Specialist in International Studies and Exchanges, Employment of Academic and Student Services with KHALIFA UNIVERSITY

job description

(Specialist in international studies and exchanges) – (University and student services)

The description

Specialist in international studies and exchanges

The International Study and Exchange Specialist is responsible for developing, managing and overseeing all aspects of the multiple study abroad and student exchange programs at Khalifa University and for organizing and oversee the operations of student exchange programs to ensure efficiency and world-class performance.

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Implement the International Studies and Student Exchange business plan in line with the Khalifa University vision and mission and policies and procedures.
  • Manage the budgets delegated to international studies and exchanges.
  • Plan and organize international study and exchange activities to ensure services are delivered effectively and efficiently while maximizing user satisfaction and learning.
  • Design, coordinate and conduct study abroad pre-departure advice and guidance
  • Ensure effective evaluation and quality assurance and implement necessary development and corrective actions.
  • Facilitate and act as the primary point of contact for approved international visiting groups and oversee activities in preparation for hosting visiting groups.
  • Help lead international programs through collaborative program planning, budget development and oversight.
  • Identify and prepare grant funding proposals for international initiatives.
  • Coordinate and facilitate student/faculty agreements with certain foreign colleges and universities.
  • Serve as a point of contact at international institutions for study abroad students and responsible for international communications and responses to students and their families, host university officials, faculty directors.
  • Establish and maintain professional networks with related local, national and international organizations and agencies to support its student exchange programs.
  • Help identify and implement best practices in international education and conduct program review and evaluation from this perspective.
  • Oversee the development of Khalifa University-wide international study and exchange program materials and maintain associated repositories with current and accurate information in collaboration with the Communications Department.
  • Raise awareness and promote the student exchange program, educate students and applicants on the benefits of the program, and help prepare them for successful participation.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff and ensure that student exchange objectives are incorporated into various activities as appropriate.
  • Help assess the impact of study abroad and student exchange programs and adjust as necessary.
  • Adhere to University information security and privacy policies and procedures and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of duties and responsibilities as required
  • Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor


Qualifications & Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Experience required


  • A minimum of 7 to 9 years of relevant experience.

UAE Nationals:

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience

If you need further assistance or have any problem with the online application, please do not hesitate to contact the recruitment team (recruitmentteam@ku.ac.ae).

Main location: KUK – Khalifa University
Job: Specialist
Program: Ordinary
Change: Standard
Type of employment: Fulltime