International Horizons College (IHC)

Introduction

Welcome to IHC

International Horizons College is licensed and accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR). The college is an independent and international undergraduate institution committed to fulfilling high standards of academic excellence and relevancy to the 21st century.

The institution provides high academically performing students from the MENASA region with an American style college education in arts, sciences and pre-professional studies and serves as a pathway for transfer to elite universities in the United States as well as regional institutions. International Horizons College balances specialized and general education in order that our students achieve a strong foundation for widely varying careers in business and industry, the professions, public service, teaching, and fine arts.

What is the IHC 2+2 Model

IHC prepares students during two years of study in Dubai for transfer to universities in the US. Preparation starts in the Freshman year at IHC, when students work with academic counselors to develop a clear academic plan. The Academic Plan is based on students’ natural aptitude and interests. The Academic Plan lists the ideal universities and their specific requirements for each student.

Our 2+2 model allows students to save money, gain more academic preparation and be closer to home by completing the first two years of the bachelors degree in Dubai and then moving on to the final two years at elite universities in the US or other regions.

Vision

IHC will be known throughout the MENASA region for our progressive American curriculum college education and superior rates of student success.

Strategic Goals and Objectives:

  1. Increase access to higher education of under-served groups in the MENESA region.

  2. Foster innovation in teaching and learning to improve student success – establishing the Global Classroom and Anytime Anywhere Learning

  3. Promote college-wide interaction with, and acceptance of, diverse peoples, cultures, arts and perspectives.

  4. Engage all members of the college community in an ongoing program of environmental sustainability and resource conservation.

Mission

IHC is a selective independent and international undergraduate institution committed to fulfilling high standards of intellectual excellence relevant to the 21st century. The institution provides high academically performing students within the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region with an American curriculum college education in arts, sciences and pre-professional studies and serves as a bridge for transfer access to elite universities in the United States and regional institutions. At IHC we balance specialized and general education to ensure that our students achieve a strong foundation for widely varying careers in business and industry, the professions, public service, teaching and fine arts.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Bachelor

International Bachelors Degree

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

IHC prepares students during two years of study in Dubai for transfer to universities in the US. Preparation starts in the Freshman year at IHC, when students work with academic counselors to develop a clear academic plan. The Academic Plan is based on students’ natural aptitude and interests. The Academic Plan lists the ideal universities and their specific requirements for each student. Our 2+2 model allows students to save money, gain more academic preparation and be closer to home by completing the first two years of the bachelors degree in Dubai and then moving on to the final two years at elite universities in the US or other regions. [+]

2+2 Bachelor Degree 2+2 Model

IHC’s 2 + 2 model allows students to save money, gain more academic preparation and be closer to home by completing the first two years of the bachelors degree in Dubai and then the final two years at elite universities in the US or other regions. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 at IHC in order to have an opportunity to transfer to top universities in the US or other regions. A 3.2-3.5 should be the target GPA. Above 3.5 positions a student very well for admission to a top US university. The primary focus for completing the bachelor’s program will be the University of California (UC) system. Eight of the nine universities are ranked in the US News & World Report Top 100 universities. In addition to UC system, students can also gain admission to the California State University (CSU) system of over 20 universities. In addition to the UC and CSU, IHC is in discussions with several Top 100 universities in the US and in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia regions. These agreements will be announced in the coming months.... [-]