The Academic Bridge Program (ABP) Student Services works to promote learning, healthy lifestyles, and personal growth and to foster leadership and career development. Student Services encourages students to balance their academic life with their social, personal, and physical well-being. At the ABP, there are ample opportunities to participate in student clubs and organizations, on-campus employment, community service, volunteer work, sports, and recreation activities.
Committed to building a dynamic and all-encompassing community of students and educators, ABP Student Services collaborates with the universities at Qatar Foundation and other agencies in Qatar to forge educational partnerships that advance student development.
ABP College Counselor works to support the students with college planning process though individual application assistance, advice and guidance on university selection, and individual and group planning sessions. She also organizes events including college fairs, weekly meetings with universities, workshops to help with completing the parts of the application, and sets up Education City university tours. Students can find guide and support for college application since the first day of the academic year.
Personal and social counseling is available for students. If students need to talk to someone about stress, or work through any kind of health, personal or social problem, they can go to Student Services Department where they will find support and help.
College Guidance and Career Development
Through the College Guidance and Career Development Program, the ABP provides students with the necessary tools, information and guidance to explore and identify career options and ensure a successful university application process.
Multiple workshops are offered during the year including Major and Career Exploration Workshops, Résumé Workshops, College Essay Writing Workshops, and Interview Workshops. Extensive resources are provided to students to help them with university selection and the application procedures to gain admission to Qatar Foundation partner universities and other universities, both in Qatar and abroad.
Where Our Graduates Study
The list below indicates some of the universities ABP students have been admitted to.
- Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
- Texas A&M University at Qatar
- Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar
- Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
- Northwestern University in Qatar
- Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
- Qatar University
- College of the North Atlantic-Qatar
- Qatar Aeronautical College
- University of Calgary-Qatar
- Stenden University Qatar
- Community College of Qatar
- Arizona State University
- University of Colorado-Boulder
- University of Colorado-Denver
- Colorado State University
- University of Oregon
- Oregon State University
- Ohio State University
- University of South Florida
- University of Michigan
- Colorado School of Mines
- University of British Columbia
- Carleton University
- University of Victoria
- University of Toronto
- University of Manitoba
- University of Leeds
- University of Manchester
- Cardiff University
- University of Birmingham
- University of Surrey
- University of Nottingham
- King’s College London
- University of Southampton
- University of Sheffield
- University of Portsmouth
- University College London
- Swansea University
- Leeds Metropolitan University
- University of Bradford
- Northampton University
- University of Central Lancashire
- Middlesex University
- University of East Anglia
- University Of Sussex
- American University of Paris, Paris
- American University of Sharjah, UAE
- Gulf Medical University, UAE
- King Saud University, KSA
- International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Activities and Events
Student Services works with the ABP Student Association to develop and promote events throughout the year. These events include: guest speaker lectures, fundraising events, beach clean-ups, movie-watching afternoons, games and competitions, talent shows, and field trips to local museums.
Students are encouraged to join existing clubs as well as to help create new clubs that will enable students to pursue their interests. Students in good academic standing may be actively involved in up to three student clubs of their choice. All clubs have a faculty supervisor who guides the student members and helps them to meet their goals within the club. Student clubs vary from year to year based on student needs and interests.
Below are some of the existing clubs at the ABP:
- Community Service Club
- Creative Writing Club
- Debate Club
- Model United Nations (MUN) Club
- Music Club
- Newsletter Club
- Photography Club
- Robotics Club
- and more…
The Student Association provides students with valuable leadership experience and provides students with a voice to improve extra-curricular offerings at the ABP.
Members of the Student Association are elected by ABP students. ABP Student Services coordinate the elections and oversee the running of the Student Association. As part of the election process, students stage election campaigns and give election speeches.
The Student Association includes the officers below:
- Vice President (Male)
- Vice President (Female)
Health and Wellness
Student Services provides students with information about health and emergency services provided by Qatar Foundation as well as about other health services available in Qatar. Health campaigns organized by Qatar Foundation are promoted throughout the year and students are encouraged to participate in these campaigns.