AUBH Hosts Open House at New Riffa Campus

Press release
Published August 21st, 2019 - 06:27 GMT
During the event
During the event
The American University of Bahrain successfully hosted an Open House at its state-of-the-art campus

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) hosted its first open house event at its new Riffa campus. The event was open to the public with the aim of providing students, parents, and the community an appreciation of American-style education and experience first-hand the architectural beauty of the campus as it prepares for its opening in September 2019.

The event took place on Saturday the 17th of August from 3-7 p.m. where students and parents were taken on a tour of the campus and attended micro-sessions taught by regular faculty members. They were given the opportunity to participate in the multi-cultural environment, personalized mentorship, and active campus life that AUBH will offer.

The event also included a number of fun-filled activities such as games and competitions, including a virtual reality experience, Pictionary and more. Parents had the opportunity to express their concerns and ask questions in regularly-scheduled Parent Workshops.  The event also included on-going entertainment, free American-style food, a picture booth, and a station to customize free AUBH t-shirts.

Founding President of AUBH, Dr. Saxton expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “The event was a huge success and we were very happy with the turnout. This was our first chance to welcome the community, potential students, and our inaugural students on campus. It will provide them a glimpse of what AUBH stands for and what it represents.”

“Our beautiful state-of-the-art campus was designed to foster interaction and collaboration among students, faculty, and the community. The architects, planners, and now our faculty have accomplished just that,” she added.

During the event, attendees also got the opportunity to win giveaways. Additionally, three scholarships were awarded to students at the event-closing raffle.

AUBH is the first private, American-style university in the Kingdom of Bahrain to offer a world-class educational experience and was established in line with the Kingdom’s plans to upscale the country’s academic quality and advance its status as an educational role model for the Arab region. With a strong emphasis on employability and cultural awareness, the AUBH experience is unique to this region. It combines dynamic instruction, quality faculty, personalized mentorship, state-of-the-art premises and a multicultural, socially-active campus to help students achieve their career goals and transform into well-rounded, highly competent professionals.

Background Information

American University of Bahrain

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) is the first comprehensive, purpose-built, American co-educational university in the Kingdom of Bahrain, opening in September 2019.

AUBH aims to significantly change the landscape of higher education in Bahrain by offering American-style university education, which fosters interaction and collaboration between students, Faculty and the professional community, resulting in a unique educational experience for students. With the support of experienced local and international Faculty and staff, AUBH aims to open the door to a world-class experience that encourages team building, collaboration, and innovation for superior graduate outcomes.

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