At Al-Aqsa University, we believe in helping our students become international students with a wide-range of interpersonal, research and employability skills to help them succeed in the international and inter-cultural employment market after graduation. To support our students in gaining these invaluable skills, we offer a great range of life-changing study abroad opportunities for students to experience during their undergraduate studies with us.
Our study abroad and exchange programmes such as Erasmus+ ICM and Mevlana allow our students to study at universities in EU countries for a semester or a full academic year. They can benefit from taking part of their degree in a new academic and cultural environment.
Erasmus+ has proved to be very beneficial for participants. The received feedback and the measured impact from our mobility students show not only a huge increase in employability but also dramatically improved chances of living and working abroad in later life. This is especially true when looking at the Palestinian students who lived such experience and managed to improve their interpersonal and skills enhance their academic and research skills, raise their cultural awareness, upgrade their language skills, and build new relationships and make new friends.
According to our recognition system, we accept the ECTS hours system and adapt it to our accreditation system that the credits they gain while studying abroad can be transferred to our home institution to count towards their final degree mark.
Through the ongoing ICM project with Yildiz Technical University (YTU) in Turkey, we have reported our mobility students there Majd and Alaa from mathematics department who earned their internship through a bilateral agreement between our university and YTU within the scope of Erasmus+ ICM.
"We had constantly dreamed to go internationally, study in a new environment, experience a new culture, and learn a new language. Since arriving in Istanbul, we have already begun the arrangements of our stay, after we finished the accommodation arrangements, we started to go socially and get close to local citizens and our classmates. We have gained a lot of life experiences which helped in increasing our self-steam. Additionally, we have learned new learning methods which helped to expand our scientific knowledge. In our free time, we used to go out and explore the city and the amazing architecture in it. There's no doubt that we loved the life here in Istanbul and we hope to live another experience in a different country" Majd AbuAlsoud and Alaa AbuNada , December 2019.