK in Fall 2018, Mary Versa and Alexis were at AUK in Fall 2017, and Devon was at AUK in Spring 2018.


The next round of information sessions will be in January of 2020.