UOWD hosts 12 exchange students

DUBAI — The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently hosted a group of 12 Australian exchange students from the University of Wollongong in Australia. All the students were enrolled in the Faculty of Commerce at UOWA and spent two weeks at UOWD.

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Published: Mon 18 Jul 2005, 10:01 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:43 PM

Their programme included formal attendance in lectures at UOWD focusing on the UAE, plus visits to industry, a unique opportunity appreciated by all the participants. The students visited Dubal, Dubai Duty Free, Jumeirah International Fine Paper, GAC Logistics and DAFZA. This first-hand occasion to see how business was conducted in the Gulf region was an invaluable experience. Not withstanding the heat and humidity, the students also revelled in the multitude of social activities arranged for the participants by UOWD.

"It was a mammoth exercise to organise and coordinate the students' program, but one that was very worthwhile," commented Dr Cedwyn Fernandes, Chair, College of Business at UOWD. "Australian students rarely take the chance to travel and experience an academic environment overseas as part of their studies so we were particularly interested in encouraging this exchange experience. Judging by the students' comments and feedback, I think both the students and UOWD benefited greatly," he added.

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