x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Summer abroad for 500 outstanding UAE pupils

Students will travel to arts of Europe, North America and Australia for four weeks to study as part of the Abu Dhabi Education Council¿s annual Summer Abroad programme.

ABU DHABI // Five hundred outstanding school pupils have been selected to travel to parts of Europe, North America and Australia as part of the Abu Dhabi Education Council's annual Summer Abroad programme.

The aim is to give the grade 10 and 11 pupils insight into other cultures and broaden their knowledge by travelling to the US, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

"This opportunity is awarded to distinguished students for the eighth year in a row," said Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, director general of Adec. "Students will travel on August 10 to respective host countries for four weeks to study English, maths, science and leadership skills."

The children were chosen based on their performance at school in several disciplines.

"Among the criteria governing the selection of top students was academic performance, ie, scoring 85 per cent or more, their behaviour at school and participation in extra-curricular activities," said Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Adec's executive director of school operations.

"The participation of students in this programme is subject to their parents' approval."

Mr Al Dhaheri said that 44 supervisors will accompany the pupils. "They will be chosen based on their leadership skills and efficiency. Supervisors and students will have medical insurance coverage while abroad."

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