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16-09-2012

HCT’s ADWC welcomes German students

The Higher Colleges of Technology’s Abu Dhabi Women’s College recently welcomed its first international students.

Joining the College’s Business program for one semester are German students Antje Hartel, Jessica Mueller, and Maria Elges, who are Media Management students at Germany’s Macromedia University for Media and Communication (known by its German acronym MHMK).

The new students, including four male colleagues attending Abu Dhabi Men’s College, chose the HCT from among twelve MHMK partner universities around the world.

HCT Vice Chancellor Dr. Tayeb Kamali and his MHMK counterpart, Vice President Joachim Scheurer, signed a cooperation agreement late last year, and the HCT has agreed to educate MHMK students who seek a semester-long experience in the Arabic world.

Although the women might have chosen to attend major institutions in the USA, Australia, Thailand, Korea, Spain, or any other MHMK partner, the women pursued their longstanding interest in Islam and the Arabic world to choose ADWC. Jessica Mueller said: “I wanted to come closer to the origins of the Islamic religion.”

Antje Hartel added: “I always was interested in this religion and culture.” To Maria Elges the UAE seemed like “the most different and most exciting place to explore".

ADWC Student Council President Naeema Al Hosani was happy to greet the new foreign students on their first orientation day.

College Director Dr. Jace Hargis also met the new arrivals, saying on the occasion: “We at ADWC are pleased to be a destination for foreign students who want to further their studies in this region. Our warm, open environment and welcoming students will surely help our guests feel comfortable, even while their classes will challenge them to grow academically.”

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