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  • Locations: Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Muscat, Oman
  • Program Terms: Faculty Led
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
   Visit Dubai – most progressive city in Gulf States Region (home of tallest building in the world); Spend a night in the desert, visit the famous turtle beach in Oman; interact with Arab students at the American University of Dubai and at Mazoon College in Oman
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January 2-13, 2018
 Dr. Gelles, Dr. Smith, Dr. Ferguson

Learn more about Dubai in this National Geographic article
Dubai's Audacious Goal - Oct 17 by National Geographic
The study abroad program will take place during winter break 2017. Students will travel to Muscat, Oman and Dubai, UAE for two weeks of course work in the Gulf States.   Students will be housed on the campuses of Mazoon University College and American University Dubai. Course instruction will include classroom lectures in an active learning environment. Lectures will be supplemented with guest speakers and trips to mining sites, alternate energy and water resource sites, famous cultural centers, game parks, and technology incubators throughout Oman and Dubai.
Spend the night under the stars in the desert!
This program is designed to provide an educational experience in context of the Arab Culture. 

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Site Visits Include:
  • City tour of Dubai
  • Shopping in Arab Gold Market
  • Oman Turtle Beach
  • Shop in the Souqs of Oman
  • Nizwa Fort
  • Desert Camp
  • Visit to oilfields in Oman and UAE
  • Sultan Qaboos Mosque
  • Burj al-Arab 
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Sultans PalaceCourses
6 credit hours
Econ 4642
"Introduction to Global Eco and Social-preneurship and Innovation"

This course will review invention, design, innovation, and entrepreneurship from an economic perspective and the ability to reduce concepts and ideas to practice. The course will help the student appreciate and understand the contributions that various disciplines and others make in successfully completing a project. The course will review case studies and material from Harvard Business School, Stanford University, Singularity University, Soundview books and other sources.


Econ 4440
"Environmental and Natural Resource Economics"

The subject matter of Economics 4440, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics needs little introduction. We are generally bombarded with events associated with natural resources and the environment. The topics are familiar: high gas prices, endangered species, global warming, issues associated with the use of hydrocarbon fuels, air and water pollution, oil spills, nuclear and other toxic wastes, and deforestation among others. Policies to deal with issues associated with the environment and the pursuit of scarce resources are an important part of our political and economics debate. The question of what constitutes pollution and how much we should invest as a society on the abatement of such substances is an important aspect of public policy.

This January 2-13, 2018, three professors from Missouri S&T will lead a study abroad group to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Muscat, Oman where we will offer Environmental Economics. The course will cover general environmental issues and theory from an economic perspective but in addition we will look at this issue in the context of the Gulf States of UAE and Oman. The Gulf State countries are one of the world’s number one sources of fossil fuels, particularly petroleum, and while we are there we will discuss environmental topics from this context. We also hope to visit energy sites in both countries including oil production sites and a liquefied natural gas plant. The text book we will use is Markets and the Environment, by Keohane and Olmstead.




DATES: 1/2/18 - arrive Dubai and check into lodging; 1/3/17-1/6/18 -
classes at American University Dubai; 1/6/18 - travel to Muscat, Oman and check into
student housing at Mazoon College; 1/6/18-1/12/18-classes at Mazoon College;
1/13/18 - travel from Muscat, Oman to Rolla, MO.
Estimated Budget
Program Estimated Budget
Expense Description   Estimated Costs
Program Fees Include- airfare, lodging, some meals, in country transportation, health insurance, program activity fees, study abroad fee, and application fee (The Program fee is paid to International & Cultural Affairs) $2700.
Tuition (To be paid to S&T through the Cashier's Office) Resident
Other Estimated Cost to Student (Paid directly by the Student and not through S&T)
Passport $150
Visa $50.
Transportation to and from airport and parking $120.
Meals not included with the program $600
Spending money $300
Activities not included in program  
Books/Supplies $50
Cell Phone (check your carrier's roaming plan) $120
Miscellaneous $100
Trip Cancellation Insurance (recommended but optional) (STA travel)  
Total Program Cost (Resident/ Non-Resident) $6,350. $9,977
* Program fees listed are estimates only. Updated program fee information will be provided to all participants accepted into the program.
Dr. Gelles:
Dr. Smith:
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This program is currently not accepting applications.