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International Horizons College (IHC) provides its dynamic students from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and around the world an exceptional American style college education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students experience small and challenging classes taught by world-class professors. They interact with students from over 17 countries in truly global classrooms set in the exciting city of Dubai – according to Forbes Magazine in 2014, one of the most influential cities in the world.
IHC offers a high quality, affordable and accessible pathways program that prepares students to transfer to top international universities and experience college success in a safe, stimulating, and vibrant environment. Successful IHC graduates can anticipate continuing to pursue their studies in Business, Education, and the Arts and Sciences in highly selective partner universities in the United States and India.
International Horizons College is licensed and accredited by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The College is an independent private undergraduate institution committed to maintaining high standards of academic excellence, global engagement, and transformative potential relative the rapidly changing challenges, opportunities, and complexities of the 21st century.
IHC prepares students during two years of study in Dubai for transfer to universities in the US. Preparation starts in the Freshman year at IHC, when students work with academic counselors to develop a clear academic plan. The Academic Plan is based on students’ natural aptitude and interests. The Academic Plan lists the ideal universities and their specific requirements for each student.
Our 2+2 model allows students to save money, gain more academic preparation and be closer to home by completing the first two years of the bachelors degree in Dubai and then moving on to the final two years at elite universities in the US or other regions.
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President, International Horizons College
The intimate classroom settings at IHC make student – teacher communication much easier and each student is given priority, as well as IHC being a liberal arts college, which allows students to broaden their knowledge and it really shows how different topics correlate with each other. I feel that really helps with my major in Environmental Management. I have always been interested in the environment and wildlife ever since I was a kid. My aspiration in life is to be someone, who can actually do something to preserve our earth’s – already depleting - natural resources. International Horizons College has literally inspired me to achieve my goals in life and I’ve never been so excited to find out what’s coming up next.
IHC regularly grants students the opportunities to learn from working professionals by holding entrepreneurship, leadership, and business seminars, providing internship offers to work with the IT and faculty departments, hosting filmmaking workshops, and setting college hours, where students, faculty and staff partake in relevant discussions and activities. The IHC student body is very effective in operating student programs, and enriching the college life experience, through organizing various tournaments, Thursday trips and cultural events.
Over the past months, I have had the opportunity to study with individuals from all over the world. It has also been a tremendous learning experience to interact and learn with people from such a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Moreover, being elected as Student Council secretary, I discovered leadership skills within me. IHC gave me the opportunity to be confident, something I lacked during my high school years.
In addition to my academic expectations being surpassed, it has most certainly been the sense of community and family that separates the IHC experience apart from any other.
Being one of the oldest and the first students at IHC, it’s safe to say that my experience has been the most different. Seeing all the positive things on campus evolve, seeing the vision and mission of IHC slowly come to life makes me feel exceptionally proud to be part of the first batch. From starting up Music and Gaming clubs to taking a wide array of classes that have affected my personality in a fundamental way, it’s humbling to think how far I’ve come in the past two years. For all this, I have the superb faculty and teachers at IHC to thank for making my college experience one of the most treasured portions of my life.
The students at IHC have warmth and closeness I wouldn’t expect in large colleges, here professors know every student’s name and take the time to make sure each student does well. IHC has become more than just a place where students come and study. It has become a place where we bond and have become a family.
IHC has been a unique experience. It brings different nationalities and people together. Students and staff members are very friendly and they go out of their way to help others. The professors have great knowledge in their respective subjects and make the class more entertaining. It never gets boring at IHC.
IHC provides opportunity to students to go abroad to places in US to complete their higher education. I have been at IHC for three months now and have had several exciting experiences. The college classes are four days a week. Once a month on our day off, an event is planned so that students can mingle, make friends and get closer to one another. Although there is a large variety of subjects, I especially like learning about the UAE, the Arab History and learning to mingle with locals in this country through Arabic language and culture.