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Bahrain: Royal University for Women
Riffa, Bahrain (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Cost Spring
Fact Sheet:
Academic College: College of Business and Economics, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Best Fit Majors: Fashion, Dress & Merchandising, Finance, General Business, Graphic Design, Honors
Language of Instruction: English Program Options: Exchange, Faculty-Led, Spring Break
Credits Earned: 1 Faculty Leader: Cate Johnson, David Stewart
Program Description:


Bahrain is a true multicultural nation and has the reputation of being the most liberal country in the region. As a legacy of the British presence, the English language is the most common language spoken in the Kingdom after Arabic. Along its fast modernization, the country is very attached to its tradition and its national treasures (archeological digs and forts).

The Royal University for Women (RUW) is the first private, purpose-built, international university in the Kingdom of Bahrain dedicated solely to educating women. RUW provides a comfortable environment in which to create leaders, develop vibrant personalities, dynamic decision makers, independent thinkers and community-conscious individuals. Our main focus is on academic excellence and personal development.The Royal University of Women (RUW) and West Virginia University (WVU) are both comprehensive universities with a mandate to maintain high quality programs of teaching, research, and service. Because of this RUW and WVU have decided to collaborate internationally with a goal of mutual cooperation and assistance in attaining institutional goals.


City: Riffa
Country: Bahrain
Population: 121,566
Information: Riffa is the second largest city in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Riffa is divided into two parts; East Riffa and West Riffa. The city is mainly located in the Central Governorate, while smaller parts are in the Southern Governorate.
Places of Interest:
Royal University for Women


Within the university, courses are offered in Banking and Finance, International Business, Human Resources, Marketing, Art and Design, Architectural Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Design Management, Drawing and Painting, Information Technology, Math, Physics, and Law.

How to search for classes?
To search for courses, you may access undergraduate and postgraduate listings here:


Financial aid and scholarships will apply. Students will pay university and study abroad tuition and fees to WVU, while housing and food will be paid in xxx. All study abroad students are enrolled in WVU's comprehensive travel and health insurance coverage in collaboration with an emergency assistance provider. More information can be found here.

Other expenses may include:
 * Airfare and transportation
 * Passport
 * Student Visa
 * Books and Incidental Expenses

Visa requirement information can be found here.


Visa Required for US Citizens? Yes, visa obtained upon arrival.
U.S. Embassy Manama:

Useful Links:
How to Apply for a US Passport
The US Dept. of State Smart Traveller Enrollment Program (STEP)

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017
09/15/2017 01/28/2018 05/19/2018

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