American Community School of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This Regional Institute is aimed at connecting secondary school counselors within the Middle East and North Africa with university admission advising tools and networks of universities around the world. It is also intended for universities in North America, Europe, and around the world who want to build connections and deepen their understanding of the Middle Eastern and North African student market.   

Through in-depth and focused conversations and presentations, participants will gain a greater understanding of the educational process, admission requirements, fees and scholarships, and the challenges and opportunities students face when applying to a university outside of the Middle East and North Africa.  

Registration is now open!

MENA 2017




College/University Fair



Why Attend the International ACAC MENA Regional Institute? 

The Regional Institute will allow for two days of concentrated networking, educational sessions, and conversations that are specific to Middle Eastern and North African students.

Representatives from universities and high schools, including admissions officers, principals, counselors, and teachers are encouraged to attend. All levels of experience are welcome. International ACAC membership is required.

Institute Location

American Community School of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Approximately 30 minutes from international airport

ACS is located in downtown Abu Dhabi in a section of town populated by many American businesses and government offices. It is a K-12 college preparatory school with an international student population numbering over 1200 students which represent more than 60 countries.

They have been a member of the Abu Dhabi community since 1972 and they offer the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
The school is a member of International ACAC, among other accredited international school organizations.


Regional Institute Registration Fees: 

  • High school and individual members - $175 USD
  • College/university and organization members - $190 USD

Housing for the MENA Institute is at local hotels. For details and direct booking links on the recommended hotels, please click here

Institute Grants that provide funding for Institute fees
(registration, additional housing, and new member dues) are available.
See the Institute Grant Application Form for details. 

Registration - now open!

High School and Individual Members - REGISTER HERE

College/University Members - CLOSED

Organizational Members - CLOSED


*This is a tentative, working schedule.

Thursday, October 19

  • Arrivals 
  • Opening Session 
  • Evening Welcome Event

Friday, October 20

  • Concurrent Sessions 1 & 2 (High school stream & university stream)
  • Networking Lunch
  • Concurrent Sessions 3 (High school stream & university stream)
  • Reverse High School Fair 
  • Dinner 
  • Evening Event

Saturday, October 21

Additional questions about the Regional Institute?
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