The American University of Bahrain offers high school students a preview of college life

"AUBH for the Day" includes college-level classes, career-guidance and extra-curricular activities

The American University of Bahrain offers high school students a preview of college life

Riffa, Bahrain: The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) launched Bahrain’s first nationwide program through which high school students would be able to live a full day as AUBH students, in a real-time preview of university life. The fifty selected students experienced college-level classes with the University’s dual-modality learning experience and a career-guidance session on AUBH’s 75,000 square meter, state-of-the-art campus in Riffa. They also took part in socially-distanced extra-curricular activities with current students.  

To apply for the program, applicants were asked to share why they thought they would benefit from the experience in a direct message, on the University’s Instagram channel. To ensure the community’s safety and to abide by the University’s Covid-19 guidelines, AUBH ensured that there would only be a limited number of students at a time on campus.

AUBH Founding President Dr. Susan E. Saxton commented: “The first year of University can be stressful and uncomfortable for students who aren’t sure what to expect, especially with distance learning classroom mandates brought on by Covid-19 safety precautions. AUBH’s dual-modality model affords students a choice of on-campus or online experiences, and we wanted to share what that’s like with the high school students who may choose to go to university next year.  If they like AUBH, they also get an opportunity to engage with the campus, faculty and current students before they graduate high school so there are no surprises on day 1 of the university experience.”

The University’s launch of the competition is in line with its mission to offer an accessible, American-style teaching and learning experience in Bahrain, on par with the best universities in the United States.

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AUBH is the first comprehensive, purpose-built, American-style co-educational university in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and is supported through the Mumtalakat portfolio ( ). The University offers a holistic journey for students and unique approach to education that fosters interaction and collaboration between students, faculty and the professional community. 

The contemporary, 75,000 square meter campus is located in Riffa, Bahrain. The innovative and high-tech campus enhances the teaching and learning experience for both faculty and students. Along with classrooms, library and labs, the campus includes a Sports Center with indoor and outdoors courts and fields, vast Student Commons, and an Auditorium for special events. 

AUBH curricula is built by experts and specialists to equip students with the knowledge and soft skills to succeed in a rapidly ever-changing environment. The AUBH quality of American-style education mirrors that of the best universities in the United States. The University’s unique academic structure enables students to find their real passions and allows them to develop their abilities, leading to long successful careers in their chosen industry.

AUBH is proud to be licensed by the Higher Education Council of the Ministry of Education of Bahrain.  The University is seeking institutional accreditation with one of the six U.S. regional accreditors recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), holding the highest level of quality assurance at the institutional level. 

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