12 students to join the Summer Internship Program at Pembroke College
Abu Dhabi- June 29th, 2012:
A number of 12 students left today for the UK to join the three-week Summer Internship Program at Pembroke College, Oxford University. The Program is organized by Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) for the third year in a row. As part of the internship, students will study Biology and Economics programs.
Mrs. Mona Majed Al-Mansouri, Division Manager of Guidance and Scholarships at ADEC, said that the Internship Program 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 labor market. Moreover, it will also help achieve the goals of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 which requires highly qualified workforce.
“The program that runs until July 20th, aims to improve educational opportunities for high-achieving UAE students, develop their academic capabilities & 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”, added Al-Mansouri.
“The internship program 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 programs 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”, added Al Mansoori.
ADEC will be responsible for students during their stay abroad. A number of chaperons will accompany them to ensure that appropriate care is taken and ADEC will be in touch with chaperons to ensure educational goals are achieved.
The program is organized for the third year as 22 interns were sent during the last two years. Interns lauded the Program and were pleased to take part in this pioneering program.
This year’s interns are: Shamma Mohammed Al Tamimi, Salma Ali Bilal Ali Al Balooshi, Noora Ibrahim Albalooshi, Tasneim Ali Al Dhanhani, Mahra Rashed Al Shemeili, Omar Ahmed Al Shekaili, Omar Abdulla Mohammed, Iman Mohd Abdulla Alhammadi, Mariam Ahmed Aljneibi, Mahra Saeed Al Kuwaiti, Ahoud Ibrahim Al Marzouqi, Khuloud Obaid Ateeq Al Dhaheri.