Twelve students left Friday for the UK to join the three-week Summer Internship Programme at Pembroke College, Oxford University. The programme is organised by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) for the third year in a row.
As part of the internship, students will study Biology and Economics.
The Internship Programme comes in line with the goals of ADEC’s 10-year Strategic Plan aiming at developing a knowledge-based economy and improving student skills to meet the needs of global labour market. Moreover, it will also help achieve the goals of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 which requires highly qualified workforce, according to ADEC’s Division Manager of Guidance and Scholarships Mona Majed Al Mansouri.
“The programme that runs until July 20, aims to improve educational opportunities for high-achieving UAE students, develop their academic capabilities and foster their ability to work with others from different cultures and expose them to different patterns of life in order to help them acquire self-confidence, independence and the ability to adapt to new cultures.“The internship programme includes a third year undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 studying medicine and engineering. Students will be participating in a series of courses and programmes that will develop a stronger cultural understanding and expose them to new expectations, responsibilities, and challenges. As part of the internship, students will attend lectures and take part in social activities and excursions to explore the cultural landmarks of Oxford,” Mona said.