The Department of International Studies is housed on the second floor of the Physics Building. The department has a casual and welcoming atmosphere. Tables arranged along the mezzanine make inviting places to study, relax or socialize with friends, and the professors’ offices are always open for students who need assistance or just want to talk. Classrooms are equipped with media projectors and whiteboards and some are active learning spaces that combine studio-style seating with interactive technology.
The international studies program (INS) is writing intensive and requires mastery of a large amount of source material, so the second most important building on campus for INS majors is the library.
As one of the region's premier archival centers, the AUS Library is an outstanding facility that provides collections, services and programs to support the curricular and research needs of the entire university community. The majority of our library's rapidly growing physical collection is in English; however, there are also materials available in Arabic.
Our students have access to an online catalog system that can be used to search for library materials from any location on or off campus. They can also access e-books, online databases, full-text journals and other digital resources. Books and articles not available in either hard or electronic copies can be obtained through the excellent interlibrary loan department.