Dubai: GEMS–Al Khail International School partners with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Simon Herbert

Simon Herbert, Principal of the School and CEO of GIS, said: “As the GEMS Center of Excellence for Aviation and Space, we are delighted to partner with [ERAU]. The partnership is extremely rewarding for our students and provides another superb pathway that personalizes the education we provide. This puts our school at the forefront of finding opportunities for our students and graduates, while offering parents a significant discount on university fees.

Matthew Flaherty, Vice-Chancellor and Head of Asia, ERAU-Asia, said: “It is a great pleasure for us to recognize [GIS] as one of our partners in the ERAU dual registration program. We are confident that this partnership will enable students enrolled at the school to benefit from ERAU’s reputation as one of the world’s leading higher education institutions in aviation and flight education. aerospace.

He added: “With this head start in teaching aviation and aerospace while still in high school, GEMS students are preparing for a fulfilling career not only in aviation and aerospace, but also in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

GIS inaugurated its first cohort of CP students in September 2021, with a total of 23 students majoring in business or creative media. Thanks to ERAU, CP students will now also be able to specialize in aeronautics and aviation, or in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Alternatively, they can specialize in Combined Business with one of two new pathways.

Students are free to choose from a wide variety of ERAU university-level courses leading to aeronautics, aviation, or STEM streams. They must register for four courses in the first year of CP and four courses in the second year. The courses are not run simultaneously, but are sequential, with each course lasting nine weeks. Students complete them online at school while following the rest of the CP curriculum face-to-face.