Lewis University students visit Dubai Women’s College

Published March 23rd, 2010 - 01:02 GMT
Dubai Women’s College (DWC) Business Department recently hosted 11 students accompanied by Dr. Faisal Abdullah and Dr. Rami Khasawneh, Dean and Professor from Lewis University, the College of Business and Graduate School of Management. The visit was marked by informative presentations about UAE culture and business in UAE followed by discussions on current economic situation and business sustainability.
Dr. Rami Khasawneh and the student group came to visit a few companies in Dubai to learn about the business world and the various trade practices followed. They expressed their desire to visit DWC with the objective of engaging in a discussion with DWC students. Students of Lewis University were highly impressed and outcome of the discussion was valuable to both student groups as they could learn more about each other in terms of education, culture, tradition, business environment and economy.
 Azra Husain from Lewis University said, “I really appreciate the hospitality that we were shown at the college for our visit and admire the motivation and ambition present in every student we met.” Anthony Lovero, another student from Lewis University said, “I was pleasantly surprised with the warm welcome given by the girls from DWC.  It was very interesting to learn about their college and about the Emirati way of life”
Dr. Monica Gallant, Chair of the Business Department at DWC, said that, “It is wonderful for the students to share their cultures with each other and for the college to form alliances with international institutions”.
Lewis University delegates gave an impressive presentation about their University, the programs offered, business sustainability focusing on corporate governance, the present economic crisis in US, particularly the positive impact it has on the education sector and the recovery steps to overcome the economic downturn.
Abby Lamping, a Business student at Lewis University mentioned that she really enjoyed the opportunity to interact with DWC students. “It is not very often that you have the privilege to meet with a group of students half way across the globe and talk about the similarities and differences that you have not only in college but also in life. It was a wonderful experience and I thank DWC students for sharing their stories with us.”
Reem Hussain Rashed Lootah, Business student at DWC, commented “I really enjoyed the time that we spent it with students from Lewis University, because we shared the knowledge about our culture and also, about our future plans.”
The visit was part of ongoing efforts by DWC faculty to promote international exchanges between Emirati students and their peers across the globe.

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